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Simeon Miranda Named General Manager of Marriott Anaheim Suites
in Garden Grove, California

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SEATTLE, Wash., March 17, 2009 — Officials of the Dow Hotel Company, LLC, a hotel ownership investment and management company, today announced that Simeon Miranda has joined the company as general manager of the 371-room Marriott Anaheim Suites in California.  He will oversee the property’s day-to-day operations and report directly to Steve Falciani, regional vice president of operations.

“Simeon Miranda is part of our announced major push to increase our management bench strength at all levels in this difficult economy,” said Murray L. Dow II, Dow Hotel Company president.  “With 25 years of managerial experience in the hotel industry, he is one of the most experienced all-suite hotel general managers in the business and also has extensive operating experience with upscale, full-service, branded hotels.

“In the past four months, we have added the equivalent of more than 80 years of senior operations experience to our company, and we have seen positive results with steady gains in market share,” he noted.  “Under Simeon’s leadership and his proven track record in operations, we expect this award-winning hotel to continue to excel, despite a challenging fiscal environment.  We believe he will help us position the hotel for the inevitable economic rebound.”

Prior to joining the Marriott Anaheim Suites, Miranda was resident manager of the 1,241 -room Hilton Waikoloa Village, a 62-acre world-class destination resort.  He has served as general manager of five different properties, including the 400-room Embassy Suites Resort, Lake Tahoe, Calif., and the 224-room Embassy Suites/Crown Sterling Suites, Anaheim, Calif.  Miranda received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Seattle University.  He is a former member of the board of directors for the Kohala Coast Resort Association and is a member of the Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Association.

Located at 12015 Harbor Blvd, in Garden Grove, Calif., the Marriott Anaheim Suites is centrally positioned in Orange County, just one mile from Disneyland®, the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim Stadium, Crystal Cathedral and other world-famous tourist attractions.  The full-service, all-suite hotel is an AAA Three-Diamond Award winner and offers high-speed Internet access, a fitness center with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, and a pool and whirlpool.  The property has an American-style restaurant, SunSpot, and a Starbucks on-site as well.

“Due to its central location and proximity to all major attractions and corporations, the hotel is ideally situated to improve its position as the market leader for business and leisure travelers to Anaheim,” Miranda noted.  “Because every room is a suite, the hotel provides great price-value for both business and leisure travelers.”

Seattle-based The Dow Hotel Company is a hotel owner/investor and operator of first-class, full-service hotels with properties throughout the United States.  DHC is currently completing renovations at its Houston and Portland properties totaling more than $15 million.  The company’s portfolio of owned and managed properties consists of institutional-grade hotels, under such brands as Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Sheraton, and Crowne Plaza.  The company aggressively seeks to acquire, co-invest with joint venture partners and/or manage mid- to large-size, first-class, full-service hotels, especially those with extensive food and beverage capabilities.

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Contact:

Chris Daly
Phone:  (703) 435-6293
chris@dalygray.com

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Also See: Landmark Companies, LLC. Signs Dow Hotel Company to Operate the 371 suite Anaheim Marriott Suites; Steven G. Falciani Named General Manager / November 2004
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