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Marshall Hotels Names Four to Regional Director Positions:
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 Jeff Day, Carol Bullock-Walter, Scott Becque & Pennie Oliver

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SALISBURY, Md., June 8, 2009 – Officials of Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a leading, Maryland-based hotel management and services company, today announced that it added four experienced regional directors to its management team to enhance both operations and sales and marketing efforts.  The new directors include:

·         Jeff Day, regional director of operations

·         Carol Bullock-Walter, regional director of sales and marketing

·         Scott Becque, regional director of sales and marketing

·         Pennie Oliver, regional director of sales and marketing

“We continue to increase our bench strength to optimize returns for our hotel owners,” said Michael Marshall, president and CEO of Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc.  “We have added seven hotels to our portfolio in the past six months and continue to build infrastructure to support that growth, as well as maintain the appropriate depth to continue adding to our management portfolio without reducing service to our existing owners.  Our planned growth strategy has paid off with our portfolio maintaining its RevPAR market share as compared to its competitive set even in this tightened economy.

“We believe we are at or are approaching the bottom of the hotel real estate cycle,” he noted.  “These four professionals, who combined have more than 106 years hotel expertise, each will oversee approximately 10 to 12 properties to provide the personal attention of a senior operator.  We not only expect them to give us immediate support for our hotels, but better position us to accelerate the upturn at our properties more quickly when the industry begins to turn around.

“There is more great talent available today than at any time during my 20-plus years in the industry,” Marshall said.  “Because we are one of the few companies that continue to expand in this down market, we offer significant personal growth opportunities for our associates, which allow us to attract ‘A-list’ players like these four directors to our management team.”

Jeff Day has more than 30 years experience with major full-service hotels, ocean-front resorts and convention center properties for such brands as InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton Hotels International and Radisson Hotels & Resorts.  Previously, he was a regional director of operations for a number of limited-service and extended-stay hotels, primarily <>overseeing Marriott- and Choice-branded properties. 

Day served as treasurer and as chairperson for the Finance and Human Resource Committees for the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.  He received his certified hotel administrator (CHA) and certified financial business executive (CFBE) accreditations from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, and his undergraduate degree from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island.

As regional director of sales and marketing, Carol Bullock-Walter is responsible for the company’s growing New York City portfolio and the surrounding region.  Prior to joining Marshall, she led a sales strategy and operations team for Starwood Hotels as well as managed revenue projects which overhauled the company’s corporate transient benefits programs.  She holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Simmons College and a bachelor’s degree from St. Michaels College.

Scott Becque is responsible for overseeing sales, revenue development and marketing in his new role as regional director of sales and marketing.  Prior to joining Marshall, Becque was regional director of sales and marketing for Columbia Sussex Co. where he oversaw 17 hotels in the Northeast, including Sheraton-, Westin-, and Marriott-branded hotels.  He served with Interstate Hotels Corporation as director of sales and marketing and received the company’s Significant Achievement Award for booking more than $1 million in new business at The Island Resorts of Massachusetts–Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.  Becque holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ithaca College.

Pennie Oliver has held various sales & marketing positions in her more than 20 years of hospitality industry experience.  She has overseen new hotel openings and orchestrated pre-opening marketing and sales strategies for leading brands.  Oliver has in-depth knowledge in the day-to-day operations of hotel sales and strong experience in turn-around situations.  She attended Rochester Institute of Technology for business management and accounting and earned her certified hotel sales professional (CHSP) designation from American Hotel and Lodging Association’s Educational Institute.<>

About Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Salisbury, Md.-based Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc., founded in 1980, has special expertise in operating three- and four-star branded hotels and resorts, averaging 100 to 500 rooms, in urban and central business districts, suburban/drive-to and resort locations.  In addition, the company has a proven track record managing independent resort and unique urban properties.  The company has managed a wide array of leading hotel brands, including Hilton, Starwood, InterContinental Hotel Group, Hyatt, Choice and Wyndham.  Additional information about Marshall Management may be found at the company's Web site: www.marshallhotels.com. 
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Contact:

Rick Day
  Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing
  Marshall Hotels & Resorts
  (410)749-8464
  rday@marshallhotels.com
 

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Also See: Marshall Hotels Promotes Three Executives including Ben Seidel to Chief Operating Officer / May 2009

Marshall Management Names Benjamin N. Seidel Joins as Executive Vice-president and Patrick Welton as Corporate Director of Revenue / June 2006
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