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Ron Lamers Appointed General Manager of The St. Regis, Houston
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HOUSTON, TX. August 10, 2009 - : Hotel executive Ron Lamers has been appointed General Manager of The St. Regis, Houston, and the city’s premier AAA Five Diamond luxury property.  The recently refurbished hotel is recognized as the city’s premiere address for national and international visitors as well as an iconic and popular local destination. 

Lamer arrives at The St. Regis Houston after helming the successful opening of The Resort at Singer Island, a Starwood Luxury Collection Resort in Florida. Prior to Singer Island, Lamers led teams with the Ritz-Carlton chain in Boston and Philadelphia. Lamers also served as General Manager of The Jefferson Hotel, a Mobil 5 Star, AAA 5 Diamond historic hotel in Virginia. With over 20 years of hotel management experience in Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., Lamers brings an expert knowledge of the global traveler to one of the most international of cities, Houston.

“Joining the team at The St. Regis Houston marks a wonderful return to a city hotel environment for me,” said Mr. Lamers. “I am eager to become engaged in the Houston hospitality community and I look forward to seeing The St. Regis Houston earn greater accolades and even more loyal guests.” 

Lamers has been a resident of the United States since the late 1980’s and attended university in his native country, The Netherlands.

About The St. Regis Houston
First opened in 1982 as the Remington Hotel, the high-profile address became the St. Regis Houston in 2000. It won its first AAA Five Diamond Award in 2001 and has retained it ever since. The hotel completed a $15 million guestroom renovation in early 2009. The St. Regis Houston is situated at 1919 Briar Oaks Lane in the residential area of Post Oak Park and River Oaks, one-half mile from the Galleria and 12 miles from Houston's central business district. The hotel has received numerous awards and special recognition for its quality of service, attention to detail and its dining facilities, The Remington Restaurant and The Remington Bar. Among the special services provided are afternoon tea services and the signature St. Regis Butler Service, an ever present yet unobtrusive service dedicated to meeting the needs of discerning global travelers. For more information, please call 713.840.7600 or visit www.stregis.com/houston.

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining classic sophistication and modern luxury, the St. Regis brand remains faithful to its commitment to excellence. Founded by John Jacob Astor IV, with the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago, The St. Regis brand of 
hotels is known for its unique luxury dimension, customized service and refined elegance, in the best destinations worldwide. Plans for this brand to globally continue its legacy include long-awaited St. Regis properties in Baja Mar, the Bahamas, Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico, Bal Harbor, Hawaii and Deer Crest, in North America, and in Buenos Aires, Costa Rica, Kanai, and Mexico City in Latin America. St. Regis has also announced plans to open properties in Bangkok, Jakarta, Lhasa, Macau, Osaka, Chengdu, Sanya Yalong Bay and Tinajin. In the Middle East, the St. Regis brand will continue to expand in Cairo, Doha and Bahrain. The distinctive trait of the St. Regis experience is customized service and attention, coveted locations and luxurious design. For more information on The St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.stregis.com

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Contact:

Maggi Jones
713.524.7626
maggi@maggijonespr.com 

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Also See: The Ritz-Carlton Houston to be Converted to The St. Regis Houston / March 1999
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Terminates Management Agreement at Hotels in Aspen, Houston, New York City and Washington, D.C / Aug 1997
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