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The Peabody Hotel Group Promotes Gregg Herning to Vice President of Sales
and Marketing and Monte Hansen Named General Manager for
418-room The Peabody Little Rock

 
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 24, 2010) ¬ The Peabody Hotel Group announced today that Gregg Herning, general manager of The Peabody Little Rock, has been promoted within the company, and Monte Hansen, most recently general manager of The Greenbrier, has been named new general manager for the Peabody.
 
Effective immediately, Herning will serve as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Peabody Hotel Group and Director of Sales and Marketing for The Peabody Orlando.  In his new role, Herning will oversee sales and marketing functions for the Peabody Hotel Group with direct responsibility for the 1,600-room expansion at the property in Orlando.  Hansen, a former rooms director of The Peabody Memphis, returns to the company to continue the momentum of The Peabody Little Rock¹s recent success.
 
"Gregg Herning has been at the helm of significant achievements for our Little Rock property, most notably leading the hotel to earn the recent designation as Arkansas¹ first and only Forbes Four Star hotel," said Marty Belz, president and chief executive officer of the Peabody Hotel Group.  "We look forward to Monte building on the legacy that Gregg provided us in Little Rock, and we are thrilled to recognize Gregg for his efforts with this well-deserved promotion in Orlando."
 
Hansen served as director of rooms at The Peabody Memphis from 2004 to 2007, driving quality service and achieving that property's Four Star designation while increasing overall departmental profit.  In 2007, Hansen accepted a position as executive director of rooms at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia where he quickly rose to the position of general manager.  He has served as general manager of The Greenbrier since July 2009.
 
The Peabody Orlando is undergoing a $450 million expansion to include over 250,000 square feet of function space, a new 22,000-square-foot Peabody Spa and Athletic Club, 13 entertainment options and a 2,100-car parking garage. Upon completion, The Peabody Orlando will be the 15th largest non-gaming hotel in the country.
 
About The Peabody Little Rock
 
The Peabody Little Rock is a Four-Star, Four-Diamond, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence property within the portfolio of Peabody Hotel Group.  Located in the Downtown River Market District, The Peabody Little Rock offers luxury accommodations, fine dining, elegant ballrooms and meeting spaces, and the world famous Peabody Ducks.
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Contact: 

Christine Golden
(501) 975-7276 office
(918) 815-0114 cell
christine.golden@cjrw.com
 peabodylittlerock.com

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Also See: A Team of Famed Peabody Ducks Take Limo to Little Rock to Open the Refurbished 418-room The Peabody Little Rock / Jan 2002
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