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Michael Barrett Named as Director of Marketing and Sales
for The Renaissance Providence Hotel


Providence, R.I. (January 6, 2010) – The Renaissance Providence Hotel, an upscale, arts-inspired hotel affiliated with the Marriott portfolio of branded luxury hotels, has named industry veteran, Michael Barrett, as the hotel’s director of marketing and sales. In this role, Barrett will use his extensive industry expertise to enhance the hotel’s current marketing and sales efforts.

“Mike joins our team with a wealth of hotel industry experience that will be an asset to our marketing and sales outreach,” said Angelo De Peri, general manager of the Renaissance Providence Hotel.  “We look forward to Mike’s leadership as we expand and drive awareness of the hotel and its unique offerings.”

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Barrett joins the hotel after leading sales and marketing efforts at several well-known hotels, such as the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Mass., and the Providence Biltmore Hotel, and the Westin Providence Hotel.  Most recently, he served as director of group sales at the InterContinental Boston.

Barrett, a resident of Boston Mass., holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Information about hotel events, news and packages can be followed on Facebook (Renaissance Providence Hotel) and on Twitter (@RenaissanceRI), or visit www.renaissanceprovidence.com.

About the Renaissance Providence Hotel
The historic Renaissance Providence Hotel is an elegant, full-service hotel located in the heart of magnificent downtown Providence, Rhode Island. The meticulous historic restoration of a once incomplete Masonic Temple resulted in the modern-day sophistication and elegance of the Renaissance Providence Hotel and its status on the National Register of Historic Places in recognition of its stunning Neo-Classical architecture. With 272 stylish guest rooms, 10,000 square feet of meticulously appointed meeting and banquet space and a state-of-the art fitness center, guests are encouraged to reacquaint themselves with creativity and explore the hotel’s expression of the arts through timeless luxury, stunning detail, refined comforts and innovative technology demanded by today’s top-tier hotel guests and event planners.

Atmosphere and taste blend together for the ultimate dining experience at Temple Downtown, the Renaissance Providence Hotel’s destination restaurant and lounge. Affiliated with Marriott International, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts is an upscale modern hotel collection with more than 140 unique properties in 28 countries – from historic icons to ultra-modern masterpieces – that speaks to passionate travelers in search of authentic local experiences.  Whether a trip is for business or pleasure, Renaissance believes there's always something wonderfully new to be found. For more information, visit www.renaissanceprovidence.com.

Contact:

Gail Leach Carvelli
Director, strategy/content
(add)ventures
117 chapman street
Providence, RI 02905
tel: 401.453.4748
e-mail: gcarvelli@addventures.com


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