|Bethesda, MD – Nov. 10,
2010 – Andrew Pena has been named
director of sales and marketing of the
new Dallas Marriott City Center and in that
role will help oversee the renovation of the
first Marriott property in Downtown Dallas. The hotel, located
at 650 North Pearl Street, was formerly
the Westin City Center.
Pena, who brings more than 20 years of hotel experience to the position, previously held a similar position when the property was the Westin City Center, which gives him first hand knowledge of the hotel’s layout and changes needed to transform it into the Marriott brand.
“This hotel is going to undergo an extensive renovation over the next year, and my position as director of sales and marketing allows me to be right on the ground floor of it all,” said Pena. “I can’t wait to see this transformation take place and re-introduce the public to the Dallas Marriott City Center hotel.”
The AAA-4-Diamond Dallas Marriott City Center renovation will include a complete remodeling of all 407 guest rooms and suites, the addition of a concierge lounge, creation of a state-of-the-art fitness facility overlooking downtown Dallas and extensive upgrades to the restaurant and lobby area.
Prior to his current role with Dallas City Center Marriott, Pena held positions with other Marriott properties, Renaissance and Westin hotels.
For more information about the Marriott Dallas City Center, visit www.dallasmarriottcitycenter.com or call 214-979-9000.
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