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New Orleans Marriott Appoints Joan Esneault
as Director of Sales & Marketing


NEW ORLEANS— August 31, 2011 – New Orleans Marriott is pleased to announce Joan Esneault as director of sales and marketing. With over 20 years of hospitality experience, Esneault will be overseeing all sales and marketing activities with an emphasis on meetings and groups.
 
Esneault’s appointment follows her most recent position as vice president of resort sales at Foxwoods Resort Casino & MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT where she managed all aspects of sales, catering and event services. No stranger to the Marriott family, Esneault has held several sales and marketing roles at properties including New York Marriott Marquis, Newport, RI Marriott, Minneapolis Marriott City Center, O’Hare Marriott and Salt Lake City Marriott.
 
As one of the city’s leading hotels, the New Orleans Marriott offers 1,329 guest rooms and over 80,000 square feet of meeting space including the largest hotel ballroom in Louisiana. This summer, the property’s meeting space will complete a redesign featuring new carpet, wall coverings and lighting, highlighted with a green, gold and red color palette.
 
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at New Orleans Marriott and returning to the Marriott family,” said Esneault. “Following the meeting space renovation this summer, I look forward to showcasing our new look to our groups and loyal guests.”
 
A graduate of Rhode Island College, Esneault has a proven record as a strong and effective sales leader, exceptional communication skills and a visionary personality to lead the New Orleans Marriott to new heights.
 
For more information on the New Orleans Marriott please call 1.866.530.3763 or log onto www.neworleans.marriott.com.
 
The New Orleans Marriott is located on Canal Street in the famed French Quarter and is steps from the Central Business District, Bourbon Street and the riverfront. The hotel features 1,329 hotel rooms including 54 suites that reflect the distinct flavor of the Big Easy with bold and stylish décor and spectacular views of the Mississippi River.  The New Orleans Marriott offers 80,000 square feet of meeting space, which includes its expansive ballroom, the largest hotel ballroom in Louisiana at 27,089 square feet.  The hotel’s restaurant, 5 Fifty 5, features modern interior décor, a wine bar and a warm and comfortable setting. It boasts a fresh approach to dining with a focus on local sustainable food under the direction of Executive Chef Mark Quitney. The menu incorporates New Orleans, Cajun, French, American and Creole cuisine.  http://www.neworleansmarriott.com/ 
 
Marriott Hotels & Resorts is Marriott International's signature and most widely distributed brand, with more than 500 hotels and resorts in 54 countries.  Marriott continues to inspire performance and a balanced life on the road for discerning and high-achieving business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; restaurants and bars serving international cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information visit www.meetthedriven.com.  Follow Marriott Hotels & Resorts on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MarriottHotels.
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Contact:

Eileen Almonte
T: 212.868.1900 x233
ealmonte@quinnandco.com
 


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Also See: Mark Barton Named Director of Sales and Marketing for the 1,329 room New Orleans Marriott / January 2008

Franklin Smith Named Director of Sales and Marketing for the Renaissance Concourse Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia / November 2007

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