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Dow Hotel Company Promotes Teresa Sims to Resident Manager
for the Hyatt North Houston in Greenspoint, Texas


SEATTLE, Wash., March 26, 2013
—The Dow Hotel Company, LLC (DHC), a hotel ownership, investment and management company, today announced the promotion of Teresa Sims to resident manager for the Hyatt North Houston in Greenspoint, Texas. 

A veteran of the Houston market, Sims most recently was the hotel manager for the Sheraton North Houston where she was responsible for substantial increases in guest satisfaction, profitability and employee retention and managed a $6 million post-hurricane renovation. Prior to joining Dow in 2008, she held numerous positions, at other full-service, Houston-area hotels.

“Teresa understands the Houston market and has had great success in motivating associates to meet the expectations of today’s guests,” said Larry Bundy, general manager.  “Her track record in improving guest satisfaction and reducing turnover is a testament to her focus on training and motivation.  Those skills, coupled with a keen understanding of maximizing economic returns, make her an exceptional addition to the hotel’s leadership team.” 

Located in the midst of the North Houston business district, just minutes from George Bush International Airport, the 334-room Hyatt North Houston is close to the corporate offices of Halliburton Energy, GE, Exxon and Smith International.  The hotel also is nearby such leisure destinations as the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, Redstone Golf Course, Splashtown Water Park and Houston’s Downtown Aquarium. 

Hyatt North Houston houses Grill 425, a three-meal restaurant, in addition to more than 27,000 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour business center, tropically landscaped outdoor pool and patio and state-of-the-art fitness center, making it an ideal location for business meetings and large social events.  The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle, as well as complimentary parking.

About The Dow Hotel Company

Founded in 1997, Seattle-based The Dow Hotel Company is a hotel owner/investor and operator of 11 first-class, full-service hotels with properties throughout the United States.  The company’s portfolio of owned and managed properties consists of institutional-grade hotels, under such brands as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Sheraton, and Crowne Plaza.  The company aggressively seeks to acquire, co-invest with joint venture partners and/or manage mid- to large-size, first-class, full-service hotels, especially those with extensive food and beverage capabilities.

The company currently operates food and beverage facilities around the nation, ranging from casual dining to upscale, bars/lounges with Starbuck and Tully’s coffee outlets.  In addition to Basil’s Kitchen, the division’s proprietary restaurant concepts also include Masterson’s, SunSpot, BC Bistro, and Basil’s Bistro.  Additional information about The Dow Hotel Company may be found at www.dowhotelco.com.
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Contact: 

Chris Daly, Lauralee Dobbins
Phone:  (703) 435-6293
Chris@dalygray.com

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