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Perry Grice Appointed as Director of Sales for The 150-room Lodge and Spa
at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia

PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (May 24, 2013)
The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, an elegant interpretation of a traditional mountain lodge in the heart of middle Georgia, proudly announces the addition of Perry Grice as director of sales. Grice brings 15 years of hospitality experience and 10 years in the Callaway Gardens market.

Grice began his career in hospitality at The Breakers Palm Beach, Fla. and over the years has worked through the ranks, serving in hotel conference services, as a concierge, on the catering sales team and in business travel sales. Prior to teaming up with The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, Grice served as director of sales and conference services at Callaway Gardens. Despite a declining economy, he maintained growth within sales while developing marketing strategies from the group and social business side. Grice also worked with Georgia State Park Lodges as regional director of sales and Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convention Center as director of sales and marketing, both in Atlanta, Ga.

As a member of Meeting Planners International (MPI) and Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), Grice will be responsible for all aspects of group sales, managing corporate communications and accommodations for group guests and activities. Grice is happily married to his wife Gail and enjoys golfing, farming, backpacking and fly-fishing.

“Leading the way in building collaborative internal and external relationships, Grice supplies fresh ideas, tactical plans and creative marketing approaches,” says David Brown, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Interstate Hotels & Resorts. “His compassion and vision align well with that of The Lodge and Spa.”

About The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens
Nested along 6,000 acres of inspiring gardens and preserved forest land, The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens is the new standard of luxury and service delivered with amenities and attention to detail as one of Georgia’s finest destination resorts. The only resort located inside Callaway Gardens, The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens is a member of the Autograph Collection – a distinct group of unique properties carefully selected to represent an upscale line of prestigious hotels. The 150-room hotel is home to extensive meeting spaces, an award-winning spa, delicious southern-style fare at Piedmont Grille and Ironwood Lounge as well as activities and attractions fit for meetings and families. The hotel is located in the Appalachian foothills just 80 miles southwest of Atlanta.

The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens is a part of the Autograph Collection, which is an ensemble of high-personality and boldly independent hotels, each carefully selected for its distinctiveness, style and synchronicity with unique travel interests. For more details, visit www.AutographCollectionHotels.com or visit http://www.callawaylodgeandspa.com or call (706) 489-3301.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,400 lodging properties in 70 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, The Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, timeHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; licenses and manages whole-ownership residential brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Residences, JW Marriott Residences and Marriott Residences; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 137,000 employees at 2009 year-end. It is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by Newsweek as one of the greenest big companies in America. In fiscal year 2009, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $11 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.


Contact: 


The Mayfield Group
Aaren Graves • Autumn Barnes Mayfield
850-421-9007 o
850-508-2470 c
agraves@mayfieldpr.com
amayfield@mayfieldpr.com

www.callawaygardens.com




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Also See: Pine Mountain, Georgia Resort, Callaway Gardens, Launches Improvements for 2013 Including the Extensive Renovation of its 274-room Mountain Creek Inn; The Property is Owned and Operated by the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation / January 2013

The Lodge & Spa at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia Owned and Operated by Noble Investment Group Joins Autograph Collection / June 2011

William Justus Appointed Executive Chef at Callaway Gardens Resort, Pine Mountain, Georgia / July 2008

C. Robert McEleney Promoted to President of Callaway Gardens / December 2006

The Non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation Begins Extensive Renovation of the Southern Pine Cottages and the Mountain Creek Inn at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia / September 5, 2005

Nine Months After their Partnership Began, Noble Investment Group and Callaway Gardens Breaking Ground on The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens / September 2005

The Ida Cason Callaway Foundation Appoints Noble Management Group to Operate the Callaway Gardens Resort & Preserve; Foundation to Partner with Noble to Reinvent Callaway Gardens / December 2004


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