Aloft New Orleans Downtown Appoints Steffanie Arnold as Director of Sales

/Aloft New Orleans Downtown Appoints Steffanie Arnold as Director of Sales

Aloft New Orleans Downtown Appoints Steffanie Arnold as Director of Sales

|2016-09-21T14:38:48+00:00September 21st, 2016|

NEW ORLEANS September 21, 2016 – Aloft New Orleans Downtown recently announced that Steffanie Arnold has joined the hotel’s impressive leadership team as Director of Sales. With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Arnold most recently served as Director of Sales at the Omni Royal Crescent Hotel where she consistently exceeded Revenue, RevPAR and Sales Productivity Goals. In this position, Arnold will be responsible for the leadership and management of the hotel’s designated sales teams including overseeing and coordinating all Marketing, Sales Managers and Catering and Conference Services.

"We are thrilled to have Steffanie leading our sales efforts," said Kristi
Taglauer, general manager of the Aloft New Orleans Downtown. “Her knowledge of the hotel industry and familiarity with the New Orleans market, coupled with her previous leadership experience and impressive track record will take Aloft New Orleans Downtown to new heights.”

Aloft New Orleans Downtown features 188 spacious loft-like rooms, tech-driven amenities and a vibrant social atmosphere. Additional facilities include an outdoor Splash pool, 24-hour fitness center and 3,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, ideal for both business meetings and social gatherings. Guest rooms, meeting rooms, and public spaces at the Aloft New Orleans Downtown are all equipped with fast & free Wi-Fi and the sleek and stylish New Orleans meeting space features state-of-the art A/V equipment and full catering options. The hotel also offers Keyless Check-In, allowing guests to use their smartphones to check in to the hotel and open their guestroom door.

The hotel’s signature W XYZ bar serves as a hot spot where guests can unwind over signature cocktails, live music, and a full menu of tasty bites. The bar offers live, free access to local emerging artists as part of Aloft's signature Live at Aloft Hotels events that take place around the world. Walking distance to numerous offices and restaurants, the hotel offers convenient access to jazz clubs, bars and boutiques in the famed French Quarter as well as the nearby Mercedes Benz Superdome.

For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.aloftneworleansdowntown.com , or call +1 866 716 8143.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1,200 properties in some 100 countries and more than 180,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands.

For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com

Contact: Margaret Taylor Tuskey

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About HRI Properties

Founded in New Orleans in 1982 by Edward B. Boettner (1933-2000) and Pres Kabacoff, HRI Properties (HRI) is dedicated to the pursuit of Revitalizing Cities by Creating Diverse, Vibrant and Sustainable Communities. Through its subsidiaries, HRI has completed 77 large-scale projects for a total funding value of over $2.5 billion which include 5,226 apartment units, 4,725 hotel rooms, and more than 1.4 million square feet of office and retail space. HRI is a full-service real estate development company and a national leader in the adaptive reuse of historic structures. www.hriproperties.com

About HRI Lodging

HRI Lodging, LLC. (HRIL) is one of the 50 largest hotel management companies in the U.S. with a current portfolio of 26 hotels and resorts spanning the continental U.S. By building alliances with major domestic and international investment firms, the organization pursues a dual mode growth strategy of managing independent, boutique properties as well as partnering with industry leading brands, including Starwood, Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt. HRI Lodging is the hotel management division of New Orleans-based HRI Properties, a full-service real estate development company and a national leader in the adaptive reuse of historic structures. www.hrilodging.com

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