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HOUSTON, TXFebruary 24, 2017 –Downtown Houston’s historic Sam Houston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carly Rowland to the position of Director of Sales. Ms. Rowland will be responsible for the sales and marketing of the hotel, including revenue generation through groups, meetings and catered events. Carly will continue the hotel’s reputation of building strong relationships with groups and guests to ensure the long term success of this historic property in downtown Houston.

Before joining The Sam Houston, Ms. Rowland worked for Del Mar Destination: Villas Del Mar, Los Cabos, Mexico out of Houston. Rowland was solely responsible for the sales and marketing of the Rental Programs for 40, multi-million dollar villas in the premier ultra-luxury resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Prior to Del Mar Destination, Rowland was a National Sales Manager for the hotel division of Landry’s Inc. properties generating $1.3-2 million annually in transient and group revenue for a 700 room, 30-acre beach front luxury resort and convention center.

“I am so pleased to welcome Carly to our historic property,” said Ken Friesen, General Manager of The Sam Houston Hotel. “Carly brings a wealth of hotel management experience to the Director of Sales position and will make a great addition to our team.”

The Sam Houston Hotel is listed on the National Registry of Historic Hotels and has been an integral part of downtown Houston since opening in 1924.  In addition to the 100 guest rooms, the hotel features The Veranda, a premier event space, and a brand-new restaurant and bar named The Pearl, which offers Texas coastal cuisine. Since June, 2015, it has been a part of the Hilton Curio Collection, which is a collection of distinctive hotels providing guests with outstanding service and accommodations.

For more information, go to www.TheSamHoustonHotel.com.

About American Liberty Hospitality

American Liberty Hospitality (ALH) was founded in 1973 as a division of American Liberty Oil Company with the specific objective of operating its wholly owned hotels. In 1983 it was separately incorporated and began operating its own portfolio of properties. In 1990, 100% of ALH was acquired by Nick & Vicki Massad. The hotel company provides owners and asset managers with the highest caliber of management services in addition to evolving into a real estate investment and development company. ALH relationships include Hilton Worldwide, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Best Western International, Choice Hotels, and Wyndham International. ALH’s portfolio includes a lakefront golf and conference center resort, and four Hilton-branded hotels in Houston’s downtown core.  ALH has over twenty operating properties in markets throughout the Southwest. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.amliberty.com

Contact: Claudia Kunkel

claudia@ideascollide.com / 480-220-5400

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