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Bonnie Waltman, Helen Arthur & Paul McCook Appointed
to Executive Positions at The Clarion Hotel &
Conference Center Antietam Creek
in Hagerstown, Maryland


HAGERSTOWN, Md. (February 2005) -- The Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Antietam Creek, a 210-room meetings hotel in Hagerstown, Md., owned and managed by affiliates of Magna Hospitality Group, L.C., is re-emerging as one of the top places to meet in the Washington-Baltimore Corridor by naming three hospitality veterans to executive sales, marketing, and food and beverage positions.
Bonnie Waltman, has returned to Hagerstown as the hotel's Director of Group Sales.  She worked at the hotel from 1995-1998, taking on stints such as Acting Director of Sales and Senior Sales Manager.  In her new role, she will help re-establish previous hotel business, focusing on short- and long-term bookings.  Before rejoining the hotel, she held sales management positions at the Sheraton Baltimore North in Towson, Md., and the Residence Inn in Gaithersburg, Md.

Helen Arthur has joined the hotel as Associate Director of Sales.  A 26-year hospitality sales veteran, she most recently was Director of Sales for the Boardwalk Hotel Group, a collection of hotels in Ocean City, Md.  She has in-depth experience working with military and fraternal groups, the motor coach industry in the eastern half of the nation, and the tourism market in Maryland.

Paul McCook has been promoted from Director of Banquet Operations to Director of Food & Beverage.  He has handled catering and/or management roles with high profile businesses such as the Marriott New York City Hotel, the Hilton Washington (D.C.) Hotel and Roy Rogers Restaurants.  In his new role, he will oversee conference services, catering, banquets and the hotel's kitchen operations. 


Bonnie Waltman

Helen Arthur

Paul McCook
"We've put together a terrific team of experienced hospitality professionals to help market the city of Hagerstown as a top meetings and leisure and business travel destination," said Carol Cochran, Regional Director of Sales for the Magna Hospitality Group.  "We are delighted to have former Manager of the Year Bonnie Waltman return to the hotel and city after a two-year absence.  Helen Arthur knows the motor coach and tourism industries really well, which is a real plus for us.  Paul McCook has extensive experience arranging food and beverage services for convention groups of all sizes."

Cochran added that the property is making a successful comeback thanks to the support of "this wonderful community, the expert know-how and dedication of Clarion's employees, and the infusion of new capital by a syndicated group of experienced hotel investors."

The hotel, located at 901 Dual Highway in Hagerstown, features 199 spacious guest rooms and 11 luxury suites; 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; a learning center for self-contained and focused group meetings; a poolside tropical garden atrium reception/party area; free parking with more than 800 spaces; and the Andrews Steak and Seafood Restaurant, featuring Phillips Seafood.

In addition to the Hagerstown property, Magna Hospitality (or its affiliates) owns and/or operates the Cartwright Hotel in San Francisco; the Hotel Lawrence in Dallas; the Holiday Inn Plantation in Plantation/Sawgrass, Fla.; the Casa Grande Suites in South Beach Miami, Fla.; the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Milwaukee Airport; the Eastland Park in Portland, Maine; Le Grande Lodge in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec; the Hampton Inn in Bowie, Md.; the Comfort Suites in Baltimore; and the Hampton Inn Hotel and Suites in Warwick, Rhode Island; the Hampton Inn in Boston/Braintree, Massachusetts; the Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington, Massachusetts; and the Hilton Garden Inn in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Carol Cochran
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Antietam Creek
(301) 733-5566

Also See: Magna Hospitality Group, L.C. Completes $2.5 million Refurbishment of the historic Cartwright Hotel, San Francisco / October 2004
Big D Hotel Associates Completing Restoration of Historic Paramount Hotel in Downtown Dallas, $4 million Renovation Includes Name Change to Hotel Lawrence / July 2001

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