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Regent International Hotels Appoints Tom Manno as
Senior Director of Sales and Operations


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 23, 2005) ---- Regent International Hotels today appointed Tom Manno as senior director of sales and operations.  In his new role, Mr. Manno will focus on developing and executing sales, marketing and operations plans for Regent International Hotels in the Americas.  Mr. Manno will report to Monica Neumann, vice president of operations for Regent International Hotels. 

"Tom's extensive experience in sales and marketing, as well as his leadership at the helm of numerous golf resorts and luxury hotels, will greatly benefit Regent as we enter a strong growth period for development of our luxury brand," said Ms. Neumann.  "His proven expertise with a variety of luxury resort products will be an asset to our managed hotels and to Regent International Hotels as whole."

As part of his job, Mr. Manno will also be responsible for building the power of Regent in its existing sales and international partner structure.  With the upcoming opening of The Regent South Beach, Mr. Manno will support and direct the pre-opening sales and marketing plan, oversee corporate operating standards and implement individual hotel procedures.  He will be based in Florida where there are currently three Regent-managed hotels under development (South Beach/Miami, Winter Park and Bal Harbour). 

Mr. Manno has more than 20 years experience in the hotel and resort industry.  He has served as vice president/general manager for the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami and the Westin Innisbrook Resort in Tampa, Florida.  Mr. Manno was also general manager of the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis for six years.  Throughout his 16-year career with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Mr.  Manno held various executive roles in eight different locations from Washington, D.C. to Maui, Hawaii.

Mr. Manno has a bachelor's degree from The State University of New Jersey in Trenton.

Regent International Hotels has established a global leadership position in the luxury hotel and resort industry by offering premier locations, elegant facilities and personalized service to the world's most discerning travelers.  The Regent South Beach in Miami and The Regent Shanghai (China) are expected to join in late 2005.  Other new properties under development around the globe include: The Regent Ningbo and The Regent Beijing in China; The Regent Bangkok in Thailand; The Regent Boston at Battery Wharf Hotel and Residences in Boston, Mass.; and in Florida, The Regent Orlando In Winter Park and The Regent Bal Harbour.  At present, Regent hotels and resorts are located in the cities of Almaty in Kazakhstan; Kuala Lumpur; Singapore; Taipei; Zagreb, Croatia; Berlin; and Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.  The Regent Esplanade Zagreb joined in May 2004 and The Regent Berlin, which joined in September 2004, are the newest additions to the exclusive Regent portfolio. 

Minneapolis-based Carlson Hotels Worldwide includes five hotel brands, totaling nearly 900 locations in 69 countries, including Regent International Hotels. 


Ms. Kristi Arndt
Director of Public Relations
Regent International Hotels

Also See: Carlson Hotels Worldwide Opens 87 New Locations in 2004 / February 2005
Carlson Hotels Worldwide Inititates New Brand Building Strategies / June 2004

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