Todd Raburn Appointed General Manager
|CLEVELAND, OH – August 11, 2005 – In preparation for the September
arrival of the upscale, full-service, Cleveland Marriott East, Todd Raburn
was appointed General Manager and currently oversees recruiting and the
pre-opening sales office, which has officially opened at 2000 Auburn Drive,
Suite 450 in Beachwood, according to Winegardner & Hammons, Inc., the
hotel’s management company. This 17-year industry veteran, a former general
manager in the Columbus, Ohio area, has also been an executive chef and
is accustomed to catering to the needs of his community. “It’s an
exciting time to be a part of welcoming back the Marriott flag in this
part of Cleveland and the first full-service hotel in Warrensville Heights,”
stated Raburn. “I am also looking forward to building great partnerships
within the fine communities of Beachwood, Shaker Heights, Woodmere and
This stunning, eight-story, 295-room hotel is nestled on 10-acres in the world-class corporate community of Chagrin Highlands, within the heart of the Cleveland East/Beachwood area. It will also debut Marriott's luxurious new bedding package, one of many outstanding amenities that will capture the attention of meeting planners and guests. The Cleveland Marriott East will feature 14,800 square-feet of flexible meeting space, to include the largest hotel ballroom in the area, an impressive, 7,500 square-foot ballroom, which can comfortably accommodate up to 700 attendees for banquets and themed events. “This development at Chagrin Highlands is another step toward making Cleveland a stronger city,” stated Mayor Jane L. Campbell. The Cleveland Marriott East will also provide eight executive boardrooms, combined with state-of-the-art technology, including Hi-Speed Wireless Internet to ensure a flawless meeting experience.
With the recent commencement of the pre-opening sales office, the hotel has booked to date an incredible 1.5 million, which according to Raburn, “A clear sign that our community has spoken, embracing our entry into this marketplace.” As part of the pre-Grand Opening preparations, Raburn was proud to announce the following sales staff appointments:
Winegardner & Hammons, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, currently manages over 30 hotels throughout the country, including 12 full-service Marriott hotels. The company has also been the recipient of more than 40 prestigious Marriott International Franchise awards, including its seventh Marriott International, Inc. Partnership Circle Award. The Cleveland Marriott East is destined to be another huge success for the 45-year old company. For more information, or group bookings, please call 216-378-9191, or visit www.clevelandmarriotteast.com.
Winegardner & Hammons, Inc., is a full-service hotel management
company with a reputation for progressive and successful management. The
WHI owned/managed portfolio includes resorts, all-suite, extended-stay,
full service and conference center hotels in many diverse markets across
the U.S. WHI currently manages over 30 hotels in the U.S., including most
major hotel brands. For more information on WHI, visit www.whihotels.com.
|Also See:||Winegardner & Hammons Completes Renovation and Rebranding of the former Radisson Airport Hotel, Now Columbus Airport Marriott / June 2004|
|Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. Opens the 295-room Hartford/Windsor Marriott Airport Hotel / Feb 2002|