|CORALVILLE, Iowa – March 7, 2006 – Executive appointments were recently
announced for the new Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center,
which is scheduled to open August 15, 2006.
Jeff Peller, a 31-year veteran with Marriott International was
named General Manager and will oversee operations for the 286-room property.
Formerly, Jeff was the General Manager of the Schaumburg Marriott in Schaumburg,
Illinois and the Marriott Suites O’Hare, located in Rosemont, Illinois.
Jeff brings a wealth of leadership and management expertise to the hotel.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration, University
of Miami, Florida.
Justin R. Hannah has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing.
A 15-year veteran of Marriott International, Hannah was formerly the director
of sales and marketing at the Schaumburg Marriott Hotel in Schaumburg,
Illinois. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Loyola University.
Deborah Mounier has been appointed Corporate Sales Manager.
A 10-year veteran of Marriott International, Mounier was formerly Market
Account Executive for Marriott International in Denver, Colorado.
Anissa A. Wolfe has been appointed Special Markets Sales Manager.
Wolfe was formerly sales manager at the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel in Iowa
City, Iowa. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Loyola University.
Courtney K. Goddard has been appointed Catering Sales Manager.
Goddard was formerly an administrative assistant at Prudential Partners
Realty in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Business
Administration from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Shelbie Irish has been appointed as Sales Manager servicing
Iowa University and University Hospitals. Irish was formerly an Account
Manager for Management Recruiters of Cedar Rapids and holds a Bachelors
Degree from the University of Northern Iowa.
The Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is owned by the
City of Coralville and operated by Marriott International. It will be a
smoke-free facility and the property will donate a percentage of guest
room receipts in 2006 to the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer
Center for tobacco-related research. Nestled along the breathtaking banks
of the Iowa River and in the heart of the area’s most popular shopping,
dining and entertainment venues, the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference
Center is sure to be a popular leisure and meeting destination. It is also
located within walking distance of the City’s future Intermodal Center
and is just minutes from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC).
As a premier state-of-the-art hotel and conference center, the Coralville
Marriott Hotel will proudly meet all the qualifications of the International
Association of Conference Centers with its 60,000 square-feet of flexible
meeting space. Group meetings and special events can be held in the exquisitely
designed 30,000 square-foot exhibit hall or two ballrooms. Those looking
to hold more intimate meetings or smaller themed events will appreciate
one of 21 richly-appointed breakout rooms, all boasting the latest in cutting-edge
technology. A host of on-site amenities include a private concierge lounge,
fully-equipped business center, high-speed internet access, fitness facility
with an indoor pool and whirlpool, full-service restaurant, coffee bar
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