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Kim Koenig Appointed General Manager of Holiday Inn
St. Paul East at 3M Center in St. Paul, Minnesota
St. Paul, MN – November 20, 2006 – Lodge Hotels & Resorts Management Company is pleased to announce Mr. Kim C. Koenig as the General Manager of the Holiday Inn St. Paul East at 3M Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. 
Mr. Koenig comes to the Holiday Inn at 3M Center with an extensive hotel management and accounting background.  “His knowledge of the industry and what it takes to run a first class hotel is second to none,” according to Joel Cairy, Managing Partner – Sales and Marketing of Lodge Hotels & Resorts, that manages the Holiday Inn at 3M Center in St. Paul.  Mr. Koenig is overseeing the day-to-day operations of the hotel and will play a key role in an extensive renovation plan of the Holiday Inn St. Paul East at 3M Center.
“We are looking forward to continuing to be a leader in the St. Paul market,” said Koenig, “This hotel has a wonderful history with the business community in St. Paul and the surrounding neighborhoods.”
“Mr. Koenig has an association with the St. Paul market that spans over the past twenty years.  This along with some exciting and very positive trends in hospitality throughout the St. Paul and Minneapolis markets has further fueled our energies in the repositioning of the Holiday Inn,” according to Doug Rohde, Managing Partner – Operations and Development of Lodge Hotels & Resorts.
Mr. Koenig’s experience includes extensive Holiday Inn experience including General Manager of the former Holiday Inn St. Paul State Capitol, District Controller for ten properties in Minnesota and Wisconsin and Controller at the Holiday Inn Las Vegas.  Mr. Koenig also has a background in Hotel Development from site selection, financing, construction and operations management.
The Holiday Inn St. Paul East, located adjacent to the 3M Corporate Headquarters on Burns Avenue and McKnight Road, is just five miles from the St. Paul RiverCentre. 

Lodge Hotels & Resorts is a regional hospitality development and management company that owns The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes and Paul Bunyan Water Park in Baxter, Minnesota and The Lodge at Crooked Lake in Siren, Wisconsin and manages the Owatonna Grand Hotel and Conference Center, The Lodge Cabins at Pine Ridge Beach Resort, and most recently the Holiday Inn St. Paul East at 3M Center.


Melia Nagel
Lodge Hotels & Resorts
6889 Rowland Road, Suite 100
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344
Phone:  952-294-2133

Also See: Management contract for the Holiday Inn St. Paul East Awarded to Lodge Hotels & Resorts / October 2006
Developers Doug Rohde and Joel Cairy Open The 102 room Lodge at Brainerd Lakes & Paul Bunyan Water Park / September 2005

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