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Eric Christensen Named Food and Beverage
Director at the Dallas Magnolia Hotel
Dallas Magnolia Hotel Names Three New Executives

Oct. 23, 2006 (DENVER)—The Dallas Magnolia Hotel today announced the appointment of three new executives. Raluca Leibowitz has been named Human Resources Manager, Eric Christensen has been named Food and Beverage Director and Mai Nguyen has been named Catering Manager. 

"I am delighted to have such talented new team members to help lead the continued growth and success of the Dallas Magnolia Hotel," said H. Scooter Yates, general manager. 

Leibowitz was previously corporate director of human resources for Encore Hospitality. She also has served as an HR consultant with Gemstone Resorts International, as general manager of the Grove Isle Resort and Club in Miami, Fla. and as hotel manager of the Hotel ZaZa in Dallas. 

Christensen was previously director of food and beverage for The Inn at Lost Creek in Telluride, Colo. His expertise also includes serving as the outlets manager at the Wyndham Peaks Resort in Telluride and as banquets manager for the Wyndham Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Nguyen was previously the suite catering sales manager at for ARAMARK at Minute Maid Park, where she oversaw the catering sales for a $5.5 million, 65-luxury suite department. Previously, Nguyen was the suite and catering operations manager for ARAMARK.

The Dallas Magnolia Hotel is located in one of Dallas’s most revered historic buildings, the Magnolia Petroleum Co. Building. Built in 1910, the 29-story structure was the first high-rise in the United States to have air conditioning, and was the city’s first skyscraper at more than 400-feet high. The Dallas Magnolia Hotel is a 330-room upscale boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Dallas, catering to the sophisticated traveler. Featuring full-service catering, 8,000 square-feet of meeting and event space and 129 suites with fully equipped kitchens and living areas, the Dallas Magnolia Hotel is ideal for extended stays and business travelers.

The Magnolia Hotels are upscale boutique hotels catering to the sophisticated traveler. Magnolia Hotels Corp. is a Denver-based real estate development and hotel management company concentrating on the redevelopment of historic properties into elegant hotels in central business districts. The company currently owns and operates four Magnolia hotels—in Denver, Dallas, Houston and Omaha. For more information, visit 

Dana Berry
Corporate Director of Public Relations
Magnolia Hotels Corporate Office 
818 17th Street - Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone – 303-607-0124- E-fax – 303-379-1928 
Also See: Denver Hotelier Steve Holtze is Planting the Seeds of a New Hotel Chain; Creates Business Boutique Hotels in Wilted Downtown Office Buildings / July 2001
Denver Developer Steve Holtze to Transform Post-Dispatch Building in Downtown Houston into a $50 million Hotel / May 2001

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