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 Christine Dodson Named Director of Human Resources
at Hotel ZaZa Houston
HOUSTON, TX – January 3, 2007 – Christine Dodson has been named Director of Human Resources at Hotel ZaZa Houston.  Located in the heart of the city’s Museum District, the hotel is scheduled to debut in February 2007.  
From 1998 until accepting her new post, Dodson was the Director of Human Resources for the Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International Marriott Conference Center in Houston, TX.  In this capacity, she was responsible for leading and directing all strategic HR planning functions, including labor relations, revenue management, budget control, wage and hour analysis, payroll, management and hourly development, training, counseling plus recruiting and retaining talent.  Before that, she was the Assistant Director of Human Resources at the Renaissance Houston Hotel.
Dodson began her career in hospitality as a human resources management trainee at the Renaissance Denver Hotel.  She earned a B.S. degree in Hospitality/Tourism and Restaurant Management from the University Wisconsin Stout in Menomonie, WI.  She also holds associate degrees in Tourism and Recreation Management and Recreation Resource Management from Madison Area Technical College in Madison, WI.  Dodson is PHR Certified (Professional Human Resources Certification) and was co-chair for the 2006 Houston Hospitality Human Resources Association.
A multi-million-dollar renovation will bring the Dallas-based ZaZa brand’s playfully sophisticated design, service and amenity offerings to the former Warwick Hotel building, a Houston landmark originally built in 1926.  Highlights of the 315-room property will include “Magnificent Seven” category penthouse accommodations that will be among Houston’s largest at up to nearly 3,000 square feet in size, Monarch, a destination restaurant and lounge, “Urban Oasis” relaxation area with fitness center, 10,000-square-foot “ZaSpa” and rooftop pool, plus 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

Hotel ZaZa was created by Charles S. Givens and Jeff Records and is owned by Givens-Records Developments.  The property is managed by Gemstone Resorts International, a full-service operating and asset management company that specializes in luxury and upscale hotels and resorts.  Hotel ZaZa is located at 5701 Main Street, Houston, TX, 77005.  


Stuart Rosenberg
Studio Communications

Also See: The Warwick Hotel, a Houston Landmark, Sold to the Owners of the Hotel ZaZa in Dallas / Arpil 2005
Gemstone Resorts International Selected to Manage the Casa Madrona in Sausalito and the Warwick (Soon to be Hotel ZaZa) in Houston / May 2005


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