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Joe Uhl Appointed General Manager of the 521 room
Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA (June 29, 2007) – The Renaissance Waverly Hotel, northwest Atlanta’s only AAA Four-Diamond convention hotel, has named Joseph “Joe” Uhl as its new general manager. In this role, Uhl is responsible for a team of more than 400 full-time associates and the success of the hotels day to day operations.  For more than 20 years, the Waverly Hotel has been known as Cobb County’s crown jewel and offers a balance of functionality and service that combines traditional Southern hospitality with contemporary New South style.  Earlier this year, the property completed a renovation to its meeting facilities, restaurant and lounge, spa and public areas.

Uhl is a 27-year veteran with Marriott International, and brings a broad range of industry experience to his new role.  Most recently, he was for eight years the area general manager for the St. Louis market, where he was responsible for 11 corporate-managed and 12 franchised hotels.  Prior to that, he was the area general manager for the Detroit market.

Uhl also has served as human resources director, resident manager and in various operational management positions with Marriott hotels since joining the company in 1980.

He has received Marriott Corp.’s Living the Vision and the Market Management Innovation awards.  Uhl served as chairman of the Marriott Business Councils in Detroit and St. Louis and served as president of the St. Louis Area Hotel Association. 

About the Waverly Renaissance Hotel
Located at 2450 Galleria Parkway in Atlanta, the Renaissance Waverly Hotel is northwest Atlanta’s only full-service convention and conference hotel.  Currently the property is completing an $8.5 million renovation project that includes its restaurant and bars, fitness center and spa services, garden court and meeting space.  With more than 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space, an attentive staff and superior accommodations, the Renaissance Waverly Hotel is the preferred hotel for business, group and leisure travelers.  This AAA 4-diamond hotel is the crown jewel of Atlanta’s Galleria shopping and office complex.  The Renaissance Waverly Hotel also is connected to a 320,000-square-foot convention center.  For more information, visit

About Marriott International, Inc.
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,800 lodging properties in the United States and 67 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott  brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers and golf courses. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and had approximately 143,000 employees at 2005 year-end. 


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Also See: DiamondRock Hospitality Company Acquiring the 521-room Renaissance Waverly Atlanta Hotel and the 492-room Renaissance Austin Hotel for $237.5 million / November 2006


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