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Diane Riche Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing
at Loews New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - September 10, 2007 - Loews New Orleans Hotel announces the promotion of veteran hotelier Diane Riche to Director of Sales and Marketing. An integral member of the Loews New Orleans team since its opening in 2003, Riche will be handling the marketing efforts for the hotel, while continuing to direct the sales team and to work with her Chicago-based clients.

Riche boasts an extensive background in the hotel industry, with more than 25 years of hospitality experience. Prior to joining the Loews team in 2003, she held key positions at the Hotel InterContinental New Orleans for 15 years, including Director of Sales and Marketing. Riche is a New Orleans native and graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University.

"Loews New Orleans Hotel is pleased with the promotion of Ms. Riche," says David Bilbe, general manager. "She knows the hotel business in New Orleans, and more importantly, she has been with Loews New Orleans since pre-opening. She has been instrumental in helping us move forward in our vision toward becoming one of the finest hotels in the Crescent City."

Spirited nuances of New Orleans echo throughout Loews New Orleans Hotel with innovative Loews Hotels' programs 'lagniappe-style.' Situated adjacent to New Orleans' Arts District, sweeping views of the Mississippi River and local images reflected in artwork bestow a sense of place subtly woven into the hotel.  Personalized service and supremely comfortable, oversized guestrooms provide an unpretentious Four Diamond and MORE experience, sure to delight guests.

Café Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar, both operated by the Commander's Palace Family of Restaurants, offers award-winning cuisine in a festive setting, embodying the essence of the Crescent City, for a uniquely local experience. 

For more information on Loews New Orleans Hotel, call 504-595-3300 or visit


jamey ivey

Also See: David Bilbe Named General Manager at the Loews New Orleans Hotel / May 2007


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