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Brian Allen Appointed Executive Food and Beverage Director
for the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa Dallas

DALLAS – December 4, 2007 – La Corsha Hospitality Group and the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa Dallas are pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Allen as the Food and Beverage Director.
Allen will responsible for directing and operating all aspects of food and beverage operation within the historical Dallas icon, which plans to re-open at the end of this year under new management and ownership by Prescott Realty Group and Apollo Real Estate Advisors, L.P.  Allen joins the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa with over 14 years of experience in the hotel industry. 
Prior to joining the Stoneleigh, he held the titles of Food & Beverage Director for both the Melrose Hotel and Austin’s historic Driskill Hotel.  Allen was also Senior Food & Beverage Manager at Dallas’ own Mansion on Turtle Creek, and he most recently served as the Assistant Director for the Crescent Club. 
Allen has been honored with awards including, “Rookie Manager of the Year” at the Mansion on Turtle Creek (1995) and “Celebration of Excellence” at both the Mansion on Turtle Creek (1997) and the Hotel Crescent Court (2006). 
“We are very proud to have Brian as a part of the Stoneleigh, with his extensive experience in the hotel food and beverage industry,” said John Langston, Managing Director for the The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa. “He will be a great asset to our team.”
Allen graduated from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas with a degree in hotel administration.  He currently resides in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas. 

The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa is currently undergoing a $36 million renovation and will offer the impeccable hospitality and premier standard of luxury assured by renowned hotelier, Jeffrey Trigger and his La Corsha Hospitality Group, along with the hotel’s newly appointed 
executive team which includes Managing Director John Langston, Director of Sales and Marketing Gretchen Stofer Darby, Marketing Manager Kate Neu and Chef David Bull. The hotel’s glamorous past inspires 170 elegant guest rooms, Tribute Suites to legendary past visitors and the opulent Penthouse, which will host Dallas’ most elegant social events and wedding receptions.
About Apollo Real Estate Advisors, L.P.  
Apollo Real Estate Advisors is one of the most active and prominent opportunistic real estate investors in the U.S. and internationally. Apollo specializes in acquiring under-managed and distressed properties and developing or redeveloping properties in major urban areas throughout the U.S. and Europe. Since Apollo's founding in 1993, the firm has overseen the investment of eight real estate funds totaling more than $5 billion in equity. The firm's Web site is  
About Prescott Realty Group
Prescott Realty Group ( is a Dallas-based, full-service commercial real estate investment, development and operating company. The company focuses its resources on neo-traditional, urban infill sites and mixed-use developments providing people live/work/play pedestrian oriented neighborhoods.  
About La Corsha Hospitality Group
La Corsha Hospitality Group is an Austin, Texas-based hotel management and consulting company. The company was founded in July 2006 by 25-plus year hotel industry veteran Jeff Trigger. Trigger and his associates have an extensive background that specializes in repositioning and restoring historic hotel properties. His signature world-class work can be seen in the properties he's previously overseen transformations of, including downtown Austin's The Driskill Hotel, in Dallas hotels like The Mansion on Turtle Creek and The Adolphus Hotel. Trigger has been named to the list of "Best Hotel Managers in The World" by Leaders Magazine and listed as a "General Manager of The Year" by Business Traveler Magazine. 


Leah Ekmark
972-931-7576, ext. 22


Also See: The Stoneleigh Hotel, Dallas, Names Executive Leadership Team, John Langston Appointed Managing Director; Hotel to Re-Open Fall 2007 after $28 Million Renovation / June 2007
Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa in Dallas Undergoes $30 Million Dollar Renovation; Restoration Will Maintain Historical Integrity and 1930's-era Art Deco / August 2007


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