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Franklin Smith Named Director of Sales and Marketing for the
Renaissance Concourse Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA – (November 2, 2007) The award-winning, AAA Four-Diamond Renaissance Concourse Hotel in south Atlanta has promoted Franklin Smith from director of group sales to director of sales and marketing.  Smith is responsible for oversight of the sales and marketing business strategy and its full sales division.  He oversees group, transient, association and corporate sales, manages and oversees the complete sales budget and serves as a member on the Renaissance Concourse’s executive board. 
Smith was the director of group sales for more than two years.  He has been in the hotel industry 20 years, including 14 years with the Renaissance brand. 
Smith is a member of the Georgia MPI, Georgia Business Travel Association and National Business Travel Association, and he has received the Golden Circle, Golden Circle Chairman’s and Golden Circle President’s awards.”  All are Marriott sales and excellence awards.
Smith is a 1998 graduate of the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH.
The Renaissance Concourse Hotel, located just one mile from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, now ranks among the top 1 percent of all hotels and resorts around the world, having made Expedia’s exclusive Insiders’ Select list. The hotel also was named a Travelers' Choice award winner in the Best in Top 25 U.S. Cities category for 2006 by 
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. 

Lisa Hester


Also See: Bruce M. Johnson Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing for the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta / October 2007

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