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Andrea Haralampopoulos Named Director of Sales
of Milwaukee’s New 102-room Iron Horse Hotel

MILWAUKEE, WI (January 14, 2008)— Andrea Haralampopoulos has been named director of sales of Milwaukee’s new 102-room Iron Horse Hotel, set to open early summer 2008.  Haralampopoulos is an 18-year veteran of the hospitality industry and possesses invaluable experience in hotel marketing, sales and operations. 
Haralampopoulos appointment as director of sales for the hotel is a natural progression for the industry expert who most recently served as corporate sales manager of Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown Chicago. 
“Our primary focus is the delicate balance of modern luxury and motorcycle chic in a boutique hotel setting,” explains Raul Leal, president of Desires Hotels. “Andrea’s well-rounded experience in the advertising and hospitality industry makes her a natural fit for this exciting new property.”
Haralampopoulos began her career in 1989 as an account assistant at Levine, Huntley, Schmidt & Beaver Advertising followed by a move into the hospitality industry in 1990 as hotel coordinator for the Sterling Hotel Group in New York City. Other hospitality experience includes corporate sales manager positions at Doral Court Hotel and Loews New York Hotel. Haralampopoulos also served as director of sales and marketing for the Amsterdam Hospitality Group and the Ramada Inn in Newark, NJ, as well as corporate sales manager at Furnished Quarters, a Corporate Housing Provider in New York. 
To learn more about the Iron Horse Hotel and inquire about reservations for summer 2008, please visit or call 888-543-IRON.
Opening early summer 2008, the new Iron Horse Hotel transforms an Industrial era 100-year old warehouse into a modern luxury boutique hotel.  Located in downtown Milwaukee, just blocks from the Midwest Airlines Convention Center and steps from the new Harley-Davidson Museum, the Iron Horse Hotel is the first in the industry to appeal to both sophisticated business travelers and the growing segment of motorcycle enthusiasts.  The 102-room hotel—which includes two 1,000-square foot, two bedroom suites—offers complimentary wireless Internet, iPod docking stations, flat-screen televisions, Italian linens, a fitness center, yoga studio, spa treatment rooms and The Boiler Room which features a dramatic indoor hot tub/chilling pool.  Dining options include 24-hour room service and a full-service restaurant offering indoor and outdoor terrace dining and lobby lounge service.  For the business traveler, Iron Horse Hotel boasts on-demand business services as well as a 24-hour business center; meeting, banquet and catering facilities; valet parking, and complimentary car service to the airport and other downtown locations. For the motorcycle enthusiast, the Iron Horse Hotel will feature secured covered motorcycle parking, rag bins, an on-site bike wash, packed saddle bag lunches, road trip maps and in-room storage areas for boots, helmets and heavy riding leathers.  
Desires Hotels is a Miami based hotel management company which provides a wide range of services to both institutional and individual owners of independently branded modern boutique hotels in the United States and Caribbean. The Desires portfolio  includes the  award-winning 93-room Sagamore Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla., the award-winning 84-room San Juan Water & Beach Club Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the 110-room Glenn Hotel in Atlanta, Ga., and the  235-room Hotel Mela in New York City, NY.   

Iron Horse Hotel
(305) 577-8484

Also See: Developer Charles Gabaldon Plans to Convert Mostly Vacant Office Building in Downtown Milwaukee into a 160-room Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites / January 2008


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