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Mark Barton Named Director of Sales and Marketing
for the 1,329 room New Orleans Marriott

New Orleans, LA – January 9, 2008 – The New Orleans Marriott is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Barton as director of sales and marketing.  Barton brings over 15 years of wide-ranging sales experience to the newly renovated 41-story hotel located in the city’s famed French Quarter.  
In his new role, Barton will be overseeing all sales and marketing activities and assisting the sales staff in growing the property’s edge in the competitive New Orleans market, with an emphasis on meetings and groups.  The New Orleans Marriott is one of the city’s leading hotels with 1,329 guest rooms and suites and over 80,000 square feet of meeting space, housing the largest hotel ballroom in Louisiana at an impressive 27,500 square feet.  Recently, the hotel unveiled a brand-new lobby and adjoining lounge, along with Chef Mark Quitney’s 5 Fifty 5 restaurant, which were all part of a $38 million renovation, the property’s largest and most comprehensive capital investment to date.  The impressive eight-figure makeover also included significant enhancements to its guestrooms, concierge lounge, meeting space, technology upgrades and more.  The overhaul has added a fresh and contemporary look and feel to the hotel and is raising the bar on the leisure and group market guest experience. 
Barton’s appointment follows his most recent position as the director of sales and marketing at Atlanta’s Renaissance Concourse Hotel, where he grew group sales revenue by $1 million and increased total room sales by $1.2 million.  Barton, a graduate of Auburn University, has served in leadership roles and as an integral member of the technology/software sales teams for iE Ltd., and Resumix, Inc, among others. 
“I am thrilled to be a part of the New Orleans transformation and to be leading the New Orleans Marriott sales team,” said Barton.  “The hotel has had a competitive edge for many years and with the completion of its transformational renovations I am confident the hotel will continue to surpass expectations and rise to new heights.” 
For more information on the New Orleans Marriott please call 1.866.530.3763 or log onto 

Eileen Almonte
T: 212.868.1900 x233

Also See: Franklin Smith Named Director of Sales and Marketing for the Renaissance Concourse Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia / November 2007


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