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Shaner Hotel Group Names Richard Brezinski as General Manager
of the Durham Marriott Convention Center

STATE COLLEGE, PA (June 17, 2008) - Shaner Hotel Group announced that it has named Richard Brezinski as General Manager of the Durham Marriott Convention Center.

Mr. Brezinski brings four decades of successful leadership and management experience in the hospitality industry to Shaner, including more than 30 years within the Marriott system.

After earning his B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University, Mr. Brezinski went on to serve in leadership roles for Marriott hotels and resorts in Phoenix, AZ; Hilton Head, SC; Los Angeles, CA and in the Denver area, as well as at Marriott's acclaimed Five-Star/Five-Diamond Camelback Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.  Mr. Brezinski earned numerous, national associate, guest and financial achievement awards, and also served as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Marriott's Western U.S. resorts, with responsibility for Arizona, California and Hawaii. Most recently, he served as General Manager of the  El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa in Taos, NM.

"Dick Brezinski has truly established a track record of developing, leading and empowering associates while achieving strong financial and guest satisfaction results," said Shaner Corporate Controller, J.B.  Griffin. "We are excited to have someone with his knowledge, experience and accomplishments with the Marriott brand taking the reins at our Durham Marriott Convention Center."

Mr. Brezinski and his family live in Littleton, Colorado and are relocating to the Durham area.

Previously known as the Durham Marriott at the Civic Center, the newly-renovated Durham Marriott Convention Center offers 40,000 square feet of column-free meeting space. Located 2 miles from Duke University and hospitals, North Carolina Central University, and 7 miles from Research Triangle Park (RTP), the property is also within walking distance of the American Tobacco Historic District, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and the Carolina Theatre, located in the Durham Civic Center Complex.

Privately-held Shaner, parent company of Shaner Hotels, is based in State College, PA. It owns and manages diverse holdings in the lodging, investment, energy and professional services sectors. For more information, visit us online at:

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 65 other countries and territories. 


Shaner Hotels

Also See: Jim Olsovsky Named General Manager for the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center / March 2008
Shaner Hotel Group Names Steven Gardiner to GM Post at Crowne Plaza Cromwell, Connecticut / March 2008


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