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Mark Wilson Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing
of The Roosevelt in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - Mark Wilson has been appointed Director of Sales & Marketing of The Roosevelt in New Orleans which will be reopened as a Waldorf=Astoria Collection hotel in the Spring of 2009. Mark most recently served as the Director of Marketing of the Royal Sonesta Hotel. 

A twenty-three-year hospitality veteran, Mark began his career with the San Francisco Hilton. From there, he has held various management positions in New Orleans at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside, ITT Sheraton, and Fairmont. In St. Louis, he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Adam’s Mark Hotels. Mark earned an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Tulane University and is also a graduate of the University of Denver. For the last three years he has been President of the French Quarter Business Association and is on the Board of Forest Essentials Inc. 

When the Roosevelt reopens summer 2009 it will offer 500 luxury guest accommodations of which 125 will be suites and over 55,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Included will be the 20,000 square foot Roosevelt Ballroom, the 7,000 square foot Waldorf=Astoria Ballroom along with a total of 21 unique meeting rooms. The historic Roosevelt, which was first opened as the Grunewald in 1893, will once again also feature the famous Blue Room and Sazerac Bar. 

The Roosevelt is located at 123 Baronne Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 70112. For more information please visit 

About the Waldorf=Astoria Collection® 
The Waldorf=Astoria Collection is a world-class group of hotels in spectacular locations. Inspired by New York’s legendary landmark, each hotel has its own unique style and sense of place. From luxury spas, legendary meetings, championship golf to unforgettable events, every experience is flawlessly executed with graciousness. Current properties include: Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, La Quinta Resort & Club, Rome Cavalieri (June 2008), Qasr Al Sharq and The Waldorf=Astoria®. The Waldorf=Astoria Collection is growing rapidly with future openings planned: Dakota Mountain Lodge (2009), The Roosevelt (2009), Waldorf=Astoria Orlando (2009), The Palace Jerusalem (2010), Waldorf=Astoria Sarasota (2010) and the proposed Waldorf=Astoria Beverly Hills (2011). For more information, please visit: 


Hilton Hotels Corporation
Robert V. Allegrini, VP, Communications

Also See: New Ownership Begins $100 million the Redevelopment of the Former Fairmont New Orleans as ?The Roosevelt? a Waldorf=Astoria Collection? Hotel; The 700 room Hotel Closed Since Hurricane Katrina / June 2008

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