News for the Hospitality Executive
Jim Morrissey Named General Manager of Sheraton
Music City Hotel, Nashville, TN
NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 26, 2009 - HEI Hotels & Resorts, the nation's fastest growing private owner/operator of hotel real estate, today announced that Jim Morrissey has been named general manager of the 410-room Sheraton Music City Hotel Nashville. Morrissey will replace Hugh Harper, who served as the hotel's general manager for 14 years before retiring this month.
"Innovative, resourceful leaders who can motivate those around them to better serve guests are the hoteliers we seek to increase our bench strength," said Michael Miner, senior vice president of operations, HEI Hotels & Resorts. "Jim Morrissey has more than 20 years in the hospitality industry and a proven record of success in such key areas as strategic planning, budgeting, revenue optimization, and guest service improvement. His ability to manage multiple groups and projects simultaneously, while meeting and exceeding property and company goals is testament to his success."
Prior to joining HEI Hotels & Resorts, Morrissey was regional director of sales and revenue management for Interstate Hotels and Resorts. In that role, he was responsible for the oversight of all sales efforts and personnel, including the development and implementation of sales & marketing strategies. Previously, he was the transition general manager of the full-service Veneto Hotel and Casino in Panama City, Republic of Panama.
In 2006, he won the Marriott International General Manager's Mustang Award and the Sunstone Hotels Special Achievement Award. He has held senior management positions with Starwood, Sunstone, Tarsadia and Interstate operating companies.
"The Sheraton Music City Hotel Nashville has established a high standard of meeting excellence, with 10 consecutive 'Gold Key Awards' from Meetings & Conventions Magazine," Morrissey noted. "The property is the second largest freestanding conference hotel in Nashville, and I fully expect we will continue to welcome guests to the Music City with the highest quality of comfort and service."
About Sheraton Music City Hotel Nashville
Located at 777 McGavock Pike, the elegant, plantation-style hotel sits atop 23 acres in Nashville, Tenn. The property is near leading downtown Nashville destinations, including The Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and is a short drive to The Nashville International Airport.
The hotel features an open-air courtyard, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, more than 32,000 square feet of flexible meeting space capable of hosting up to 1,300 guests, and two onsite dining options, the Old Hickory Grill and Veranda Lounge. Guest rooms offer a private balcony or patio, the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, high-speed Internet access, in-room coffee & tea service, generous workspace with ergonomic task chair and a complimentary USA Today.
About HEI Hotels & Resorts
HEI Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., is
hospitality investment firm that acquires, develops, owns and operates
full-service, upper-upscale and luxury hotels and resorts throughout
United States under such well-known brand names as Marriott, Sheraton,
Westin, Le Meridien, Embassy Suites, and Hilton. For more information
HEI, visit the company's website, www.heihotels.com.
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