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The Magnolia Hotel Dallas Appoints Juan Morales as General Manager

Dec. 8, 2009 (DALLAS)—The Magnolia Hotel Dallas today announced Juan C. Morales has been named General Manager for the 325-room boutique hotel, located in the heart of downtown Dallas.

“Juan Morales has dedicated himself to working for Magnolia Hotels, and brings more than 15 years experience in the hospitality industry,” said Leigh Hitz, president, Magnolia Hotels. “We are delighted to promote Juan to the position of General Manager at The Magnolia Dallas.”

Morales has been employed with Magnolia Hotels since 2001. Most recently, he served as Director of Operations for nearly four years.

Previously, he served as the Building Service Manager, and the Executive Housekeeper. Prior to joining Magnolia Hotels, Morales worked for the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Dallas and the Doubletree Hotel at Campbell Centre in Dallas.  His experience also includes working for the Boston Harbor Hotel in Boston, Mass. Morales holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

About The Magnolia Hotel Dallas
The Magnolia Hotel Dallas is located in one of Dallas’ most revered historic buildings, the Magnolia Petroleum Co. The 29-story structure was the first high-rise in the United States to have air conditioning, and was the city’s first skyscraper at more than 400-feet high. The Magnolia Hotel is a 330-room upscale boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Dallas, featuring full-service catering, 8,000 square-feet of meeting and event space and 129 suites with fully equipped kitchens and living areas. The Magnolia’s prime downtown location is close to the Main Street Shopping District and is just one block to the flagship Neiman Marcus store. Visit  for more information.

About Magnolia Hotels
The Magnolia hotels are upscale boutique hotels catering to the sophisticated traveler, operated by Denver-based Magnolia Hotels, a privately held hotel management and development company. The company focuses on development, management, acquisition, re-branding, new construction and conversion of existing independent hotel properties.
The core product line consists of award-winning, independent boutique hotels that offer a comfort, personality and style unlike that of trendy or branded hotels. Stylish interiors are designed with local flair.

Comfort is fashioned through warm personal spaces such as signature Club rooms and restful suites. The company currently operates Magnolia hotels in Denver, Dallas, Houston and Omaha and is exploring other markets for additional growth opportunities.  Magnolia Hotels also is actively seeking to acquire new hotel management contracts. For more information, visit

Dana Lauren Berry
Public Relations, Magnolia Hotels
Cell: 303-726-5179

Also See: The Magnolia Hotel Omaha Appoints James Finnegan as General Manager / December 2009

Magnolia Hotels Secures Management Contract on Historic LaSalle Hotel in Bryan/College Station, Texas / August 2009

Arlene M. O'Malley Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for The Magnolia Hotel Houston / June 2009

Denver-based Magnolia Hotels Acquires Sheraton Omaha; The 145 room Property Scheduled for $14 million Renovation and Repositioning to Omaha Magnolia Hotel / December 2006
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