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White Lodging Appoints Shannon Linahan to
Regional Director of Sales and Marketing

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., April 6, 2010 - White Lodging, one of the leading independent hospitality, development and management companies in the United States has appointed Shannon Linahan to the position of Regional Director of Sales and Marketing. In this position she will oversee sales performance for select service hotels in Colorado, Utah,Arizona, and Illinois.

"Her proven ability to drive results and mentor success makes her the perfect fit for this role. I am very excited to have Shannon on our team," says Gill Lapeire, Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing for White Lodging.

A 25 year veteran of Marriott International, Ms. Linahan joins White Lodging with a wealth of experience in both the operation and sales disciplines.  As General Manager of Marriott Mountain Shadows Resort, she lead her team to achieving significant RevPar increases and cost savings in productivity, while remaining in the top 20 rankings for overall service.  Providing the strategic expertise to drive top line revenues through in-depth tactical sales and marketing support, Ms. Linahan went on to hold a senior sales position in the Western Region first as the Select and Extended Stay Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, overseeing 92 hotels and most recently as the Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Marriott International/Renaissance Hotels where she was responsible for 38 Full Service properties.

White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development, and operations company a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels across the country. Their current portfolio consists of 148 hotels in eighteen states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.


White Lodging Services Corporation

Also See: With a 100 Hotel Portfolio, White Lodging Services Realigns its Organizational Structure / February 2006
Marriott Mountain Shadows Resort Shuts Down; Owner Host Marriott Decides Not to Renovate the Hotel / September 2004

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