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Shelley Rapier Appointed Vice President of Sales & Marketing
at Bridlie Hospitality Management

HOUSTON, April 6, 2010 - Bridlie Hospitality Management, based in Houston, Texas, has hired Shelley Rapier as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In her new capacity, Shelley will oversee all aspects of the company's sales & marketing initiatives and will also focus extensively on the acquisition of new management contracts and joint ventures.

A 20-year veteran of the industry, Rapier has extensive hospitality experience spanning multiple chain scales and disciplines including operations, sales, marketing, revenue management, branding, and development. "We are extremely pleased to have Shelley join Bridlie at this stage of our company's growth," says Edwin Leslie, Bridlie's President. "Her knowledge, experience and values make her a perfect fit for our management team. Plus, Shelley has the proven ability to be play an integral role in growing hotel companies, which is invaluable as Bridlie continues to expand its portfolio of hotels."

Prior to joining Bridlie, Shelley served in the capacity of Vice President of Sales & Marketing for The Kessler Collection, Lodgian Inc., and Intercontinental Hotels Group. Ms. Rapier began her hotel career at Bristol Hotels & Resorts after graduating from Texas A & M University with a B. A. in English in 1991.

Bridlie Hospitality Management is based in Houston, Texas and provides a robust suite of solutions for hotel owners including hotel management, oversight management, consulting services, receivership services, litigation support, crisis management, design, development, asset repositioning and asset management. In 2006, Leslie Hospitality Management (est. 1997) joined Bridlie Hospitality Management. With over 75 years of combined experience, Bridlie's executive management team provides leading edge technology, revolutionary thinking, and fresh perspectives to old problems. As experienced owners and operators, Bridlie Hospitality sets itself apart from other management companies best by consistently applying an ownership perspective to all management decisions. Bridlie's goal is to maximize the value of each client's asset, maximize the return to investors, and maximize cash flow, all without sacrificing the guest experience.

Bridlie Hospitality Management operates the Carefree Resort & Conference Center and Lajitas Golf  Resort and Spa.


Tess Dumlao 
Bridlie Hospitality Management 
15603 Azalea Shores 
Houston, Texas 77070 
phone 281.379.5595 fax 281.862.7103

Also See: Dallas Businessman, Kelcy Warren, Acquires the Bankrupt Lajitas Resort on the Rio Grande for $13.5 million; Previous Owner Spent $100 million to Create Exclusive Golf Resort, Retreat / December 2007
Horst Schulze and the West Paces Hotel Group Taking Charge of the 42-year-old Carefree Resort and Villas near Scottsdale; Bill Eider-Orley Named General Manager / November 2005
Arizona's Carefree Conference Resort Adding 160 Suites / April 2000

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