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Cindy Stephens Torian Appointed Director of Convention Services
at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana

Marksville, LA (May 10, 2010) – Paragon Casino Resort is excited to announce the recent addition of Cindy Stephens Torian as director of convention services to the team.  Torian brings twenty-five years of hotel experience to her new post.

Torian began her career as part of a three year management training and development program with Hilton Hotels at properties in California including the Beverly Hilton. Throughout her career, Torian has held positions at several hotels as director of sales and marketing as well as general manager. She has also held the position of national sales manager for Walt Disney World Resorts. Torian’s most recent post prior to joining Paragon was vice president of Hadnot Hotel Properties, LLC.  Hadnot Hotel Properties built and operated the Louisiana Convention Center and Hampton Inn in Alexandria, LA.

Torian is an active member of several non-profit organizations in the area and has also served as chairman of the board of directors for the Alexandria/Pineville Convention and Visitors Bureau and the president of the Alexandria Hotel/Motel Association.

About Paragon Casino Resort 
Paragon Casino Resort, the Pearl of Louisiana, is the only casino resort destination in Central Louisiana. Paragon has been attracting gamers from across the country for 15 years. Paragon features an impressive lineup of luxury amenities and attractions including a new luxury hotel tower; Spa La Vie, a full-service spa and salon; an eighteen hole golf course; an indoor tropical pool with swim-up bar; a soaring retail atrium with “living” bayou; and three movie theatres. The Paragon Convention Center is made up of the Mari Showroom, Paragon Ballroom which can subdivided into the Arsene Ballroom. Belazaire Ballroom, and the Chiqui Ballroom. The Chiqui Ballroom can be subdivided into Chiqui 1, Chiqui 2, and Chiqui 3. Paragon’s Marketplace Buffet is Louisiana’s largest buffet, with 550 seats and live-action stations.  

Additionally, Paragon features a 59,754-square-foot gaming floor offering approximately 2,200 slot machines with Las Vegas odds, 46 table games, including Craps, Blackjack, Roulette, various poker games, as well as a nine-table poker room. Other attractions include a 531-room hotel, five restaurants, a full-service RV resort, and the newly renovated Kids Quest child care activity center. The luxurious OTB adjacent to Roxy’s is open to the delight of racetrack enthusiasts. LA 1 Market features a wide range of Louisiana products from art to cookbooks. The Pelican Stage in Big Daddy E’s restaurant features live music for dining pleasure.
Paragon Casino Resort is located on Highway 1 in Marksville, La. The casino and all of its amenities are owned and operated by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana.  For more information, please visit


Mary Hooks Barbry

Also See: Marc Becker Appointed Director of Convention Sales and Services at Paragon Casino Resort, Marksville, Louisiana / July 2006

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