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Norval Nelson Named General Manager for the
Walnut Creek Marriott, Walnut Creek, CA

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. – August 19, 2010 - Norval Nelson has been named the General Manager for the Walnut Creek Marriott, a dynamic property in the heart of the East Bay that offers convenient access to the San Francisco and Oakland airports.
Windsor Management Services is the hotel management arm of Santa Monica-based Windsor Capital Group, Inc.  The firm manages nearly 30 upscale hotels throughout the U.S. 

“Norval has exceptional management experience in a distinguished career spanning 24 years” said Bill Upshaw, President & Chief Operating Officer for Windsor Management Services. “He knows the Northern California market intimately, having led several properties and served in leadership positions at area visitor and convention bureaus, lodging associations and Rotary Clubs.”

Previous to this position, Nelson was the General Manager at the Pleasanton Marriott. He has also led the historic Sir Francis Drake Hotel, the San Jose Hilton & Towers and the San Jose Red Lion Hotel. For six years he served as Chief Executive Officer for a lodging, gaming and transportation company and has residential, commercial real estate and property management experience. He has earned Red Lion’s Best Salesman Award and been honored multiple times for his civic and community involvement.

“My wife and I consider Northern California home,” said Nelson. “And I am proud and excited to come on board the Windsor Management Services and the Walnut Creek Marriott teams to work closely with the talented staff in place. Together we will work hard to ensure that guests, meeting planners and meeting attendees choose to come back to our hotel.”

The Walnut Creek Marriott, which is conveniently located near the BART Station, Mount Diablo State Park, Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Lesher Center for the Arts and the Sleep Train Pavilion, offers 20 meeting rooms and more than 17,300 square feet of meeting and banquet space. Guests can utilize Executive Boardrooms, the Business Center and on-site catering. Kids can enjoy the Marriott Nickelodeon Your Stay Program, which offers young travelers a complimentary, themed goodie bag and special Nickelodeon turndown service.  After a full day of activities guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool and hot tub or sneak in a quick workout in the newly remodeled Fitness Center

For more information on Windsor Management Services, including the latest news, visit For more information on the Walnut Creek Marriott visit

Windsor Management Services, a subsidiary of Windsor Capital Group, is an award winning, comprehensive hospitality management and development organization that manages full-service, upscale hotel properties throughout the United States. With more than 30 years of experience to call on, Windsor Management Services is known for unmatched results for its owners and unparalleled service for its guests delivered with a personal connection. 

For more information visit or Additionally, please contact Bill Upshaw, President & Chief Operating Officer or Craig Stechman, Senior Vice President-Sales & Marketing at 310-566-11


Windsor Management Services
Bill Upshaw
President & Chief Operating Officer

Also See: Windsor Management Services Selected by Shubh Hotels Lincoln, LLC to Manage the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, in Downtown Lincoln, Nebraska / August 2010

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