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Jared Karras Joins Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc. as
Vice President of Operations

SALISBURY, Md., November 30, 2010—Officials of Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a leading, Maryland-based hotel management and services company, today announced that Jared Karras, CFBE, has joined the company as vice president of operations.  He will oversee a number of properties in Marshall’s management portfolio, including the opening of the Best Western Brooklyn and Fairfield Inn & Suites Manhattan/Chelsea.

“Jared has extensive expertise in opening and repositioning hotels and adds solid bench strength to our hotel operations team,” said Mike Marshall, president and CEO.  “He has extensive food and beverage experience, as well as a proven track record in cost control, and maintaining high guest and associate satisfaction scores for both full-service and limited-service hotels.”

Prior to joining Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Karras was vice president of operations for Sun Development & Management Corporation, a 30-unit hotel development and management company based in Indianapolis.  Previously, he was owner and operating partner for Meridian Hospitality Group, Inc., in St. Louis, where he increased annual profitability by 50 percent.
Karras began his hospitality career with Chicago-based Allied Hospitality Group, Inc., holding positions in food and beverage and hotel operations, rising to corporate food & beverage director for the 20-unit portfolio. 

About Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Salisbury, Md.-based Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is celebrating 30 years as a hotel operating company.  It has special expertise in operating three- and four-star branded hotels and resorts, averaging 100 to 500 rooms, in urban and central business districts, as well as suburban/drive-to and resort locations.  In addition, the company has a proven track record managing independent resort and unique urban properties.  The company has managed a wide array of leading hotel brands, including Hilton, Starwood, InterContinental Hotel Group, Hyatt, Choice and Wyndham.  Additional information about Marshall Management may be found at the company's Web site:

Jerry Daly, media
 Daly Gray Public Relations
(703) 435-6293


Also See: David Cavallaro of Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Named 2009 General Manager of the Year by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts / October 2010

Marshall Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Signs Five Management Contracts in Greater New York Metro Area / September 2010

Marshall Management Acquires Contract to Manage Manhattan Four Points by Sheraton Chelsea / April 2008

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