News for the Hospitality Executive
Kent DeVantier Appointed General Manager and Ciaran Daly Named
June 15, 2011 (Atlanta, GA) – Doubletree Hotel has announced the appointments of two executives to lead this full-service property in Northlake, an area north east of downtown Atlanta: Kent DeVantier as General Manager and Ciaran Daly as Area Director of Sales and Marketing. Two seasoned hotel professionals with 48 years of combined experience behind them, DeVantier and Daly will focus on-property management and sales efforts for this popular Doubletree Hotel.
“We are thrilled to have two such experienced hospitality professionals join the team at the Doubletree,” said Jim Darter, Senior Vice President of Full Service Hotels for Sage Hospitality, which manages the Doubletree Northlake, Atlanta. “Both Kent and Ciaran bring infectious passion for hospitality and community engagement, and we’re excited to welcome them to the area’s most dynamic hotels.”
Kent DeVantier, General Manager
DeVantier joins Doubletree Atlanta-Northlake from a position in Sage’s Transitions and Acquistions Department, where he was General Manager of several properties transitioning into the Sage hotel collection. Prior to that DeVantier was the General Manager at the Westin Memphis Beale Street for three years. DeVantier has spent ten years working for hotels in the south. DeVantier got his start in hospitality as a food and beverage trainee at the Stouffer Hotel, Washington National Airport. An active and involved professional, he served on the boards of both the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Tennessee Hospitality Association.
A native of western New York, DeVantier credits his passion for hospitality to his grandparent who operated a motel near Niagara Falls. DeVantier earned an undergraduate degree from James Madison University in Hotel Restaurant Management. When he is not running a hotel, he enjoys sports, wood working, cooking, reading and outdoor activities.
Ciaran Daly, Area Director of Sales and Marketing
Daly brings seventeen years of experience in hospitality to Doubletree Atlanta-Northlake. Daly’s role is overseeing sales and marketing for two Sage hotels in the Atlanta market, the Doubletree and Glenn Hotel, which is part of the Autograph Collection. Daly’s first Atlanta position was back in 1994 at the Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place where he started out as a catering sales manager. He earned a Bachelor of Administration in Communications from Georgia State University.
Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he now residence in Cherokee County, GA; where he serves as a reserve for the county sheriff’s deputy. He currently resides in Cherokee County, GA and when not busy at his hotels, he spends time with friends and family.
Doubletree Atlanta- Northlake
This conveniently located, freshly renovated, Doubletree Atlanta- Northlake features 183 newly redesigned rooms including three exquisite hotel suites; the Legacy Suite, Wilson Suite, and Tranquility Suite. Marlow’s Tavern, the adjoining restaurant, was rated among Atlanta’s top 100 restaurants. Marlow’s features exceptional American fare served in a modern, friendly atmosphere and is recognized by locals as a flavorful favorite. And at the Doubletree, we promise the cookies will be warm when you get here! For more information, visit us at www.godoubletree.com
About Sage Hospitality
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality has strategically grown into one of the largest privately held hotel management and development companies in the nation operating a variety of large, full-service hotels and extended-stay and select-service properties. Sage Hospitality’s comprehensive management portfolio includes major international brands for Marriott, Starwood, Hilton and IHG as well as the independent boutique hotels. Sage Hospitality has further differentiated with the creation of the Sage Restaurant Group, which has created and is managing 10 unique restaurant concepts including the acclaimed Mercat a la Planxa in Chicago. For more information, visit www.sagehospitality.com.
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