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Morning Star Hospitality Services, LLC Appoints Tom Gillespie
as Director of Operations

Plano, Texas – June 16, 2011
– Morning Star Hospitality Services, LLC (MSHS) today announced the appointment of Tom Gillespie – Director of Operations.  With nearly 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Gillespie is a seasoned operations expert with global hotel relationships and a diverse business background.  In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing property management and owner relationships for all current and future company properties

“Tom will be a terrific addition to the MSHS Executive team, and we are delighted to have him on board and assisting us with our growth plans for the company,” said President Norman Marks.  “Tom’s track record – passion for the hotel business, personal drive and strategic foresight- make him the ideal candidate to achieve our stated company objectives. 

With over 30 years of hospitality experience in a variety of operational positions he joins Morning Star Hospitality Services to oversee the operations of all managed hotels within the company portfolio. Having previously been recognized as General Manager of the Year for Starwood Hotels and Resorts he has also served as a General Manager at various hotels and resorts throughout the country for such notable management companies as American General Hospitality, Prism Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Hotels, Signet Hotels and Mariner Hotels, bringing those experiences to bare on all MSHS managed properties.

Additional experiences include Director of Project Development in hospitality construction and design management having supervised over 10 major renovation projects for nationally franchised hotels and resorts and recently served as Director of Residential Services for Omni Residences- a luxury condominium project in Fort Worth, Texas.

About Morning Star Hospitality Services
Based in Plano, Texas a suburb of Dallas, Texas, Morning Star Hospitality Services, LLC is a leader in providing experiences and services for the domestic and international hotel industry.  Boasting extensive operational, sales and marketing experiences and relationships with most major hotel franchising companies, Morning Star covers the full spectrum of lodging business needs, from mid-size limited-service and focused- service properties, boutique hotels and full-service hotels & resorts featuring spas, golf courses, restaurants and convention centers.  Currently, Morning Star’s focus is on strategic acquisitions by providing renovation, repositioning, pre and post management and receivership expertise to both private and lender in possession ownership groups. 


Morning Star Hospitality Services, LLC
Norman Marks

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