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Hotel & Resorts Promotes Mark Van Amerongen to Senior Vice President
DALLAS, November 16, 2011 – Prism Hotels & Resorts has named Mark Van Amerongen senior vice president of operations and Allison Handy vice president of marketing for the hotel management firm. Both were promoted from within the organization: Van Amerongen from regional vice president of operations; Handy from corporate director of sales and marketing.
“By promoting Mark and Allison to these leadership positions within Prism, we continue to align our organization around a steadfast commitment to hotel performance results,” said Steve Van, chief executive officer of Prism Hotels & Resorts. “Both possess deep experience within the hospitality industry, on both the client side and within our management organization. Their direct experience with all of the core hotel brands enables Prism to focus so effectively on achieving positive results for our owners.”
In his new position, Van Amerongen will be responsible for the oversight of hotel operations and will be focused on delivering operational excellence to the company’s growing portfolio of hotels.
“Whether we’ve managed a hotel for five years or for five days, we must continue to move the needle forward and improve results for our owners. That will be my focus,” said Van Amerongen.
As vice president of marketing, Handy will be dedicated to growing Prism’s business and relationships in the western United States. She will be based in San Francisco.
Van Amerongen possesses more than 25 years experience in executive hospitality leadership, including overseeing 76 full-service West Coast hotels as Marriott’s regional operations director and serving as executive vice president of third-party hotel management firm Western International. He joined Prism Hotels in 2010.
Handy has spearheaded sales and marketing efforts for Prism, supporting a portfolio of full-service hotels throughout the United States since 2007. Prior to Prism, she spent nine years at Interstate Hotels & Resorts and MeriStar Hotels in various sales capacities. Her previous hospitality industry experience includes working with Hilton, IHG and Wyndham.
About Prism Hotels & Resorts
Dallas-based Prism Hotels & Resorts is one of the fastest growing full-service hotel investment, management and development companies in the United States. The company currently manages more than 7,500 rooms for multiple owners including urban, suburban and resort destinations. Prism is approved to manage all major brands as well as has extensive experience with independent destination hotels. For more information, please visit www.prismhotels.com.
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