ATLANTA (June 16, 2015) – Crowne Plaza® Atlanta – Midtown, currently undergoing a total reimagining with an ultramodern interior design package, is proud to introduce Patrick Palmer as general manager. With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Palmer has a proven track record of excellence in leading exceptional hotel performance and guest satisfaction.

“I am thrilled for this opportunity to serve as general manager at this new Crowne Plaza in Atlanta,” said Patrick Palmer, general manager of Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Midtown. “The design and programming is forward, intuitive and combined with this team of associates that uphold a high standard of excellence, I am eager to be a part of this hotel’s future.”

As an associate of Spire Hospitality for 15 years, Palmer previously served as general manager of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pleasant Prairie-Kenosha in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. where he oversaw the successful conversion of the property from Hawthorne Suites to Holiday Inn Express. Palmer worked as director of sales for Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West in Wauwatosa, Wis. where he was responsible for directing the sales team and driving overall revenue for the hotel. Most recently, Palmer served the general manager of Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West where Spire Hospitality recognized him as ‘General Manager of the Year’ and Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts recognized Palmer as ‘Best of the Best General Manager of the Year.’

“The level of experience and knowledge that Patrick shares with Spire Hospitality properties is invaluable,” said Bill DeForrest, president & CEO of Spire Hospitality. “I am delighted to see what Patrick will bring to the soon-to-be reinvented Crowne Plaza Atlanta and their dynamic team.”

Before joining Spire Hospitality, Palmer worked for Marcus Corporation in Milwaukee, Wis. where he served as director of rooms at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis. Palmer also worked with Coastal Hotel Group in Chicago as assistant general manager of Embassy Suites Chicago-North Shore/Deerfield in Deerfield, Ill.

Crowne Plaza Atlanta – Midtown is conveniently located near area attractions, world-class shopping and a plethora of restaurants. Immediate highway access or a few short steps to the MARTA subway system offer quick transportation choices to many areas of the city. Delicious cuisine options are available at 590 Grille and the Lobby Café & Bar. State-of-the-art fitness center and business traveler-friendly guestrooms combined with special new amenities rolling out later this year, Crowne Plaza Atlanta presents stunning city views and a refreshing outdoor pool.

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For more information on Crowne Plaza Atlanta – Midtown, visit Crowne Plaza Atlanta – Midtown or call 404-877-9000.