(RALEIGH, NC; October 28, 2019)—LODEN Properties, the development company behind the highly anticipated Longleaf Hotel, has appointed its General Manager in advance of opening at the end of the year.

With a passion for hospitality rooted in his 16 years of hands-on experience, Tim Rogers has held sales and management positions at Marriott and Starwood properties throughout the south. Most recently, he was part of the opening team for the Aloft Hotel in Downtown Durham before taking on the General Manager position at The Longleaf Hotel where he’ll oversee all hotel operations.

“The Longleaf Hotel will be an exciting addition to the Downtown Raleigh neighborhood,” says Russ Jones, Partner at LODEN Properties. “We’ve assembled a team with strong ties to the community who will be able to execute the highest quality service and engaging programming for hotel guests and locals. We’re looking forward to opening the doors soon!”