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Melanie Koscelnak Named as Director of Sales and Marketing

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 30, 2013 -- The Eilan Hotel, Resort and Spa, the newest addition to Marriott International's, Autograph Collection in San Antonio, announced that it has hired two new leaders on its executive team.  Robert Fagen joins the hotel with more than 25 years of hospitality experience as General Manager and Melanie Koscelnak will lead the sales team with her 18 years of experience including 13 with Eilan Hotel's new management company, Sage Hospitality.

Fagen brings six years of experience in the San Antonio market, most recently as General Manager of the new Wyndham Hotel Riverwalk Downtown. Fagen has served with the San Antonio Hotel Association and was a founding board member of the Convention and Visitors Bureau in Frisco, TX. Fagen has a proven track record of driving results and improving guest satisfaction scores throughout his career.

As Director of Sales and Marketing, Koscelnak brings experience from two outstanding Marriott properties the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel and the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel.  During her time with Sage Hospitality, she has created a proven track record in meeting and exceeding revenue goals with new and existing accounts in profitable selling approaches.  Before joining Sage in 2000, she held sales leadership positions in Pittsburgh, including the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center and the Harrisburg Marriott.  She looks forward to beginning a new adventure, relocating to the San Antonio area.

"These two passionate leaders, given their impressive backgrounds are the perfect combination in making the Eilan Hotel the market leader in San Antonio." said Vincent Piro, Divisional Vice President for the Premier & Lifestyle Division at Sage Hospitality.  "The team is both excited and honored in partnering with its La Cantera neighbors as well as the entire San Antonio community.

In September, Eilan Hotel, Resort and Spa became a member of the Autograph Collection, offering luxury redefined with Texas' number one rated pool, full-service spa and state of the art fitness center with golf simulator.  To learn more about the Eilan Hotel, Resort and Spa, visit

About Eilan Hotel, Resort and Spa

Located along the Interstate 10 corridor, only 20 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport, the Éilan Hotel Resort & Spa offers the intimate setting of a boutique hotel with the splendor of a world-class luxury resort and Tuscan accents inspire a relaxing Texas atmosphere. Guests enjoy features including a 12,000 square foot fitness center with lap pool and golf simulation room, 24-hour in-room dining, spa facilities with 10 unique treatment rooms, six private gardens, and outdoor resort pool. The hotel's indoor and outdoor meeting space totals 24,000 square feet and features a modern elegance perfect for any meeting, wedding or event. Chef Stephan Pyles provides modern southwestern cuisine at Sustenio, the Éilan Hotel's destination restaurant. To learn more about the Éilan Hotel Resort & Spa visit

About Autograph Collection

Exactly like nothing else, the Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Each destination has been hand selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information please visit or via social media on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.

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