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(Atlanta, Ga.)  January 5, 2016- Strand Hospitality Services recently announced that Drew Dunston has been named as the General Manager for the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in downtown Atlanta, Ga. He will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the 173-room hotel located at 111 Cone Street NW.

“I am extremely excited to join the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Atlanta team,” said Dunston.  “The hotel is a great property in a prime location with numerous amenities. I look forward to continuing the current successes of the hotel as well as building new relationships within the local community.”  

With over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, Dunston most recently worked as the General Manager and Assistant General Manager for the Staybridge Suites in Columbia, S.C. where he was responsible for all hotel functions including; reservations, restaurant operations, human resources and maintenance operations.

Prior to working at the Staybridge Suites, Dunston was the Front Desk Supervisor and Guest Services Manager at the Holiday Inn Airport in West Columbia, S.C. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management in 2009. 

“Drew is the ideal choice to manage the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Atlanta,” said Andrew Pace, Senior Vice President for Strand Hospitality. “His experience and knowledge of the hotel industry as well as the IHG brand is very impressive and perfect for this hotel.”  

About Strand Hospitality

With headquarters shared between Charlotte and Myrtle Beach. Strand also has operations in Atlanta. Founded more than 45 years ago, the company began as a developer/owner of full-service Holiday Inns, gradually moving into third-party management. Today with nearly 40 hotels in its management portfolio, the company continues to grow through development, joint ventures and third-party management. It specializes in two to four-star hotel segments and is approved to operate hotels under all the leading hotel brand families including; Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Wyndham, Choice and IHG.

Contact: Nichole Lederer / 704-771-4591

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