HOUSTON, TXFebruary 24, 2017 –Downtown Houston’s historic Sam Houston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carly Rowland to the position of Director of Sales. Ms. Rowland will be responsible for the sales and marketing of the hotel, including revenue generation through groups, meetings and catered events. Carly will continue the hotel’s reputation of building strong relationships with groups and guests to ensure the long term success of this historic property in downtown Houston.

Before joining The Sam Houston, Ms. Rowland worked for Del Mar Destination: Villas Del Mar, Los Cabos, Mexico out of Houston. Rowland was solely responsible for the sales and marketing of the Rental Programs for 40, multi-million dollar villas in the premier ultra-luxury resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. Prior to Del Mar Destination, Rowland was a National Sales Manager for the hotel division of Landry’s Inc. properties generating $1.3-2 million annually in transient and group revenue for a 700 room, 30-acre beach front luxury resort and convention center.

“I am so pleased to welcome Carly to our historic property,” said Ken Friesen, General Manager of The Sam Houston Hotel. “Carly brings a wealth of hotel management experience to the Director of Sales position and will make a great addition to our team.”

The Sam Houston Hotel is listed on the National Registry of Historic Hotels and has been an integral part of downtown Houston since opening in 1924. In addition to the 100 guest rooms, the hotel features The Veranda, a premier event space, and a brand-new restaurant and bar named The Pearl, which offers Texas coastal cuisine. Since June, 2015, it has been a part of the Hilton Curio Collection, which is a collection of distinctive hotels providing guests with outstanding service and accommodations.

For more information, go to www.TheSamHoustonHotel.com.