LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 27, 2019 — White Lodging is excited to announce Dana Orlando as Hotel Distil's general manager. Scheduled to open in fall of 2019, Hotel Distil, Autograph Collection, will present unique and inspired spaces in the heart of Downtown Louisville's most historic neighborhood, Whiskey Row.

Dana Orlando has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and driving performance for premier brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts. She spent the past year as the opening general manager for the Elliott Park Hotel, Autograph Collection, in Minneapolis, MN. Previously, she was general manager of Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, also in Minneapolis. While leading Hotel Ivy, it was awarded 2017 Hotel of the Year for Marriott Distinctive Premium Brands.

"Dana's experience coupled with her successful record of developing and implementing initiatives that maximize operational effectiveness make her the perfect fit to lead Hotel Distil," says Brian Perkins, regional vice president at White Lodging. "We look forward to the addition of Hotel Distil in our incredible city that we call home!"

"I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and eager to embark on this new chapter of my career with White Lodging at Hotel Distil," says Dana Orlando. "It is exciting to be a part of the newest development on Louisville's historic Whiskey Row."

Hotel Distil is designed for those who thirst for new experiences with a timeless approach on Whiskey Row. With 161 king rooms, 33 queen rooms and 11 suites, Hotel Distil is a space with intriguing juxtapositions where you will pass through a historic façade to enjoy modern amenities. The hotel features more than 15,000 in flexible meeting space, including a 5,000 square foot ballroom.

Hotel Distil and the new 110 room Moxy Hotel it's connected to will feature four distinct community-focused food and beverage experiences, including Bitters End, a rooftop bar overlooking the Louisville skyline.

White Lodging operates nearly 100 hotels and more than 30 restaurants in 20 states. In Louisville, its portfolio includes the Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville Northeast, Towneplace Suites Louisville Northeast, Homewood Suites Louisville Downtown, SpringHill Suites Louisville Downtown, Louisville Marriott Downtown, Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville Downtown, Aloft Louisville, Porch Kitchen + Bar and Corner Restaurant and Bar.

Check out more about Hotel Distil here: www.hoteldistil.com.