> > MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 23, 2005) ---- Regent International Hotels today appointed Tom Manno as senior director of sales and operations.
new role, Mr. Manno
will focus on developing and executing sales, marketing and operations plans for Regent International Hotels
in the Americas.Mr. Manno will report to Monica Neumann, vice president of operations for Regent International Hotels.
As part of his
job, Mr. Manno
will also be responsible for building the power of Regent in its existing sales and international partner structure.With the upcoming opening of The Regent South Beach, Mr. Manno
will support and direct the pre-opening sales and marketing plan, oversee corporate operating standards and implement individual hotel procedures.He
will be based in Florida where there are currently three Regent-managed hotels under development (South Beach/Miami, Winter Park and Bal Harbour).Mr. Manno
has more than 20 years experience in the hotel and resort industry.He has served as vice president/general manager for the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami and the Westin Innisbrook Resort in Tampa, Florida.Mr. Manno was also general manager of the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis for six years.
16-year career with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
, Mr. Manno
held various executive roles in eight different locations from Washington, D.C. to Maui, Hawaii.Mr. Manno has a bachelor's degree from The State University of New Jersey in Trenton.
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