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Columbia Marriott

January 16, 2015 17:50 ET

Columbia Marriott Welcomes New General Manager, Kendall Clay

Clay Brings 30 Years of Expertise and Experience in the Hospitality Industry to the Columbia, SC Property

COLUMBIA, SC--(Marketwired - Jan 16, 2015) - Columbia Marriott is pleased to welcome Kendall Clay as new General Manager of the Marriott property. He brings with him 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and his appointment is set to bring forth some exciting enhancements to the luxury hotel, located in the heart of downtown Columbia, SC.

Originally from Dayton, OH, Kendall graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelor's in Hotel Restaurant Management. He gained invaluable experience during his time in the Management Trainee Program at the Atlanta Airport Marriott as well as his time at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest at the Galleria. He's served the Columbia market for four years and has been a GM for 12 years. His philosophy is to take care of his associates, so that his associates are better able to take care of hotel guests and attend to their varied needs.

"Kendall always has the guests' experience in mind with every decision he makes," said Nancy Wagner, fellow associate. "He is quick to find and implement opportunities for enhancement to our services." He has received recognition over the years for his numerous achievements, including GM of the Year with Hilton Hotels in 2008 and Manager of the Year with the Atlanta Airport Marriott.

Kendall currently leads a team of 175 associates at the hotel, located near the Columbia, SC State House and other area sights. The property offers spacious, newly remodeled guest rooms, and an enhanced lobby, updated meeting spaces and restaurant and bar. The announcement of Clay as the hotel's new GM sets up the property to take advantage of its updates in new and innovative ways, as the staff works to distinguish the guest experience at the popular downtown location.

For more information about the Columbia property and its most recent updates, visit the hotel website.  

About the Columbia Marriott Hotel

Located in the vibrant downtown Columbia area, near the University of South Carolina, the Columbia Marriott offers some of the finest accommodations in the vibrant, southern city. To meet and exceed guest needs at every level, the hotel has remodeled its guest rooms, the lobby, meeting space, and the restaurant and bar. Travelers are invited to enjoy generous amenities such as pillow-top mattresses, 42" flat panel televisions and wireless Internet access for plenty of entertainment. The 28,000 square feet of space makes the downtown hotel a favorite choice for businesses and social functions in Columbia. Guests are welcome to take advantage of its indoor pool and on-site fitness center for total relaxation. Just minutes from popular destinations, including the Columbia Museum of Art, Riverbanks Zoo, the state capitol, Colonial Life Arena and Williams Brice Stadium, the hotel is a gateway to the best of the city.

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