SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

June 30, 2014 16:20 ET

Little Rock Marriott Hotel Names Nellie Freeborn as New Director of Sales and Marketing

New Director Brings More Than 17 Years of Expertise In the Hospitality Industry to the Little Rock, AR Hotel

LITTLE ROCK, AR--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2014) - Little Rock Marriott, along with Davidson Hotels & Resorts, is pleased to welcome Nellie Freeborn as the new Director of Sales and Marketing for the Little Rock, AR hotel. Nellie brings with her more than 17 years of successful sales experience in the hospitality industry, including time spent at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, CA.

Nellie's role at Little Rock Marriott ensures a continued bright future for the property, as she leverages her expertise and knowledge to help foster the success of the hotel and the Marriott brand. She brings with her vast experience as Director of Sales and Marketing at Warner Center Marriott, Sales Manager at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, Catering Manager at Holiday Inn, and most recently, Task Force Sales Manager at Davidson Hotels and Resorts.

With seven years of experience in a Director role, Nellie possesses a proven track record for repositioning an on-site sales team from low rated to higher rated segments. She was awarded Manager of the Year by Renaissance Agoura Hills in 2008, ranked #1 within the Renaissance brand in an Event Satisfaction Survey in 2007 and 2008, and was part of the first sales department in the company's history to score a perfect 100% in an internal audit.

Little Rock Marriott welcomes Nellie in her new role and looks forward to fostering a strong working relationship as she helps the property grow and prosper in the coming years. With a location in the heart of the city, just moments from the airport, and offering some of Little Rock's best downtown event venues, the hotel is a prime spot for groups, meeting planners, and special event bookings. It offers more than 40,000 square feet of meeting space, with a combined 260,000 square feet of space in the center of the city.

With easy access to the quaint shops of the River Market District, historic sights, local museums, and more, Little Rock Marriott is a gateway to the best the city has to offer. For more information, visit the hotel's website and plan a visit, group stay, or special event.

About Little Rock Marriott

Little Rock Marriott is the state's only full-service Marriott and is the ideal lodging destination for those visiting 'The Natural State,' with a downtown location in the heart of the River Market District. Guests can enjoy deluxe amenities and stylish decor, with excellent guest service from the staff and accommodations that meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers. Visitors can choose from the hotel's 418 spacious rooms and suites, and take advantage of amenities that include a fully equipped fitness center, an onsite restaurant and expansive lounge. This luxurious hotel creates a distinguished setting for lucrative business engagements, cherished social gatherings and elegant wedding receptions with a combined 260,000 square feet of versatile event space between the hotel and Statehouse Convention Center. The hotel's dining options include the Pancetta Regional Kitchen + Wine Bar, featuring local, seasonally inspired menu items, the Lobby Lounge, which offers an extensive selection of beers and wine, and the Café, perfect for travelers on-the-go or guests looking to grab house-made cakes, pastries, or salads.

About Davidson Hotels & Resorts

Davidson Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, full-service hotel management company that provides management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting, and accounting expertise for the hospitality industry. The company has amassed one of the purest full-service hotel portfolios in the industry, ranging from the upper-upscale to near-luxury segments; encompassing 41 upscale, full-service, independent, and branded hotels with over 12,400 rooms across the United States. Davidson is a trust partner and a preferred operator for Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and Starwood Family hotels. Additional information on Davidson may be found at the company's website, www.davidsonhotels.com.

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