SOURCE: Marriott


April 22, 2011 10:20 ET

North Carolina State University Hotel's New GM Brings Knowledge and Passion to Position

Strong Management History Accompanies New General Manager to Downtown Raleigh Hotel

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwire - Apr 22, 2011) - Bill Hofmann has been named General Manager of the Raleigh Marriott City Center bringing more than a decade of experience and dedicated passion to one of the most distinctive hotels near North Carolina State University.

Hofmann, who has held management positions at first-class hotels across the country, brings extensive experience in all aspects of hotel management to the lead position at the Marriott City Center, a premier choice among NC State hotels. Hofmann most recently served as general manager at the Doubletree Hotel in Wilmington, Delaware, where he was instrumental in restructuring all facets of financial controls, sales and marketing, yield management practices and associate relations. Prior to his tenure with the Doubletree, Hofmann served as general manager at the Key Largo Grande - A Hilton Resort in the Upper Florida Keys, where he repositioned the resort in the upscale/luxury segment and moved the resort from last to first for Guest Satisfaction in North America after only six months. Earlier in his career, and while serving as general manager of the Marriott Ventura Beach in California, Hofmann was nominated for 2003 General Manager of the Year, by Remington Hotels Corporation, based on exceptional turnaround performance and the hotel property there achieved the highest Quality Evaluation score of any franchised Marriott in the nation that same year. In beginning his career, Hofmann started as general manager of Holiday Inn Select in Dallas-Fort Worth in 1998 and was then promoted to area managing director in 2001 overseeing six hotel properties.

Hofmann received formal education in business administration at the University of Delaware in Newark and later obtained his CFBE (Certified Food and Beverage) and CHA (Certified Hotel Administrator) designations from the AHMA. In addition to offering luxury accommodations, the Marriott City Center connected to the Raleigh Convention Center boasts 500,000 square feet of flexible event space perfect for corporate meetings, business conferences, expositions and elegant social affairs. This stylish hotel is also home to the Posta Tuscan Grille, a popular choice among downtown Raleigh restaurants, serving authentic Italian cuisine daily.

About the Raleigh Marriott City Center
The Raleigh Marriott City Center is a premier choice among North Carolina State University hotels, providing guests with spacious guest rooms, opulent amenities and unsurpassed service. Conveniently connected to the convention center, the Marriott City Center is a perfect choice for those attending downtown events and offers both business and leisure travelers easy access to the State Capitol Building, Research Triangle Park, fine dining, shopping and entertainment.