Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Davidson Hotel Company Appoints Peter Dunn General Manager of Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel in Louisiana

 Madeline Strother Named Director of Sales; Property Expected to Open Fall 2011

BATON ROUGE, LA, April 26, 2011—Officials of Davidson Hotel Company, one of the nation’s largest independent hotel management companies, today announced the appointment of Peter Dunn (top right photo) as general manager of the 256-room Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel (middle left rendering)  a new-build property in Louisiana slated to open in fall 2011. 

Concurrently, the company named Madeline Strother as the hotel’s new director of sales.  Wampold Companies, a Baton Rouge-based development and property management company, owns the hotel.

“This is the first full-service hotel project in suburban Baton Rouge since the 1970s,” said Patrick Lupsha (middle right photo) chief operating officer, Davidson Hotel Company. 

“Peter is a seasoned veteran with more than 30 years experience in the hospitality industry.  His extensive track record of success, most recently as general manager of the Westin Montreal, in Canada, combined with his French Canadian heritage, made him an excellent choice for general manager of the new Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel.”

Prior to being named general manager of the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel, Dunn was general manager of 454-room Le Westin Montreal for Atlific Hotels. 

A Baton Rouge native, Madeline Strother brings with her more than 20 years of hotel industry experience.  Prior to being named director of sales of the Renaissance Baton Rouge, she was director of sales of the Baton Rouge Marriott.

Located on Bluebonnet Boulevard and Anselmo Lane, the four-star Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel will be near Mall of Louisiana (lower left photo) and Perkins Rowe and is one mile south of the I-10.  The new hotel will be proximate to a number of major medical facilities, including Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge General Hospital and Ochsner Hospital.

Additional information on Davidson may be found at www.davidsonhotels.com.

Cyndi Norwood, Davidson Hotel Company, (901) 821-4155 
Jerry Daly, Chris Daly (media) Daly Gray Public Relations (703) 435-6293

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