HRI LODGING EXECUTIVE SELECTED TO HOTEL FOOD & BEVERAGE LEADERSHIP ASSOCIATION ADVISORY BOARD

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HRI LODGING EXECUTIVE SELECTED TO HOTEL FOOD & BEVERAGE LEADERSHIP ASSOCIATION ADVISORY BOARD

NEW ORLEANS –April 13, 2015 – HRI Lodging, LLC, is excited to announce that Darlene Marcello, vice president food & beverage and procurement for the company, has been selected to be part of the Hotel Food & Beverage Leadership Association’s Advisory Board. The mission of the Hotel Food and Beverage Leadership Association is to promote and support strong hotel food and beverage operations which enhance profitability and provide a competitive advantage in attracting guests and groups to hotels.

“We are thrilled to have Darlene represent HRI Lodging in such a respected organization within the tourism industry. We have no doubt that she will soar in this position as she brings a wealth of food and beverage experience within the lodging industry – no small feat in one of the dining capitols of the world,” said Gary Gutierrez, president of HRI Lodging, LLC.

Marcello’s seven year career with HRI Lodging has ensured her hands-on experience in upscale environments and successful food and beverage and procurement for luxury hotel properties. Before joining HRI Lodging in 2008, Marcello was previously owner/operator of Minacore restaurants and vice president, operations of Semolina, Inc.

About HRI Lodging

HRI Lodging, LLC. (HRIL) is one of the 50 largest hotel management companies in the U.S. with a current portfolio of 19 hotels and resorts spanning the continental U.S. By building alliances with major domestic and international investment firms, the organization pursues a dual mode growth strategy of managing independent, boutique properties as well as partnering with industry leading brands, including  Starwood, Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt. HRI Lodging is the hotel management division of New Orleans-based HRI Properties, a full-service real estate development company and a national leader in the adaptive reuse of historic structures. For more information, please visit www.hrilodging.com

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Darlene Marcello