Development in Southlake continues as the new Cambria® hotel & suites Southlake DFW North in Kimball Park moves closer to it’s grand opening in a few short months. One of the world’s largest hotel companies, Fillmore Capital Partners and developer Fillmore Hospitality announced two appointments for the new Cambria® hotel & suites Southlake DFW North opening October 15: Sam Cannon has been named general manager and Lisa Turley as director of sales and marketing. The 175-room hotel is anchoring Kimball Park, a mixed-use development under construction at the northwest corner of State Highway 114 and Kimball Avenue in Southlake.
As general manager of the full-service hotel, Cannon will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations, hiring staff and leading local community relations activities. Turley will oversee sales and marketing efforts for both leisure guests and group events.
With 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Cannon brings a wealth of knowledge to the Southlake location. Previously, Cannon served as the dual property general manager of Cambria hotel & suites and MainStay Suites in Rapid City, South Dakota. During Cannon’s more than four years of dual management, he oversaw the opening and staffing of one of the hotels, as well as directed both hotels in surpassing goals, brand standards and ratings, positioning both hotels in the top five within their respective brands. Before his dual management role, Cannon worked as the general manager for the historic Hotel Alex Johnson in Rapid City, where he moved the hotel from an independent to an affiliate hotel, re-positioned the property from a two diamond to a three diamond property with AAA, and oversaw other significant hotel achievements, including receiving several hospitality awards. Prior to management positions with hotels in South Dakota, Cannon held various leadership roles with hospitality institutions in Colorado, Michigan, Ohio and Texas.
Prior to joining Cambria in Southlake, Turley honed her hospitality skills with 15 years of sales experience. She held a similar position at the Hilton Garden Inn in Arlington, Texas, where she was responsible for driving revenue for the sales and catering department. During her two years in Arlington, she increased production of existing leisure and corporate accounts within the Hilton brand, as well as solicited new business, developed the location’s marketing plan, and managed the day-to-day efforts of the hotel’s sales team. Previously, Turley worked as a sales executive at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, as well as served as a senior sales manager at the Hilton Garden Inn in Henderson, Nevada and the Hilton Garden Inn in Yuma, Arizona.
Still under construction, the Cambria in Southlake continues to make progress towards its October grand opening. “Where everybody is somebody,” Cambria hotel & suites is an upscale brand within Choice Hotels, offering modern, stylish rooms for leisure and business travelers. Managed by Fillmore Hospitality and customized for the Southlake location, the four-story hotel will include an on-site restaurant and bar, fitness center, and complimentary high-speed WiFi throughout the property.
“As we continue to serve the Dallas Fort Worth market, we could not be more pleased to welcome both Sam and Lisa to the team,” stated Patrick Barrett of Fillmore Hospitality. “Their impressive backgrounds will help ensure the future success of the Southlake location.”
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About Cambria hotels & suites
Cambria hotels & suites makes business travel easier—and more fun—than ever before. Offering modern décor, rooms that feel like an upgrade, and fresh, local cuisine at our Social Circle™ restaurant, Cambria makes every guest feel like a VIP. There are currently 24 properties open across the country and 25 under development in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit www.cambriahotelsandsuites.com.
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc.® (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world’s largest lodging companies. With more than 6,300 hotels franchised in 35 countries and territories, we represent more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of March 31, 2015, 615 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company’s Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn® brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet our guests’ needs. With more than 22 million members and counting, check out our Choice Privileges® rewards program to see how you can reap the benefits of being a member of the Choice Hotels® family. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information.
About Fillmore Capital Partners
Fillmore Capital Partners, LLC is a private investment company that engages in the development, management, and distribution of investment vehicles for institutional and select private-client investors. FCP invests on behalf of its clients in lodging, healthcare, and operating company platforms, as well as opportunistic investments in other real estate asset classes. To learn more, visit www.fillmorecap.com.
About Fillmore Hospitality
Fillmore Hospitality, LLC is a management company that provides a full spectrum of development, investment and property management services to owners of hotels and resorts throughout North America. The firm’s principals and executives have worked together for more than 25 years to deliver consistently superior financial results for their clients. Visit us at www.fillmorehospitality.com for more information.
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