Rob Kennehan Chosen to Lead the Embassy Suites Tampa/Brandon

Kennehan makes the move from Maryland to the Florida hotel

Apr 05, 2012, 10:14 ET from White Lodging

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Making a move from Silver Springs, MD, Rob Kennehan was promoted to lead the Embassy Suites Tampa/Brandon hotel as its general manager.


Kennehan started his new role at the beginning of the month, leaving his position of general manager at the Hilton Garden Inn Silver Springs.

"I am delighted to serve under the direction of Regional Vice President Bob Jensch, and join the results-oriented team at the Embassy Suites," Kennehan said.

Kennehan has been in the hospitality business for more than 10 years, working in roles such as Assistant Front Office Manager and Sales Manager, and has served as general manager at three hotels prior to his role at the Embassy Suites.

He said he is looking forward to work in the full service side of the industry, and working toward making an immediate impact at the hotels in community relations and talent development.

"Rob has a history of strong leadership that will make him a perfect fit at the Embassy Suites," said Regional Vice President Bob Jensch. "I'm confident he has the talent and the drive to maximize the hotel's value."

Kennehan said he is excited to begin exploring the gulf coast with his wife Becky and their children 2-year-old William and 9-month-old Carolyn.

White Lodging Services Corporation - was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid-to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of more than 158 hotels in 20 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Preferred Hotels, Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

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