White Lodging Promotes David Arena to General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Collegeville

Arena joins his new property from the Courtyard by Marriott in Malvern, Pa

Dec 06, 2012, 12:05 ET from White Lodging Services Corporation

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  White Lodging is pleased to announce David Arena has been promoted to general manager of the newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott in Collegeville, Pa. This hotel will be a testing facility for the new White Lodging company-wide training program.

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"I am honored to be a part of this exciting new and extremely beneficial program. I see the tremendous impact it will have on the future of the company and its impending growth and imminent success," Arena said.

Previously, Arena was the general manager at the Courtyard by Marriott in Malvern, Pa. where he helped propel the guest service scores into the top 10% of the Courtyard brand. Arena has held a variety of positions with other companies including Penn Oaks Golf Club, Residence Inn by Marriott, Wyndham Hotels, Crescent Hotels, Parcels Incorporated and The Shipley Grill/Arena's Famous Delicatessen, a 4-star upscale American-Bistro style restaurant and catering facility that he personally owned and operated until 2002.

"I am very pleased to see David's dedication to White Lodging," said Regional Vice President Michelle Steffens. "He has shown his commitment and passion for quality guest service by helping to achieve guest service scores in the top 10% at his previous property. I am excited to see what comes in 2013 from him and his team!"

Last year, Arena was awarded the White Lodging General Manager of the Year 2012 Acquisition-Select Service Award.

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 160 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.

For more information about White Lodging, please visit www.whitelodging.com.

Kathleen Quilligan
Phone: 219.472.2861
Fax: 219.472.2273

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