posted on May 11, 2009 11:07
Expotel Hospitality Secures Management Contract for Maison St. Charles Hotel
New Orleans, LA (May 11, 2009) – Expotel Hospitality continues their quest for management contracts landing the agreement to manage the acclaimed Maison St. Charles Hotel & Suites located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 128 guestroom boutique style hotel and suites has been a historic presence on the famed St. Charles Avenue for over 50 years.
“The Maison St. Charles Hotel & Suites is a nice complement to our growing portfolio. We have had wonderful success with our branded properties yet we have extensive experience with independent boutique style properties as well. We are very happy to partner with The Maison and continue its successful path as one of the unique and outstanding boutiques of New Orleans, “stated Executive Vice President of Operations Expotel Hospitality Mark Kucera.
The Maison St. Charles Hotel & Suites offers a one of a kind New Orleans courtyard setting within the framework of a secluded hotel setting. The hotel offers a beautiful landscaped central swimming pool, business center, onsite parking, 2000 square feet of meeting space, and within close proximity of major medical facilities, attractions and universities in New Orleans. The hotel had recently completed a multimillion dollar enhancement and features new guestrooms along with additional work in the high impact guest areas of the facility.
In addition, the hotel will be able to leverage its affiliation with Expotel Hospitality’s five other New Orleans hotels. The hotel will work in conjunction with other managed Expotel hotels in New Orleans in a cooperative effort for advertising and marketing projects. “Though we own and manage hotels in various cities across the country, we office in New Orleans and have a good number of hotels located here. It makes sense to take advantage of this opportunity in New Orleans and utilize our hotels and extend a team approach to business. It’s not a one size fit all effort– but certainly a strong support base to reach out with five hotels pulling for one another, “added Jeff Iavarone, Expotel’s Vice President of Marketing/Sales and E-Commerce.
As Expotel continues to add more management contracts, “we will have controlled growth. It’s not our goal to be the fastest growing management company – we want to be the smartest and most attentive to our owner’s assets”, Mark Kucera said. Expotel currently has three management contracts pending in other major cities in the pipeline.
Expotel Hospitality Services, L.L.C. is headquartered in New Orleans, LA operating hotels across the country. Expotel is an owner operator and hotel Management Company for Hilton, Doubletree, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Hampton, Embassy Suites, Choice, Best Western, Independent boutiques, and a preferred management company for Starwood Hotels.