White Lodging Appoints David Meisner as General Manager for New Austin Marriott Downtown

USA, Austin, Texas. June 10, 2019

White Lodging is excited to introduce David Meisner as the general manager for the Austin Marriott Downtown, which is slated to open its doors in summer 2020. David is currently the general manager of White Lodging's Aloft and Element hotels in downtown Austin and will begin his new role in August 2019.

"During his time at Austin's Aloft and Element hotels, Meisner created a new model for the successful opening and operation of a dual hotel and restaurant operation," said Tim Sullivan, regional vice president at White Lodging. "Under his leadership, the hotels continue to set new performance milestones. We're thrilled for him to bring his broad experience to Austin Marriott Downtown."

Prior to his current assignment in Austin, David served as general manager of the Renaissance Plantation Hotel in Florida, where he was recognized as White Lodging's General Manager of the Year in 2015. Before joining White Lodging, David served as general manager at the Cincinnati Marriott Northeast and Residence Inn Cincinnati Downtown, and assistant general manager at the Cincinnati Marriott North.

He started his career at Hyatt Hotels, where he served as director of restaurant operations at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, and in various restaurant and banquet leadership roles at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.

David is a graduate of San Diego State University and lives in Austin with his wife and daughter.

Currently under construction, Austin Marriott Downtown will welcome its first guests in mid-2020. Anticipation for the new property high, with currently more than 110,000 room nights booked in advance of its opening.

At 31 stories, Austin Marriott Downtown will feature over 600 guest rooms (including 25 stunning suites), a rooftop pool with breathtaking views, three bars, locally-inspired restaurant, and more than 60,000 square feet of meeting space. Located across the street from the Austin Convention Center and in walking distance from famed 6th Street, the hotel is the ideal location in one of America's top-rated cities.

White Lodging Loves Austin White Lodging currently owns and/or operates 12 other hotels and eight restaurants or bars in the Austinmarket. It's also developing The Otis Hotel, part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, and AC Hotel in Austin's campus district. The Otis and AC Hotel are scheduled to open in fall of this year.

Media Contact:

Subscribe to our newsletter
for more Hotel Newswire articles

Related News

Choose a Social Network!

The social network you are looking for is not available.

Close
Coming up in May 2020...

Eco-Friendly Practices: Creative Innovation

Being eco-friendly is no longer a fad. It is an urgent planetary need and hotels are actively doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint by implementing sustainable, green practices. In addition to the goodwill derived from doing the right thing, hotels are also realizing the benefits to their business. A large percentage of Millennials expect hotels to be eco-friendly and will only patronize those properties that are proudly conforming. Consequently, more hotels are realizing that sustainability is a key element in a successful branding strategy. In addition, going green can lead to a more profitable bottom line, as savings on electricity, water and cleaning materials can add up. Also, there are other advantages that come with being an eco-friendly business, such as government subsidies and tax and loan incentives. As a result, many hotels are finding innovative ways to integrate eco-friendly practices into their business. Geo-thermal energy systems, along with energy-from-waste systems, are being used to heat and cool the property. Passive solar panels, green roofs, natural lighting and natural ventilation strategies also assist in energy conservation. Low-flow water systems and plumbing fixtures make a contribution, as does eco-friendly hardwood flooring, and energy efficient televisions and appliances throughout the property. In addition, some hotels have implemented in-room recycling programs, and only provide all-natural, personal care items. One hotel has actually constructed a bee-keeping operation on their grounds. Not only is this good for the bees but the hotel also produces products from the operation which they sell. This kind of creative innovation also holds enormous appeal to guests. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to integrate sustainable practices into their operations and how they are benefiting from them.