Anthony Carey of The Siena Hotel Named Marriott's Manager of the Year

Chapel Hill General Manager Lands National Award

. May 26, 2016

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. May 26, 2016 - Anthony Carey, general manager of The Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill, earned national acclaim as the Eastern Region Full Service General Manager of the Year for Marriott hotels in the Americas. Presented by Marriott International, this accolade recognizes the premiere service and leadership of only one general manager for all full-service Marriott brands, including Marriott, JW Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, EDITION, Gaylord Hotels and Resorts and Autograph Collection hotels.

“The humbling honor of this award is a direct reflection of The Siena's incredible team, one of the best I've encountered in my 25-year career,” said Anthony Carey, general manager, The Siena Hotel. “I am privileged to lead this passionate group dedicated to pursuing excellence in hospitality.”

The Siena Hotel, the Triangle's longest-standing AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel, touts a growing list of regional and national accolades, including the prestigious 2015 Hotel of the Year Award for the Autograph Collection in the Americas, the Marriott Service Excellence Award and 19 consecutive Four Diamond awards from AAA. The Siena is ranked number one in Staff Service Overall in the Americas as well as one of the top hotels in Overall Guest Satisfaction for all full-service brands in the Marriott portfolio, including Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott and Renaissance brands. Il Palio, the hotel's premiere restaurant led by Chef Teddy Diggs, is North Carolina's only AAA-rated Four Diamond Italian restaurant and the longest-standing Four Diamond restaurant in the state.

“Anthony Carey's dedication to unparalleled guest service is a hallmark of the Marriott culture,” said Bob Jones, area vice president, Marriott. “We're proud to honor his leadership at the helm of The Siena Hotel and celebrate his inspiring example.”

The Autograph Collection Hotels are a Marriott brand of independent, one-of-a-kind properties across the globe. Each hotel has been selected for its originality, rich character and uncommon details. From iconic to chic and artsy to luxurious, the collection stands on the commitment to be nothing less than individually original, nothing short of collectively exceptional and “exactly like nothing else.”

Inspired by the beauty of Italy and located in Chapel Hill, N.C., The Siena offers an elegant European escape with 79 luxury rooms, 4,000 square feet of special event space and unparalleled onsite dining at renowned Il Palio restaurant. Legendary hospitality and elegant European architecture coupled with innovative services has earned The Siena the Hotel of the Year Award for the Autograph Collection in the Americas by Marriott International. The Siena Hotel is nestled just 1.5 miles from the heart of Chapel Hill with a convenient 15-minute drive to RDU International Airport, Duke University and the Research Triangle Park. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.sienahotel.com or call 800-223-7379. Connect with The Siena Hotel at www.facebook.com/TheSienaHotel, www.twitter.com/SienaHotel or on Instagram at @TheSienaHotel.

Il Palio is an award-winning Italian dining destination in Chapel Hill, N.C. and the premiere restaurant of The Siena Hotel Autograph Collection. Consistently awarded Four Diamonds by AAA, Il Palio marries the traditional flavors of Italy with a casual elegance that showcases the culinary roots of rustic Italian cooking. Il Palio features wine from Italy's 20 regions and vintifications produced in every corner of the Italian Peninsula, a selection that earned Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence. Executive Chef Teddy Diggs brings robust training from the Culinary Institute of America along with rich national experience, including appointments in the Washington D.C. dining spotlight and tenure at Martha's Vineyard. Il Palio offers breakfast daily and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.ilpalio.com or call 800-223-7379. Connect with Il Palio at www.facebook.com/IlPalioRestaurant, www.twitter.com/Il_Palio or on Instagram at @Il_Palio.

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