Concord Hospitality Appoints Leadership Team at Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown Opening August 2019

USA, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. July 31, 2019

In advance of its completion slated for August 2019, the Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown team is expanding with the recent appointments of David Noel as General Manager and Tara Wurtz as Director of Sales and Marketing. Noel will enter his new management role with more than a decade of hospitality experience. With an extensive background in sales and marketing, Wurtz will assist in achieving overall revenue goals and building awareness of the property as the first Cambria hotel in Milwaukee.

"We are excited to congratulate David and Tara on their new positions at the Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown," said Mark Laport, President and CEO of Concord Hospitality, which will be managing the property. "With David's impressive experience in hospitality and Tara's outstanding industry knowledge and service, I am confident they will make great additions to the hotel's extremely talented leadership team and serve our guests well. They each offer great insight in their respective specialties that will assist the success of the property on an ongoing basis."

At the helm of the executive team, Noel brings more than 10 years of experience in the hotel and hospitality industry, eight of which have been spent in a general manager position. As General Manager, Noel will direct and oversee the Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown's day-to-day operations, which include upscale accommodations, meetings and events and distinct culinary offerings. In his most recent role with the Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport, Noel's team finished in the top 1% of the entire brand for guest experience and quality assurance. Additionally, Noel currently serves as president of the Greater Milwaukee Hotel & Lodging Association, where he promotes the growth of the Greater Milwaukee hospitality partners through education and advocacy.

Wurtz joins the Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown team as the Director of Sales and Marketing. Wurtz brings with her more than 15 years of hospitality experience, having most recently served as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hampton Inn & Suites West Allis. There, she oversaw group and business travel for corporate, social, government, association and business travel sales, and focused on revenue management for overall hotel revenue. In 2018, Wurtz was recognized nationally as the top Revenue Conversion Sales leader within the brand. Wurtz is also involved as a Marketing Director on a volunteer basis for Generations Against Bullying.

Catering to a wide range of guests from business travelers to leisure visitors, Cambria Hotel Milwaukee Downtown will include 1,500 square feet of sleek, multi-function meeting space, a first-floor indoor pool, state-of-the art fitness center and intimate outdoor courtyard when it opens this summer. Guests are invited to enjoy and indulge in the stylish lobby, complete with a fireplace. Those looking for a quick bite to eat can take advantage of the gourmet bar and restaurant, complete with some of Milwaukee's classic cuisine, small bites, local craft beers and custom cocktails.

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