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St. Louis Park Hotel Welcomes New General Manager Lori Geiwitz

Plus, Former GM of Minneapolis Marriott West Hotel Promoted to Managing Director at Sister Property

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwired) -- 05/07/13 -- Spring has brought some big changes to leadership at the Minneapolis Marriott West hotel. While this Minneapolis suburb hotel was sad to see its former general manager go, they're happy he'll be taking his talents to another Marriott property. Plus, it also allowed the hotel to bring in a fresh face to fill the general manager position.

Former general manager Michael Clark is now the managing director of The Depot Minneapolis Complex, which is coincidentally where it all began for him. In 2004, he started at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel as a banquet manager before moving on to be the general manager at the Minneapolis Marriott West in 2011. After two years at this Minneapolis hotel near downtown, he's excited to take on a new challenge.

With Clark leaving this Lake Minnetonka hotel near downtown, it left a space to be filled in the general manager position, and the Minneapolis Marriott West hotel found a well-qualified replacement in Lori Geiwitz. She began her career with CSM Lodging in 1998 as director of training. In 2003, she and Clark crossed paths at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, where she was general manager until 2011. She then took on the general manager role at the Courtyard Minneapolis Bloomington.

At the Courtyard Minneapolis Bloomington, Geiwitz had a significant and positive impact on associate satisfaction survey scores, a result of her focus on staff development, hotel appearance and technology. In her time there, three employees went through the manager-in-training program and found permanent positions in the company.

About the Minneapolis Marriott West Hotel
Set in Saint Louis Park, the Minneapolis Marriott West hotel gives guests the chance to unwind in a suburban setting yet be minutes away from downtown attractions and businesses. Offering amenities that include a fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool and top-notch meeting space, this elegant property is the perfect pick for both business and leisure travelers. Guest rooms feature modern work stations, coffee/tea service and high-speed Internet access for working guests. When it's time to clock out, relax with a 32-inch flat-screen TV, order room service or sink into a plush bed built with a pillow-top mattress, triple sheeting and plush pillows. For access to the exclusive lounge and its continental breakfast and evening reception, book a concierge-level room. No matter what level room, every guest can enjoy their morning cup at Caribou Coffee or sit down for a good meal at Kip's Irish Pub and Restaurant, where a piece of Ireland comes to Minnesota at this fun venue; Friday nights feature live musicians. Those looking for a venue for their meeting, wedding or event can pick from more than 12,700 square feet of banquet facilities, which can host parties as small as five and as big as 500 guests. The hotel's on-premise Glatt Kosher kitchen can help create the perfect menu for a wedding or bat mitzvah, and its Minneapolis hotel deals ensure guests get a great price on their stay. This hotel's location makes it easy to explore the area including Interlachen Country Club, Ridgedale Mall, The Shops at West End, Lake Minnetonka and Target Field, home of MLB's Minnesota Twins. The Minneapolis Marriott West is owned and operated by Minneapolis based CSM Corporation.

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