Conference Center Specialist Named General Manager of Doubletree Hotel

Veteran hospitality professional Tom Thomas, a specialist in award-winning and innovative conference resort developments, has been named general manager of the 404-room Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center—Plano Legacy Town Center in Texas. The property, which opened in the Spring of 2001, is one of Doubletree`s premier executive meeting centers among its portfolio of 175 hotels and resorts across North America and Latin America.
Thomas most recently served as assistant general manager/director of marketing of the Pinnacle Award winning Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center. He has launched and operated many successful conference hotel properties across the United States, including the Lansdowne Conference Resort near Washington, D.C., The Woodlands Executive Conference Center and Resort near Houston and the Marietta Conference Resort in Marietta, Georgia. His numerous career accomplishments led to his selection to help launch Chateau Elan, Marriott Hotel Corporation`s first full service conference resort.
Thomas has held key management positions with Hilton Hotels Corporation, Dolce International, Sentry Hospitality, Benchmark Hospitality and Club Corporation of America. Additional experience includes the Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, California and the Seasons Resort in New Jersey. He holds a B.A. in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Michigan State University.
As General Manager of Doubletree Hotel & Executive Conference Center—Plano Legacy Town Center, Thomas will be responsible for directing the overall management and operation of one of only three hotels in the North Texas area to have met the stringent standards and earned the prestigious certification of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC). In addition to its 404 guest rooms, which includes 40 suites, the facility provides the latest in state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities, all within a luxurious, campus-like setting. The property features 32,000 square feet of technologically advanced meeting and conference space with high speed Internet access throughout; a separate, self-contained, second floor executive meeting center; full service restaurant; the locally popular Leddy`s Bar; two lavishly appointed Presidential suites; and a 2,800 square foot full service spa and fitness center, all designed in a unique Texas-prairie style that showcases the work of Texas artisans.
Doubletree Legacy is located near the intersection of Highway 121 and the Dallas North Tollway, only minutes from both Dallas area airports. Overlooking a man-made lake and spectacular fountain, it is surrounded by such corporate headquarters as EDS, Hewlett-Packard, Dr Pepper/Seven UP, Frito-Lay and JC Penney. It is within driving distance of all major business centers and leisure attractions in the Dallas area. Nearby attractions include the Tribute, Castle Hills and Ridgeview Ranch golf courses; the upscale Stonebriar Mall, The Shops at Willow Bend and The Shops at Legacy; and numerous legendary landmarks, museums and attractions in the Dallas area, including Southfork Ranch, former home of the acclaimed “Dallas” TV series which catapulted the city of Dallas to worldwide fame.
Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts and Clubs are part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, an internationally recognized, preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,000 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world`s best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, and Homewood Suites by Hilton.
For more information or reservations, please contact the hotel directly at 972-473-6444, call 1-800-222-TREE, visit www.doubletree.com, or call your professional travel agent.
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