Stout Street Hospitality Names New Dallas General Manager
DENVER – January 21, 2013 – Leigh Hitz, president and Chief Executive Officer of Stout Street Hospitality, recently announced that Tom Thomas has been hired as the general manager of Magnolia Hotel Dallas.
“Tom brings a diverse range of experiences to Magnolia Hotel Dallas,” said Hitz. “He’s worked for branded properties, heavily group-focused hotels, as well as boutique properties in top metropolitan markets. His extensive background makes him the perfect fit to lead our team in Dallas.”
Tom has more than 35 years of travel and hospitality experience throughout the United States. He most recently managed an Embassy Suites in Frisco, Texas. He spent many years with Hilton Hotels as a general manager in Chicago and various locations in Texas. He also oversaw a diverse group of hotels for the company, which ranged from the historic Drake Hotel in Chicago to a conference center property in Grapevine, Texas. Earlier in his career, Tom worked for a number of conference center hotels managed by Benchmark Hospitality.
He also flexed his entrepreneurial skills when he helped start a hospitality company in the early 2000s. His role a president of the company allowed him to focus on all areas of hospitality management from real estate to asset management.
Upscale, modern meets historic, urban architecture at the Magnolia Hotel Dallas, one of the city’s most recognized buildings. "Pegasus - The Flying Red Horse," is illuminated at night and shines brightly as the icon of Dallas from atop this beautiful boutique hotel. The downtown Dallas hotel is located near the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks; Dallas Convention Center; Dallas Cowboy Stadium and the flagship Neiman Marcus.
Magnolia Hotels are noted for their attention to customer service and offers a wide variety of amenities. These same amenities, including complimentary breakfast, evening beer and wine reception, and signature bedtime cookie buffet also are offered at the Magnolia Hotel Dallas.
Denver-based Stout Street Hospitality, a privately held hotel management and development company, operates upscale boutique hotels catering to the sophisticated traveler. The company focuses on development, management, acquisition, re-branding, new construction and conversion of existing independent hotel properties. The core product line consists of award-winning, independent boutique hotels under the Magnolia brand that offer a style unlike that of trendy or branded hotels. The company currently operates hotels in Denver, Colo.; Dallas, Houston, and Bryan, Texas; and Omaha, Neb., and is exploring other markets for additional growth opportunities. For more information, visit www.stoutstreethospitality.com.