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Magnolia Hotels Names John Remmers General Manager

Jan. 14, 2008 (HOUSTON)— Denver-based Magnolia Hotels today announced John R. Remmers has been named General Manager of the Magnolia Hotel Houston.

“We are delighted that John has joined the Magnolia Hotels team,” said Leigh Hitz, president of Magnolia Hotels. “His 20 years of hotel management experience and strong familiarity with the Houston and Texas hotel market is a tremendous asset.”

Remmers joins The Magnolia after serving since 2003 as general manager of the Hotel ZaZa in Houston, which was formerly The Warwick. Remmers’ extensive hotel leadership background includes serving as a general manager of four properties since 1998, including the Omni Jacksonville Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla., and the Dolce Lakeway Inn & Resort in Austin, Tex. His hotel management experience also includes working for luxury brands The Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons. Remmers holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. He is a member of the Houston Hotel and Lodging Association.

The beautiful Houston Magnolia Hotel opened in 2003 in Houston's most renowned downtown structure, the former Post Dispatch building. The Magnolia Hotel offers high-speed wireless Internet access; an on-site fitness center offering new, high-tech equipment; a rooftop pool and Jacuzzi; a luxurious Club Room lounge and billiards area with plasma televisions, and “Mag Time” consisting of complimentary breakfast, happy hour and bar and late-night cookies and milk. In 2007, the hotel introduced the Magnolia Concierge Level on the 22nd floor, providing the ultimate in complimentary services and amenities to guests. The Magnolia’s prime location is close to Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, and the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets; the Houston Aquarium; Bayou Place and the theater district.

The Magnolia hotels are upscale boutique hotels catering to the sophisticated traveler. Magnolia hotels are operated by Denver-based Magnolia Hotels, a real estate development and hotel management company concentrating on the redevelopment of historic properties into elegant hotels in central business districts. The company currently operates Magnolia hotels in Denver, Dallas, Houston and Omaha and is exploring other markets for additional growth opportunities.  Magnolia Hotels also is actively seeking to acquire new hotel management contracts. For more information, visit

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