JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterMountain Management is pleased to announce that it has named Tina Smith, a longtime hotel executive, general manager of the new Residence Inn by Marriott in Jackson, Miss., an anchor property slated to open in August in The District at Eastover, a leading-edge mixed-use development taking shape in the heart of Metro Jackson.
The new four-story, 95-room Residence Inn will be the first new hotel in this area of Jackson in more than a decade.
Smith previously served as director of sales for the Marriott Jackson, where she worked for 19 years, overseeing all aspects of sales strategy at the renovated 303-room property in downtown Jackson. Her tenure at that hotel began in 1997, when the property was a Crowne Plaza flagship that eventually became a Marriott hotel.
Smith began her hospitality career in 1995 at another Residence Inn property in Jackson, where she was a sales manager.
"We are thrilled to have Tina’s veteran leadership to open our new Residence Inn in The District, one of the most exciting and innovative developments taking shape in the Southeast,” said Dewey Weaver, owner of InterMountain Management. “This development will be a hub of activity for thousands of visitors, employees, residents and neighbors. Our new hotel offers them a seamless blend of modern style and functionality that allows them to settle in, thrive and soak up all The District has to offer."
The Residence Inn is perfect for business travelers or families who prefer added comfort in an amenity-rich urban environment. Each suite will feature a sitting area, business desk with ergonomic chair, and complimentary Wi-Fi with high-speed Internet. Other amenities helping guests maintain a healthy lifestyle include a hot breakfast buffet, complimentary evening socials, swimming pool, exercise facility, outdoor patio fireplace and fellowship area, meeting rooms, business center and on-site laundry.
Another anchor property – One Eastover Center – the signature 125,000-square-foot Class A office building, opened earlier this year and is home to Baker Donelson and Cosmich Simmons & Brown law firms, as well as the Ross & Yerger insurance agency.
About InterMountain Management
As one of North America’s largest hotel management and development companies, InterMountain Management specializes in the select-service and extended-stay hotel segments. For over 30 years, InterMountain Management’s dedication to success is proven in the results as a hotel owner, management company and hotel developer. They currently own and/or manage approximately 50 premium branded hotels nationwide, with an additional 30 in their pipeline. For more information, or to view hotel locations across the U.S., visit their website at www.intermountainhotels.com.
About Residence Inn
Residence Inn by Marriott is the global leader in the extended-stay lodging segment, with more than 700 properties located in the United States; Canada; Europe; the Middle East and Central America. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living, working, and sleeping zones. Fully functional kitchens; grocery delivery service; 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfasts help guests maximize their time and thrive while they travel. The RI MixTM evening events afford guests the opportunity to socialize and connect with the local community. Each Residence Inn offers free Wi-Fi in both public and guests spaces to ensure continuous connectivity while on the road.
As a member of the Marriott International portfolio, Residence Inn participates in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent guest program. Members earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage for dollars spent at any of the more than 4,000 Marriott hotels worldwide.
For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or visit residenceinn.marriott.com. For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook: www.facebook.com/residenceinn and follow Residence Inn on Twitter: www.twitter.com/residenceinn.
About The District at Eastover
The District at Eastover represents the best of mixed-use urban revitalization in the heart of Mississippi’s capital city. Conveniently located between Jackson’s historic Eastover and Fondren neighborhoods and adjacent to the I-55 corridor and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, The District offers a transformative destination characterized by boutique shopping, acclaimed restaurants, thoughtfully planned office space and luxury residential living opportunities. Learn more about The District at www.thedistrictateastover.com
Source: The District at Eastover