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Soon-To-Open Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown Tuscaloosa Selects GM

Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown Tuscaloosa has chosen Jon Crisp as General Manager for the under-construction hotel located at 2410 University Blvd. in Tuscaloosa.

Crisp brings a wealth of experience to the position, having served as a General Manager with a variety of well-known hospitality brands. Hotels under his leadership have been the recipients of numerous industry awards. Crisp attended The University of Memphis and Vanderbilt University, is a current member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary having served as the Commander of Flotilla 11-04. As General Manager at Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown Tuscaloosa, Crisp will assume full responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the property.

"Jon’s a seasoned veteran in this industry, and has worked for us for several years at our flagship hotel in Memphis,” said Jim O'Brien, Executive Vice President of Wilson Hotel Management, LLC, the firm which will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the property. "He has the desire, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to achieve our goals for Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown Tuscaloosa. It’s great to have him lead our team for this new endeavor in the Tuscaloosa market."

Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown Tuscaloosa will feature a variety of spacious one and two bedroom suites, free cooked-to-order breakfast, free snacks and beverages* at a nightly reception, stylish atrium lobby with extended height ceiling, over 5,300 square feet of flexible banquet and meeting facilities, an executive boardroom, indoor pool and whirlpool, 24-hour fitness center, free 24-hour BusinessLink™ business center, Hilton HHonors Rewards Program, and a restaurant and lounge by Chris Hastings, “The James Beard Best Chef: South Award Winner for 2012.” (Chris is the Chef/Owner of The Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, AL).

All Embassy Suites Hotels offer spacious suites that include a separate living area with a sofa bed, armchair, and well-lit dining/work table, private bedroom and bath, hair dryers, MP3 clock radio, two flat screen televisions, two dual-line phones, high-speed Internet access, a wet bar, mini-refrigerator, microwave oven, an iron and ironing board, a fitness center, a free, cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and a complimentary two-hour Manager’s Reception* each evening.

Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown Tuscaloosa is estimated to open December of 2014.
Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown Tuscaloosa proudly managed by Wilson Hotel Management, LLC, a division of the Kemmons Wilson Companies, LLC, in Memphis, TN.

*Service of alcohol subject to local laws. Must be legal drinking age.

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