FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Public Relations
DONNA BROWN, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
MATTHEW HELMS, ASSISTANT ROOMS EXECUTIVE
ABE CHANEY, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
LINDA LE HOFFMANN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
THE RITZ-CARLTON, NEW ORLEANS
NEW ORLEANS, La. - December 8, 2011-Donna Brown has accepted the position of Director of Operations and Mr. Matthew Helms has accepted the position of Assistant Rooms Executive for The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.
Donna Brown is joining The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans from the JW Marriott in New Orleans, where she held the position of Director of Operations since 2009. A graduate of Loyola University, Brown has spent the majority of her career with Marriott International in New Orleans. She began her career at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel in 1988 and held positions at the Residence Inn, Courtyard, and Renaissance Hotels of New Orleans.
Matthew Helms is joining The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans from The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Nigel where held the title of Director of Housekeeping since July 2010. He joined Marriott International in August 2003 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
Abe Chaney started with The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans in October 2006 as Chief Engineer and was since promoted to Assistant Director of Engineering. Chaney has been with Marriott International since June 2002, and he has over 20 years of engineering experience.
Linda Le Hoffmann is joining the The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans from the Renaissance Pere Marquette and Renaissance Arts properties where she was the Human Resources Manager with oversight of both hotels. Prior to the Renaissance properties she was the HR Manager for the New Orleans Marriott.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 74 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe with future openings which include The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong which will open as the highest hotel in the world. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.
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