LITTLE ROCK, AR (December 28, 2015) — DoubleTree by Hilton in Little Rock, AR recently announced the appointment of two new managers at the 288-room hotel. India Davenport has been appointed as Director of Catering and Vesna Foster as Corporate Sales Manager. Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel and convention center management firm, manages the hotel.
As Director of Catering, Davenport will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of all catering functions. With more than 13 years of sales and marketing experience, Davenport joins the DoubleTree team from her most recent position as Operations Director at Reggie Carter’s Catering in Chicago, IL. Prior to that, she was the Sales Manager, Corporate and Association Markets at Thompson Chicago Hotel and Corporate Sales Manager, Corporate and Association Markets at Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, and Group Sales Manager, Corporate and Association Markets at Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, all three located in Chicago, IL.
Foster, as Corporate Sales Manager, will manage new group sales accounts and maintain relationships with existing accounts in rooms, food, beverage, and room rental aspects. Foster brings over 16 years of sales experience to her new role. She joins the DoubleTree team from her most recent position as Advertising Account Executive at Arkansas Business Publishing Group. Prior to that, she was a Customer Experience Team Leader at Hawker Beechcraft Corporation and Operations and Compliance Manager at Metropolitan Capital Management.
“These two individuals bring extensive sales backgrounds to their respective roles,” commented Tina Fleming, General Manager of the hotel. “We are excited to welcome India and Vesna to the DoubleTree Little Rock team and know their skills and leadership will be a welcome asset.”
About DoubleTree by Hilton Little Rock
The 288-room DoubleTree by Hilton Little Rock features flexible banquet, catering, and meeting space, business center, outdoor swimming pool, and Plaza Grille and Bar. The hotel is connected to Arkansas’ Premier Performing Arts Venue, the Robinson Center, which is currently closed for a multi-million dollar renovation and scheduled to reopen in Fall 2016. The hotel is in historic downtown Little Rock, located just off I-30 in the heart of Arkansas’ capital city. The hotel is conveniently located near the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, Statehouse Convention Center, William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library, Verizon Arena, Little Rock’s Government and State Offices, the shopping district, and much more. The DoubleTree Little Rock is professionally managed by Waterford Hotel Group. For more information, please visit www.doubletreelr.com.
About Waterford Hotel Group
Waterford Hotel Group is one of the nation’s leading hotel and convention center management companies. The company operates 26 properties in 7 states, representing more than 3,467 total rooms and 630,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. The collective expertise of the team and track record of success has earned Waterford distinction as an approved operator for the leading hotel brands. Whether the involvement begins at conception or during operation, Waterford Hotel Group strives for successful performance and profitability of each managed property, while maintaining the highest standards of quality, service, and cleanliness. For more information, visit www.waterfordhotelgroup.com.