Foothill Ranch, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014
The Courtyard Foothill Ranch Irvine East/Lake Forest proudly welcomes new General Manager Devin Houston to the family.
The new leader of the hotel in Foothill Ranch, CA, arrives in the Sunshine State from Macon, GA, where he served as general manager of the SpringHill Suites Macon.
“Being a huge Dodgers, Lakers and Raiders fan, I’m so excited to be in Southern California and look forward to working with the talented and friendly staff at the Courtyard Foothill Ranch,” Houston said. “We already have so much to offer being perfectly situated between Lake Forest and Rancho Santa Margarita. Whether in town to soak up the sun or conduct important business, our guests will find exceptional services and well-designed rooms to relax and be productive. I hope to build on that already strong reputation to make us a true West Coast destination.
The hotel property Houston is taking over boasts 149 rooms and seven suites on four floors. The well-appointed guest rooms feature thick mattresses topped with crisp linens, custom comforters and plenty of fluffy pillows so guests can get a sound night’s sleep. Four meeting rooms with 1,305 square feet of flexible space and a new lobby sporting the brand’s casual The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect.. The restaurant is the cornerstone of Courtyard’s lobby reinventions that are providing guests with even more comfortable places to eat, drink, work and socialize.
Houston graduated from the University of Utah and joined the Marriott family in 2004 as an hourly associate for Marriott Vacation Club International in Salt Lake City. It didn’t take long for him to be promoted into the talent and development training department.
Houston continued to climb the corporate ladder by accepting a job as director of loss prevention at Marriott’s Mountainside Resort in Park City, Utah. When the Springhill Suites Salt Lake City Airport was built a few years later, Houston served as the opening assistant general manager and interim general manager, allowing him to gain invaluable experience and comfort in the operations department. He then tackled sales in a multi-unit director of sales role for the Courtyard, Fairfield Inn and TownePlace Suites hotels in Layton, Utah, before moving to Macon.
In his free time, the Foothill Ranch hotel’s new general manager said he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children exploring the outdoors, golfing and participating in anything physically challenging. Houston also enjoys traveling and soaking up knowledge about new places.
About the Courtyard Foothill Ranch Irvine East/Lake Forest
The Courtyard Foothill Ranch Irvine East/Latke Forest at 27942 Portola Parkway in Foothill Ranch, CA, is in the cradle of the Saddleback Mountains. In South Orange County between Lake Forest and Rancho Santa Margarita, the Foothill Ranch hotel is a short drive from Newport and Laguna beaches. Guests can easily access local attractions including Disneyland, Irvine Spectrum Center, the University of California Irvine, Fashion Island, Sea World, The Queen Mary and Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. The hotel boasts 149 rooms and seven suites, a high-tech lobby featuring The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect., four meeting rooms with 1,305 square feet of flexible space, state-of-the-art fitness center and outdoor pool and whirlpool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. For information, visit http://www.marriott.com/SNAFR, call 1-949-951-5700 and add the hotel to a circle on Google Plus.
About Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests’ needs for choice and control. With more than 860 locations in 30 countries, Courtyard is Marriott’s largest brand. All Courtyard by Marriott hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For reservations, go to http://www.courtyard.com or contact a travel professional.
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