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Hospitality Leader, Cindy Zimmerman, Joins the New Orleans' Le Pavillon Hotel as Director of Sales & Marketing

NEW ORLEANS, LA. August 3, 2017 - Le Pavillon Hotel – a landmark hotel gem located in the heart of New Orleans, presenting decadent décor blending old world glamour with modern comforts, museum-worthy art and antiques and refined amenities - announces a new Director of Sales & Marketing, Cindy Zimmerman. As a seasoned sales leader, Zimmerman is responsible for marketing strategies, impacting hotel revenues through group and leisure sales efforts.

“Cindy’s accomplishments are a reflection of her intrinsic strengths in leadership and business development,” said Karim Sachedina, executive vice president of revenue for Remington. “Le Pavillon Hotel is built on tradition and dedication to an impeccable guest experience and Cindy is a natural fit. We are excited for the continued success of the hotel under her leadership.”

Zimmerman joins the Le Pavillon Hotel team after serving as the director of sales & marketing at Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center in Washington, D.C., where she developed revenue management strategies that resulted in regular profit gains for the property. Previously, Zimmerman held sales and marketing positions at multiple hotel properties including the Helmsley Hotel in New York City, where she managed the sales team and acquired and managed notable corporate accounts. Complementary to Le Pavillon Hotel’s French heritage, Zimmerman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French, specializing in Literature and Teaching, at State University of New York.

“I am thrilled to join the Le Pavillon team and be a part of this historic, iconic hotel’s future,” says Director of Sales & Marketing, Cindy Zimmerman. “Le Pavillon Hotel is one of the pillars of the New Orleans historic hotel experience and I look forward to creating strategies that bring the hotel into the next phase.”

On the corner of Barone and Poydras Street in the Central Business District district of New Orleans, just blocks away from the French Quarter, Le Pavillon Hotel boasts 226 newly renovated guestrooms and seven distinctive suites, rich with antiques and one-of-a-kind pieces of art. The grand lobby, Crystal Room, Gallery Lounge, rooftop pool and 8,000 square feet of event and meeting space, make up Le Pavillon Hotel experience. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the lavish rooms and exceptional service of Le Pavillon Hotel, is recognized as an AAA Four Diamond rated hotel.

For more information on Le Pavillon Hotel, please call (504) 581-3111, visit LePavillon.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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