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Aimbridge Hospitality Announces Harold Mirambell as General Manager of DoubleTree Evansville

EVANSVILLE, IN. October 19, 2017 - Aimbridge Hospitality, the nation’s largest and most recognized independent hotel investment and management firm, named Harold Mirambell the new General Manager for the DoubleTree Evansville.

Mirambell brings to his new role nearly 20 years of hotel operations experience. He joins the Doubletree Evansville from Éilan Hotel & Spa in San Antonio, TX, where he was the Director of Operations. In that role, Mirambell was responsible for managing all of the Four Diamond hotel’s internal operations, including an award-winning restaurant and a 10,000 square foot spa. Before that, Mirambell served as the Director of Operations at a number of hotels including Hilton’s La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, the Westin Fort Lauderdale, Solé on the Ocean Resort & Spa, Trump International Beach Resort and others.

In Mirambell’s role as General Manager, he will be responsible for leading every team member of the full service Hilton hotel connected to the Old National Events Plaza and the Ford Center arena. The DoubleTree, which opened in February 2017, has quickly made its mark on Evansville with its state-of-the-art business center and 12,000 square foot meeting space for conferences and large celebrations. Mirambell will be charged with overseeing every team that manages those events, along with the hotel’s hospitality teams.

"I look forward to joining a hard-working team of professionals in vibrant downtown Evansville," Mirambell said. “The DoubleTree is in an exciting growth period, and I hope to lead the hotel as it gains a reputation for quality service.”

Mirambell is a graduate of the University of New Orleans, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration. His versatility in hotel experience ranges from serving as front desk manager to hospitality manager to restaurant manager.

About Aimbridge Hospitality

Aimbridge Hospitality is the nation’s largest independent hotel management firm with a proven track record for delivering superior returns for its strategic partners in a variety of markets and economic cycles. Aimbridge provides property management, asset management, development, renovation and consulting services. Based in Dallas, Texas and with offices in Chicago and Puerto Rico, Aimbridge currently owns and/or manages approximately 700 upscale, independent and branded hotels with more than 85,000 rooms across the United States and the Caribbean. For more information on Aimbridge Hospitality, please visit www.aimbridgehospitality.com.

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