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Santa Fe, N.M. — The new Drury Plaza Hotel Santa Fe, scheduled to open in August 2014, has selected a seasoned management team, to be led by Tauseen Malik as General Manager and Jenny Cintron as Area Sales Manager. 

Tauseen Malik is in charge of strategically guiding the overall operations of Drury Plaza Hotel Santa Fe. Mr. Malik has had extensive hotel management experience in the United States and abroad. He has led top hospitality teams—from Michelin-star brands KA Hospitality (London based Hakkasan & Yauatcha) in Mumbai, to Sunset Beach Resort & Spa in Saudi Arabia. His U.S. posts include Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Hilton Hotel & Executive Meeting Centre in Los Angeles, and Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa in Sedona, Arizona. He comes to the Drury from his position as Regional Assistant General Manager, Heritage Hotels & Resorts in Santa Fe. He holds an MBA from the EDHEC Business School, in Nice, France, and an undergraduate degree in hospitality management and tourism from the Swiss Hotel Management School, in Montreux, Switzerland. 

Jenny Cintron will serve as the Area Sales Manager for the Drury Plaza Hotel Santa Fe. She has worked in Santa Fe for 20 years, 16 of them in the hospitality industry. As Area Sales Manager, Ms. Cintron is responsible for booking group businesses and developing strong relationships with meeting planners around the country. She will support meeting, convention, and wedding planners every step of the way to ensure memorable events. She is booking now, and can be reached at Jenny.Cintron@druryhotels.com. 

Ms. Cintron was the National Sales Manager at the Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe from 2011 until she accepted this position with the Drury in Santa Fe, in June 2013. From 2007 to 2011, she worked as the West Coast/Midwest Sales Manager for La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa. She was the Inn and Spa at Loretto’s East Coast Sales Manager from 2001 to 2007.

“We are excited to be a part of the Santa Fe hospitality community,” says Chuck Drury, President and CEO of Drury Hotels. “For 40 years, Drury Hotels has been focused on being No. 1 in friendly service with every guest. Receiving our eighth consecutive J.D. Power Award this year is a tribute to our team members and the passion they show every day for giving our guests the best experience possible. We look forward to bringing our friendly service to Santa Fe.” 

Drury guests will enjoy many free amenities, including hot breakfast, cold beverages and hot food at the 5:30 Kickback®, popcorn and soda in the lobby, wireless internet, long distance and local phone calls. These inclusive amenities support the Drury’s tagline: The Extras Aren't Extra. 

The 182-room Drury Plaza Hotel Santa Fe features all of the renowned amenities of Drury Hotels, as well as modern, spacious, light-filled rooms with stupendous views of the Santa Fe skies. Guests will enjoy entrées in the restaurant, which draws from local ingredients and influences to create a mouthwatering cuisine; relaxing at the rooftop bar by the pool with breathtaking views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains; and shopping in the galleries around the property. The fully renovated buildings are steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful gardens and walkways. 

Drury Hotels is a St. Louis-based, family-owned and operated hotel system with more than 130 hotels in 20 states from Arizona to the Carolinas and from Texas to Michigan. Brands include Drury Inn & Suites, Drury Inn, Drury Plaza Hotels, Drury Suites, Pear Tree Inn by Drury, as well as other hotels in the mid-priced hotel segment. 

Drury Plaza Hotel Santa Fe • 228 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501 • 505-982-0571 

www.druryplazasantafe.com (Site launching soon)

Jennifer Marshall