NEW ORLEANS - Kristi Taglauer, who managed HRI Lodging’s Chateau Bourbon New Orleans, A Wyndham Hotel, has been named general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter/CBD at 821 Gravier Street, announced Gary Gutierrez, president of HRI Lodging.

“HRI Lodging is fortunate to have an experienced, proven talented team of managers like Kristi Taglauer,” said Gutierrez. “Kristi has achieved remarkable success at Chateau Bourbon, and we are confident of similar results at Hilton Garden Inn French Quarter/CBD,” he added.

HRI’s Hilton Garden Inn French Quarter/CBD offers 155 rooms and about 2,000 square feet of meeting space. The property was developed in 2004 by HRI as a conversion from an empty office building originally constructed in 1956  in the International Style.
The hotel features a heated rooftop swimming pool, 24-hour business center, free WiFi Internet access in all rooms and a fitness center.

Taglauer has worked in management at several New Orleans hotels for nearly 20 years. Before joining HRI Lodging, she served as general manager of The Whitney-A Wyndham Historic Hotel. She also worked in management positions at the Omni Royal Orleans and the Bourbon Orleans-A Wyndham Historic Hotel.  She served as general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport and the Holiday Inn, Covington, LA.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from University of New Orleans in the school’s Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism program.

Contact:
Sarah Gagnon
VP of Sales, HRI Lodging
Cell: (504) 812-6393
sgagnon@hriproperties.com

Tom Long
Thomas Long Corporate Communications
504-283-8522
Cell: (504)-669-3030
tom@thomaslong.net

About HRI Properties
Based in New Orleans, HRI Properties (HRI) is a full-service real estate development company and a national leader in the adaptive reuse of historic structures. HRI’s mission is revitalizing cities by creating diverse, vibrant, sustainable communities. 909 Poydras St. • New Orleans, LA 70112For more information, go to www.hriproperties.com.

HRI Lodging owns and operates hotel properties in New Orleans, LA; Shreveport, LA; Jackson, MS and Richmond, VA. HRI hotels include restoration of the D.H. Holmes department store in New Orleans into the Chateau Bourbon Hotel; the King Edward Hotel in Jackson and the Miller & Rhoads department store in Richmond, both of which fly the Hilton Garden Inn flag. For more information, go to www.hrilodging.com.

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offers full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 770 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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