AP NEWS

Odessa Marriott names manager, sales director

April 2, 2019

Odessa Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, a brand new property set to open in Downtown Odessa in late summer 2019, has named a new general manager and director of sales and marketing.

Stephen Dennis, former general manager of The Stella Hotel, a full-service luxury hotel located in Bryan, Texas, was named as the property’s general manager and Marian Wilson, previously of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe as director of sales and marketing. The two bring a combined six decades of hospitality experience at many of the country’s leading conference hotels and resorts to the property, which is currently under construction at Fifth Street and Hancock Avenue in the city’s downtown core, a news release stated.

“This is a project I could not turn down, not only because of the opportunity it is to open such a premiere Marriott hotel in West Texas but also to be part of something larger,” Wilson said in a prepared statement. “The hotel is truly going to be the catalyst to revive downtown Odessa which will bring so much to the community and redefine how West Texas does meetings, events and weddings.”

In her dual-pronged capacity, Wilson will oversee the property’s team of sales and catering professionals as well as help position the hotel and Odessa as an unexpectedly savvy West Texas business and social destination, the release stated.

The Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conference center is a highly anticipated “labor of love” and joint effort between private investors, Eofficial Enterprise, Inc., and the City of Odessa to build new life into the city’s downtown core, the release stated. The 215-room hotel includes over 46,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting/event space, upscale restaurant Barrel and Derrick, as well as landscaped outdoor space.

Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is located at 305 E. Fifth St. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/y4xj65tz or call 432-580-5805.