White Lodging has picked David Meisner to serve as GM of the Austin (Texas) Marriott Downtown beginning in August. Currently under construction and expected to open mid-2020, the hotel will stand 31 stories and include more than 600 guestrooms, a rooftop pool, three bars, a restaurant and more than 60,000 square feet of meeting space.
Until August, Meisner will continue as GM for White Lodging’s Aloft and Element hotels, also in downtown Austin. He previously worked as GM for another White Lodging hotel, the Renaissance Fort-Lauderdale (Fla.) Plantation Hotel. Further back in his career, Meisner served as GM at the Cincinnati Marriott Northeast and Residence Inn Cincinnati Downtown, as well as assistant GM at the Cincinnati Marriott North.
“During his time at Austin’s Aloft and Element hotels, Meisner created a new model for the successful opening and operation of a dual hotel and restaurant operation,” Tim Sullivan, regional VP at White Lodging, said in a statement. “Under his leadership, the hotels continue to set new performance milestones. We’re thrilled for him to bring his broad experience to Austin Marriott Downtown.”