Columbia Sussex, which owns and operates the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas, appointed Clifton Thiebaud to GM. Thiebaud was previously director of sales for the 364-room Marriott hotel, located on Lake Carolyn. In his new role, he is responsible for 150 employees and the daily operation of all aspects of the hotel, as well as the multimillion-dollar renovation currently underway. The hotel's guestrooms have been completely renovated, and the hotel’s public and meeting space is slated for completion in the fall.
Thiebaud’s rise at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas hotel began in 2009 as a sales manager, and continued in 2010 as direct of sales, a position he has held for seven years. His previous hospitality experience includes the opening team of Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, and 14 years in various roles with Club Corporation of America, concluding as GM of the areas’ private club and meeting space. From the restaurant’s panoramic view, Thiebaud watched the Marriott Las Colinas being built on Lake Carolyn. When the hotel renovation is complete, the public space will reveal the hotel’s lakeside attributes including outdoor dining and boarding location for classic gondola rides. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi for guests who sign up for Rewards Points, mobile check-in and best-rate guarantee.
The hotel offers 24,000 square feet of meeting space, catering and event planners and choice accommodations for guests. The Irving Convention Center is just a 10-minute walk and anchors a new visitor and entertainment district which sits between the hotel and the center. Visitors to the district can enjoy top touring concert artists, plus local music, movies, eateries, art and culture all within one small footprint in the heart of Irving’s Las Colinas. The Toyota Music Factor is garnering rave reviews with its indoor/outdoor amphitheater – The Live Nation Pavilion, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and a 50,000-square foot festival plaza. Both Dallas airports are near the hotel.
Thiebaud resides in the small town of Joshua with his wife and two daughters on family farmland where he lived as a child. He gives back to the community through his involvement on the board of directors of Kids Who Care.