New GM takes reins at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk named Trent Freeman general manager for the award-winning boutique property. In this position, Freeman will lead the hotel’s team in resetting the bar in San Antonio for providing “Timeless Hospitality.”

Freeman has held several management roles within Valencia Group over the past six years, most recently serving as director of corporate projects for the company. Prior to this position, he served as director of operations for Hotel Valencia Riverwalk; director of food and beverage for Hotel Sorella CityCentre in Houston; and food and beverage manager for Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, Calif.

“Trent is a consummate hospitality professional with an in-depth understanding of the myriad of details and personal touches that set Valencia Group properties apart from other hotels in our various markets,” said Roy Kretschmer, executive vice president of operations for the Valencia Group. “He is the perfect person to lead the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk team as we unveil exciting new developments at the property in 2017.”

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Prior to joining the Valencia Hotel Group, Freeman held various positions with The Peabody Hotel Group, Omni Hotels and Resorts and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Texas State University and a master of hotel and restaurant management degree from the Conrad N. Hilton College – University of Houston. 

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