AMARILLO, TX—NewcrestImage, owner and developer of the new Embassy Suites Amarillo Downtown here, has named Donna Paraliticci as general manager.
Paraliticci has nearly 20 years of hospitality management experience, most recently as general manager of the Courtyard Amarillo Downtown since 2010. Her extensive experience includes senior management positions at numerous full-service hotels in Phoenix, Dallas and Fort Lauderdale, FL, as well as the Philippines.
The Embassy Suites project, which began construction in October, is a public-private partnership between NewcrestImage and the city of Amarillo. The property is located in the heart of downtown directly across the street from the Amarillo Civic Center complex and adjacent to the Globe News Center of Performing Arts.
The property will include 225 one-bedroom and studio suites; 18,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; a 10,000-sq- ft. ballroom; an indoor swimming pool; an upscale full-service restaurant and lounge; and a full-service spa with four treatment rooms.
A 750-space parking garage and a multipurpose event center have been approved by the city for construction immediately adjacent to the hotel’s south side.
“We are designing and staffing this property so we can provide an exceptionally amazing experience for every guest during every stay,” said Mehul Patel, chairman and CEO, NewcrestImage. “Donna, as general manager, will lead our initiative and she will be vital in helping us launch downtown Amarillo’s newest, most dramatic landmark.”
NewcrestImage owns and operates 20 properties, with another 10 properties under construction or in development in addition to the Embassy Suites.