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04/18/2013

FW's Worthington Renaissance names general manager

FORT WORTH — John Klukan, general manager of the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana, today was named general manager of the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in downtown.

He replaces Bob Jameson, who left in January to become president and CEO of the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau.

"The Worthington Renaissance is an iconic hotel in north Texas and a gem in the Renaissance Hotels global portfolio," Klukan said. "I look forward to this wonderful opportunity."

Klukhan has held general manager positions at the Dallas/Richardson Hilton & Towers, Renaissance Dallas/Richardson Hotel, the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center and was market sales leader for Marriott International.

During his leadership, the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center was recognized with five national Renaissance Hotel awards. In addition, Klukan was awarded the general manager sales leadership honor during his tenure at the Renaissance Dallas/Richardson Renaissance. In 2010, he was named General Manager of the Year, Luxury Tier, by the Hotel Association North Texas.

Klukan is president of the North Texas Hotel Association and chairman of the Marriott International Business Council for Dallas/Fort Worth.

A native of western Pennsylvania, Klukan graduated from the Conrad N. Hilton School of Hotel & Restaurant management at the University of Houston. He and his wife, Linda, live in Plano.

Renaissance Hotels has 155 hotels in 35 countries worldwide.

_ Sandra Baker

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