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Ted Cwikowski Joins Recently Debuted Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston as Director of Special Events

HOUSTON, TX – January 17, 2013 – Ted Cwikowski brings nearly 30 years of national hospitality experience to his new role as Director of Special Events for the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston.  In this capacity, he oversees event logistics, including managing room blocks and customizing menus, for the property’s 50,000 square feet of premium function space, one of the largest hotel offerings in the Houston area.
Prior to joining the Sonesta team, Cwikowski was the Senior Catering Sales Manager at the W Fort Lauderdale, a Starwood Hotels and Resorts property in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  In this role, he was involved in events ranging from business meetings and conferences to weddings and fundraisers.  Cwikowski joined the W Fort Lauderdale as Director of Catering & Convention Services.
From 1990 until 2006, Cwikowski was employed by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, most recently serving as Destination Services Sales Manager for The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples in Naples, FL.  He joined the prestigious portfolio as Conference Services Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, CA and secured successive promotions that included Director of Conference Services at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, CA; Director of Catering & Conference Services at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples in Naples, FL; Director of Catering at The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples; and Associate Director, Catering & Conference Services at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Miami Beach, FL.
Cwikowski began his career as a management trainee at the famed Plaza Hotel in New York City and was later hired as Assistant Director of Reservations.  He has also held positions at The Westin Hotel, Washington, DC; The Westin Century Plaza Hotel & Tower in Los Angeles, CA; DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld and DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Universal in Orlando, FL; Sheraton Saint Louis City Center Hotel & Suites in St. Louis, MO; and The Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, AZ.
He is a graduate of Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, NY.
The 485-room Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston is AAA approved Four Diamond full service hotel located in the area of the Houston Galleria. The hotel offers 24-hour fitness center, roof top swimming pool, and 50,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel offers a spectacular location within walking distance of the Houston Galleria. The hotel is a convenient home from which to explore the nearby attractions, professional sporting events, and exciting dining and nightlife the city of Houston and the hotel’s uptown neighborhood has to offer.
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