New Orleans' Le Pavillion Hotel Proudly Welcomes Parker Sams As General Manager
NEW ORLEANS —Le Pavillon Hotel, a landmark gem located in the heart of New Orleans, blending the glamour of its storied history and curated décor with the allure of its modern design – welcomes Parker Sams as General Manager. Drawing on more than a decade of hospitality experience, Sams will direct all operations of the historic, remodeled 226-room hotel, elevating service standards and enhancing the renowned guest experience at Le Pavillon Hotel.
“We are so excited to welcome Parker to the team at Le Pavillon Hotel,” said Jale Hashimi, divisional vice president of operations for Remington Hotels Luxury Division. “His proven track record within our industry of enhancing operations in a short period of time ensures continued success for Le Pavillon Hotel.”
Making a career out of successfully confronting hotels that are challenged, Sams has extensive experience increasing organizational efficiency and significantly improving bottom line profits. Sams most recently served as general manager for Crescent Hotels & Resorts within a few of their properties, including The Adolphus in Dallas, Texas. He has managed numerous Remington hotels including Lakeway Resort and Spa in Austin, La Concha Key West and Melrose Georgetown Hotel in Washington, D.C. Sams obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel Management from Metropolitan State University of Denver and holds a Certified Rooms Division Executive accreditation, the most prestigious certification available to a rooms division executive.
“I am honored and excited to lead the operations at Le Pavillon Hotel,” said Parker Sams, general manager of Le Pavillon Hotel. “This hotel is beautiful with an incredible team. I look forward to working together to cultivate the customer experience.”
On the corner of Baronne and Poydras Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans, just blocks away from the French Quarter, Le Pavillon Hotel boasts newly renovated guestrooms, a grand lobby, Crystal Room restaurant, Gallery Lounge, rooftop pool with historic marble statues overlooking the city and 8,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the lavish rooms and exceptional service of Le Pavillon Hotel is recognized as an AAA Four Diamond rated hotel.
Rich in tradition, Le Pavillon Hotel serves an infamous peanut butter and jelly sandwich late night snack in the lobby. An evening ritual stemming from a weary businessman’s cravings, the nightly treats are served with hot chocolate and cold milk. Embracing the history of Le Pavillon Hotel and New Orleans, the property boasts seven one-of-a-kind suites, each paying homage to the rich history and cultural heritage of the Big Easy. Recently redesigned, each suite reflects a component of the vibrant city’s story while featuring ample entertainment space, lush fabrics and textures, select furnishings and one-of-a-kind pieces from Le Pavillon Hotel’s extensive, curated vintage collection.