Hotel Duval Embraces Town & Gown

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – June 1, 2011 – Hotel Duval, a style icon and the first and only boutique hotel in Tallahassee creating a chic retreat, further enhances the marriage between local universities and businesses with the announcement of a trio of promotions within its food and beverage and marketing teams. The property continues to support the resources and development of the local community, as the new managers at Hotel Duval’s Level 8 rooftop lounge and at LeRoc Bistro, as well as the digital media and marketing manager all studied locally before joining the Hotel Duval team and being promoted to their current positions. Hotel Duval prides itself on having a team of at least 10 recent graduates of Florida State University.

“We are so pleased to promote Daniel, Amber, and Adrianna to their new positions, ensuring that the talent produced by our local universities stays in the area, and is able to make an impact upon the services offered at Hotel Duval as well as the overall culture and experience of downtown Tallahassee,” says Marc Bauer, general manager at Hotel Duval.

Manager, Level 8 Rooftop Lounge
Daniel Scantlan has been promoted from bartender to bar manager at Hotel Duval’s Level 8 rooftop lounge. In his current position, Scantlan directs day-to-day operations, manages 25 employees and ensures unsurpassed customer satisfaction at the only lounge of its kind from Atlanta to South Beach. Before joining the Hotel Duval team, Scantlan was employed by Mozaik Restaurant and Bar and Miller’s Ale House, both in Tallahassee. Scantian received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in April 2011.

Manager, LeRoc Bistro
Amber Schultheis has been promoted from shift leader and server to manager of Hotel Duval’s LeRoc Bistro. In her new position, Schultheis is responsible for daily operations, staffing and training. A Hotel Duval employee since 2009, she was previously employed by Chili’s and Team Enterprise Marketing in Tallahassee. Schultheis received her Bachelor of Science in Management from Florida State University in April 2009.

Digital Media & Marketing Manager
Since joining the Hotel Duval team in September 2009, Adrianna Juran was responsible for operations for in-room dining and managing LeRoc Bistro. In her new position as Digital Media & Marketing Manager, Juran is responsible for organizing and executing events including creating promotional pieces for various property campaigns and events. Before joining the Hotel Duval team, Judan was an interior designer with Prescott Architects in Destin, FL and design intern for La Coquina Restaurant in Orlando, FL. Juran graduated from Florida State University in April 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Home to Shula’s 347 Grill, a sports-style steakhouse offering “The Best Beef that Money Can Buy,” flows seamlessly with the vibe and décor of the property. Hotel Duval’s signature restaurant presents options of gourmet salads, fresh fish and exclusive Premium Black Angus Beef Burgers and Shula Cut Steaks. Hosting a street-level café, LeRoc, which features Starbucks coffee and locally grown and sourced food is open for breakfast and lunch. Level 8 is the only rooftop lounge of its kind from Atlanta to South Beach.

Comprising both open-air and indoor elements, Level 8 of Hotel Duval showcases panoramic views of the capital city with live entertainment. With distinctive design, amenities and approachable luxury, Hotel Duval brings vibrant energy to Florida’s capital.

Functions for groups of 10 to 250 people are available among more than 7,500 square feet of meeting space. The flexible layout of the space is spread throughout eight unique rooms and a stunning rooftop Horizon Ballroom. Hotel Duval offers refreshing venues with an outstanding service staff and lavish catering options.

Hotel Duval is a part of the Autograph Collection, which is an ensemble of high-personality and boldly independent hotels, each carefully selected for its distinctiveness, style and synchronicity with unique travel interests. For more details, visit or visit or call (850) 224-6000. Find Hotel Duval on Twitter and Face Book for additional promotions.

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