Jennifer Freitag to been hired as the general manager of a new Marriott in Decorah and the area manager for Rebound Hospitality, developer of the new hotel and owner of the Hotel Winneshiek.
“I am excited and blessed to have been given this opportunity,” Freitag said in an announcement.
Freitag worked at the Hotel Winneshiek while she was in college, according to the announcement. She left Decorah to take a general manager position at another hotel. After 15 years as general manager with hotels such as Carlson Brand, Choice Brand and IHG Hotels, she took the opportunity to return.
Freitag attended Northeast Iowa Community College, where she received an associate degree in marketing management. She went on to earn a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's in management from Kaplan University. She received a hotel administrator certification through the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute.
Rebound director of operations Todd Byhre said the new Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites is slated to begin taking reservations for groups in late May or early June. Individual room reservations will become available a few weeks before the Marriott opens this fall.
“It's going to be a really great property, really beautiful when it's finished,” Byhre said.