Zachry Hospitality Closes on Embassy Suites San Antonio – International Airport, Appoints GM

Posted: Mar 17, 2015

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SAN ANTONIO, March 17, 2015 – Zachry Hospitality today announced it finalized the purchase of the Embassy suites San Antonio – International Airport and the appointment of Marie Surls to the position of General Manager for the property. 

With a long and distinguished career in hospitality, Surls brings a wealth of experience and an affinity for San Antonio to Zachry’s newest property. 

“Marie Surls is an accomplished hotel executive. We are excited to welcome her to the Zachry family,” said Robert Thrailkill, vice president of Zachry Hospitality. “Marie’s vast knowledge of the San Antonio market, as well as this property, will be instrumental in continuing the hotel’s success.” 

Before this appointment, Surls spent 25 years in the hotel industry with Hilton Worldwide. Surls’ career includes various executive positions at Embassy Suites San Antonio – International Airport as Human Resources Manager, Assistant General Manager and most recently, as Area Director of Sales.

Commenting on her appointment, Surls said, “The Embassy Suites San Antonio – International Airport, Team Members and guests have been a big part of my life for the past 25 years. I am honored to be awarded the role of General Manager. Leading such a dedicated group of people is exciting, and with the support of Zachry Hospitality, we look forward to enhancing the property and enriching the guest experience.” 

About Zachry Hospitality 
Zachry Hospitality, based in San Antonio, TX, is an independent-ownership and management company committed to service excellence, and the advancement of hotel operations and asset development. As a subsidiary of Zachry Corporation, a third generation, privately-owned company with interests in the construction and materials industries, we have a strong foundation with added expertise in development, design and construction of high-quality structures and real estate. For more information on Zachry Hospitality and its portfolio, please visit

About Embassy Suites San Antonio – International Airport 
The Embassy Suites San Antonio – International Airport hotel is just half a mile from San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and 7 miles from downtown San Antonio. This hotel offers 261 studio guest rooms and suites, free cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with ceomplimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated, experience will feel right at home. Standard amenities include; complimentary laundry service, an indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, an outdoor children’s playground, 24-hour business center, restaurant, on-site convenience store/gift shop, in-room dining, complimentary parking, and high-speed internet access.


To learn more, contact: 

Brian Getman 

Zachry Hospitality

+1 2102700757