HOUSTON, TX – June 24, 2019 – Jacob Gonzalez, who began his hospitality career with Valencia Hotel Group in 2004 as Restaurant Supervisor at the acclaimed Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, has been promoted to Hotel Manager of portfolio’s sister property, Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston. In this position, he is now responsible for day-to-day operations of the award-winning, 255-room anchor of west Houston’s CITYCENTRE district.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in August, Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE features premier amenities including Radio Milano restaurant, Milano Bar, Monnalisa lounge, a rooftop pool, more than 15,000 square feet of flexible meetings and event space, plus 22 residential-style penthouse suites offering expansive living areas, walk-in closets, and gourmet kitchens.

According to Roy Kretschmer, Valencia Hotel Group Executive Vice President of Operations, “Like many of our team members at Valencia Hotel Group, Jacob has spent the entirety of his hospitality career growing with our company. We’re proud of our stellar retention rate, internal advancement opportunities tied to our growth, and the unique environment that the resulting family atmosphere creates for our guests.”

Before joining Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE, Gonzalez was the Hotel Manager of Cavalry Court in College Station, TX. The bulk of his employment before that was with Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, where he advanced through management roles in departments including guest service, housekeeping, and front office.

About Valencia Hotel Group
Houston-based Valencia Hotel Group is a fully integrated hospitality company that provides management, development, branding, and repositioning services for independent, full-service hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties. Exceptional service, style, and location have become brand trademarks. Earning both National and International recognition for their distinctive designs, amenities, and settings. Valencia Hotel Group properties are destinations and gathering places within their respective communities, some further benefitting from and enriching their space within the cultural heart of a city. The company continues to forge a niche with hotels that anchor and add value to urban, mixed-use environments, which further support or enhance the guest experience with superior residential, restaurant, retail, and office components. The Valencia Hotel Group portfolio currently includes the Valencia brands: Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. The Sorella brand includes Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX by developer Midway. Other brands include Midway and Valencia Group’s The George™ in College Station, TX and Hotel Alessandra in Houston, TX. The Court concept brands include Lone Star Court in Austin, TX, Cavalry Court in College Station, TX and Texican Court in Irving, TX. For more information, please visit


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