501 Tchoupitoulas New Orleans, LA | (504) 571-1818 | Check Availability

Meet Our Team

Steve Bohannon
General Manager

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Steve Bohannon, General Manager is a veteran in the Hospitality Industry with over 39 years’ experience. He has managed Award Winning hotels with Holiday Inn, Embassy Suites, Doubletree and Hilton. The Doubletree Nashville Downtown, which he managed from 2007 until 2014 won the most improved hotel regarding guest comments in 2008.  The property was selected Hotel of the Year in 2013 and Mr. Bohannon received the General Manager of the Year award in 2012 by his management company.

Tunney Barrett
Director of Sales and Marketing

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Mr. Barrett joined the Staybridge team in June 2014.  Born and raised in New Orleans, Tunney has been in the hospitality industry for 32 years, most of his career has been in hotel sales, though previously he did move into hotel operations.  Tunney’s past experience with IHG branded hotels include the Holiday Inn Select at the International Airport in Memphis, TN, the InterContinental Hotel New Orleans and the Holiday Inn French Quarter.  He is “Mr. New Orleans” to us and we enjoy the videos that he shares on all there is to do, see and eat in NOLA.  Follow the Staybridge Suites and Tunney on FB, Instagram, Pinterest and You Tube.

Christine Landry
Sales Manager

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Ms. Landry joined the Staybridge team in July 2012. Raised in New Orleans, Christine has been in the hospitality industry for a number of years. Past experience with IHG and Hilton Hotels include Holiday Inn Kenner, Chateau Lemoyne in the French Quarter, Hilton St. Charles Avenue, the Doubletree in Metairie and an independent hotel Chateau Bourbon French Quarter. Christine’s professionalism and knowledge of the hospitality industry makes any client comfortable with booking the Staybridge Suites New Orleans.

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Front Office Manager

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Mr. Smith joined the Staybridge Suites in 2014 and brought with him over 10 years hotel operations experience. He has worked with several brands to include LaQuinta Management, LLC and Wyndham Hotel Group. In Mr. Smith career he has held positions as Operations Manager and General Manager. Deon is a graduate of Southern Methodist University where he holds a degree in Business Administration.

William Van Ness
Chief Engineer

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Mr. Van Ness was born and raised in New Orleans and has been in the hotel industry for over 14 years. Throughout his career, William has earned his 1st Class license in Boilers, and a 2nd Class license in HVAC from the International Code Council. He has also completed various courses earning certificates in Safety and Operations.