Industry Update
Appointment22 April 2013

Lynnette Tjaarda

Appointed General Manager
At Residence Inn Merrillville - IN, USA

Lynnette Tjaarda Lynnette Tjaarda has been promoted to general manager of the Residence Inn Merrillville. Previously, Tjaarda was the assistant general manager at the Residence Inn Oak Brook since 2010. Tjaarda joined White Lodging in 2007 as a guest service representative. From there, she gained experience as a front desk manager, housekeeping manager and assistant general manager in Warrenville before becoming the AGM in Oak Brook.

White Lodging

White Lodging, established in 1985, is one of the leading ownership, development, and management companies in America. An innovative trendsetter, the organization’s portfolio includes convention, urban lifestyle, and suburban select hotels with more than $1 billion in managed revenue.
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