Crowne Plaza North Augusta Appoints New Catering and Events Manager

Staff Report

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Tamara Paris has been named the new catering and events manager for the Crowne Plaza North Augusta in North Augusta, S.C. Ms. Paris is responsible for overseeing all catered events, including weddings, banquets, celebrations and day meetings for groups. Crowne Plaza North Augusta opened in early January 2019 in the $200 million Riverside Village at Hammond’s Ferry.   

Ms. Paris has extensive experience in hotel sales, event planning, project management, customer service and employee training.  Most recently, she was a sales manager at Auro Hotels in Augusta, Ga.  Prior to that position, Ms. Paris spent three years at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in Atlanta.  In that role, she managed events, oversaw a team of 125 employees and coordinated sales leadership conferences and other meetings.   She also worked at Ketchum Public Relations in Washington, D.C.  The Atlanta native is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. 

Located along the Savannah River in North Augusta, S.C., the new hotel, designed to be the town center and an inviting meeting spot for locals and visitors, embraces modern southern hospitality in its service, design and décor. Interiors blend the warm sophistication of the southern heritage of leisure sporting with a welcoming and modern industrial aesthetic. Crowne Plaza North Augusta has 180 rooms and suites; a 120-seat restaurant and bar; rooftop bar; 11,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 5,400 square-foot ballroom; outdoor pool; and fitness center. The property is managed by Atlanta-based NorthPointe Hospitality Management. 

The new 30-acre mixed-use development of Riverside Village combines a beautifully crafted neighborhood with single family homes, condominiums and apartments; a vibrant town and event center; restaurants; brewery; outdoor center; and sports complex all adjacent to the Savannah River. The development will be anchored by a new stadium and home for the Augusta Green Jackets minor league baseball team, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. The area has 62 miles of greenway space and a nature trail behind the Crowne Plaza along the banks of the Savannah River.