Rosemont, Ill.-based First Hospitality Group, Inc., (FHG) announced the hiring of Page Rust as director of sales and marketing for the company’s soon-to-open Residence Inn by Marriott Omaha Downtown. First Hospitality Group, Inc. President and COO Robert Habeeb made the announcement.

First Hospitality Group, Inc. is in the process of transforming the historic Federal Building in Omaha, Neb., to a Residence Inn by Marriott. Projected to open this summer, the 152-room hotel will highlight the building’s original art deco style, while offering the modern amenities and convenience today’s travelers expect.

As director of sales and marketing, Rust will build and drive the hotel’s sales team, promote the hotel within the Omaha community and create sales and advertising strategies to position the hotel for optimum success.

Rust possesses more than 20 years of operational and sales experience in the hospitality industry.

The development of this Residence Inn by Marriott is First Hospitality Group, Inc.’s latest in a series of conversion projects from a different asset class aimed at maximizing the potential of historic properties.

For more information about First Hospitality Group, Inc., please contact General Manager Kyle Highberg at