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Julie Brandon Named Area Director of Sales and
Marketing for the Hilton Hotels in Boston

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 10, 2004 – Hilton Hotels Corporation is pleased to announce Julie Brandon, as area director of sales and marketing for the Hilton Hotels in Boston effective immediately. She most recently served as regional director of business travel sales for Hilton and Doubletree hotels of Boston.

Brandon will be responsible for developing and executing a sales and marketing strategy for the Hilton Boston Back Bay and the Hilton Boston Logan Airport, and will also continue to supervise the business travel sales team for the area’s Hilton and Doubletree hotels.

Brandon’s hospitality career includes more than 12 years of experience in hotel sales, marketing, and operations.  A graduate of Syracuse University, she began her career as a rooms division assistant with the Four Season Hotel in Boston where she coordinated celebrity guest functions and special projects.  She later joined the Guest Quarters Suite Hotel Boston where she became the sales and marketing associate. 

In August 1994, she became the assistant manager of banquets and restaurant at the Drumlins Country Club in Dewitt, NY, and in 1996 joined the Westin Hotel Waltham-Boston in Waltham, Mass., as the corporate sales manager where she managed corporate and consortia accounts of more than $5 million dollars.  She moved on to become the senior manager of business travel sales for the Omni Parker House in Boston in 1997 in which she solely was responsible for a worldwide transient account base worth more than $8 million and projected year-end revenues that exceeded $13 million dollars.  

She joined the Hilton Family in April 2000, when she was brought on board as the director of business travel sales for both the Hilton Boston Back Bay and the Hilton Boston Logan Airport. Her responsibilities included supervising and leading the sales team in the development and management of new and existing business as well as developing extensive marketing initiatives for corporate and leisure markets.  She was recognized as the Cluster Lead when she orchestrated joint sales efforts for 13 hotels within the Hilton Family.

In August 2001, Brandon became the regional director of business travel sales for the Hilton and Doubletree Hotels of Boston in which she was directly responsible for a regional sales team that oversaw the business travel efforts of seven hotels.  In addition, she was responsible for the development and execution of the Business Travel Sales consolidation model in Boston to leverage multi-property relationships, account saturation and cost containment for the seven managed Hilton Family Hotels.  In February 2002, she was awarded first place in the Hilton Sales Leadership Academy.

Brandon is an active member in the National Business Travel Association, American Society of Travel Agents, Association of Corporate Travel Executives, American Society of Training Directors, Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (New England).  
Based in Boston, Mass., she reports to Roger Swadish, area vice president – Northeast region for Hilton Hotels Corporation.  Brandon may be reached at (617) 568-6711 or via email at julie_brandon@hilton.com.


 
Contact:

Jeanne Datz
Hilton Brand Communications
  310-205-4545
  jeanne_datz@hilton.com
 

Also See: Hilton's New Image Campaign Uses Straightforward Text - Take Me to the Hilton / April 2004
Scientific Study of Business Travelers Shows Significant Gap between Perception and Reality; Hilton Hotels & Resorts Seeks to Identify Ways to Help Guests Perform Better / November 2003


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