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The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
Appoints Bob Pellegrini as Vice President
of Sales at the Boston Convention
Marketing Center

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BOSTON, Mass., May 9, 2005 - The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) today announced that Bob Pellegrini has joined the Boston Convention Marketing Center (BCMC) as vice president of sales responsible for driving the sales efforts at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center.

Pellegrini comes to the BCMC from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide where he was director of sales and marketing at the Westin Copley Place Boston. He has also worked for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts as director of sales and marketing at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Mass. and the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, New Jersey.

“Bob brings a wealth of experience to the BCMC sales team,” said James E. Rooney, executive director of the MCCA. “His many years of hotel experience in the Boston and regional market place will provide our customers with superior expertise and service.” 

“There is enormous interest in Boston as a destination for large conventions, meetings and events as well as trade shows,” said Bob Pellegrini vice president of sales at the BCMC. “Our Boston facilities offer convention and show planners the flexibility in planning their events, accessibility to transportation and hotels – as well as a wide variety of historical and entertainment choices for attendees and exhibitors. I am looking forward to working with a team of professionals who are committed to bringing a high level of customer service to the industry.”

About the BCEC

Opened in June 2004 the BCEC is Boston’s newest exhibition facility featuring 516,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space and in close proximity to 35,000 hotel rooms and Logan International Airport. BCEC meeting room facilities feature 160,000 square feet of space with 84 fully configurable meeting rooms and a 62 bay loading dock, including five bays with elephant doors and 14 bays with load levelers. The 40,020 square foot ballroom and adjacent pre-function space features views of Boston Harbor and City skyline. A world-class destination, Boston offers an unsurpassed array of history, culture, landmarks, neighborhoods, museums, entertainment, restaurants and shopping. www.AdvantageBOSTON.com

About the Hynes

Located in the heart of Boston's beautiful, historic and restaurant-rich Back Bay, the Hynes is one of the best mid-sized event locations and conference facilities. The Hynes is in close proximity to the new BCEC, and in the heart of Boston's most popular hotels, historical sites, and tourist attractions. Linked by dramatic sky bridges to the Sheraton Boston Hotel, the Boston Marriott Copley Place, the Westin Copley Place, the Copley Mall, and the Prudential Shops, the Hynes is part of a “city within a city” boasting over 3,000 first-class hotel rooms, nearly 200,000 square feet of exhibition space and more than 200 shops and restaurants.

Contact:
 The Boston Convention Marketing Center 
http://www.advantageboston.com
Also See: Massachusetts Travel Industry Leaders Support Proposal to Preserve the Hynes Convention Center; Key State Budget Committee Recognizes Economic Contribution of Hynes / May 2003


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