News for the Hospitality Executive
Jennifer Johnson Appointed Director of National Sales
Destination Hotels & Resorts Washington D.C. Office
Englewood, Colo. – September 17, 2008 – Destination Hotels & Resorts recently opened its sixth national sales office when the doors opened at the company’s new Washington D.C. location. The Washington, D.C. office is the second regional sales office in the Northeast – the company has had an office in New York for more than nine years. Jennifer Johnson was appointed director of national sales and will run the new office, which will serve new and current clients.
Johnson has been in national sales with Destination’s Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa since spring 2007. In her new role, she will manage key group and meeting accounts that are based in Washington, D.C. and southeastern U.S. markets. Destination’s network of national sales offices provides group and meeting planners with the convenience of streamlining their site selection search with a choice of more than 30 unique properties.
Johnson, a graduate of University of Alaska, Fairbanks, is a member of Meeting Planners International, Professional Convention Management Association and American Society of Association Executives. Johnson brings more than 17 years of professional industry experience with her and has worked with Kimpton Hotels and Grand Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, Calif.
Destination Hotels & Resorts offers an expansive selection of unique, one-of-a-kind meeting venues. From intimate gatherings to IACC-certified conference centers, there is a destination for any group or incentive program. The selection spans coast-to-coast and from sea level to altitude, with distinctive meeting experiences in one-of-a-kind settings.
The selection of Destination hotel and conference facilities is as vast and diverse as the company itself. Meeting planners have an excellent selection of sites, facilities and destinations to book anything from an intimate retreat to an annual meeting. From condominium hotels to boutique properties or large conference centers and resorts, there is a property suited for each group’s taste.
Destination makes planning a meeting at one of its distinctive properties easy with sales managers on property and five additional national sales offices located in New York, San Francisco, Denver, Los Angeles and Chicago. The regional sales directors in each office provide group and meeting planners a convenient alternative to shopping each Destination property one at a time. For a complete list of these contacts, please visit www.destinationhotels.com
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held lodging management company headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo. With more than 30 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 6,000 guest rooms, 11 golf courses and 13 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Houston, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.
Kristin Yantis Mettler
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