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Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel Promotes
Penny Vacanti to National Sales Manager


 

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 26, 2009) – Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel announces the promotion of Penny Vacanti to national sales manager.

In her new role, Vacanti will assist in strategic sales efforts in the Northeast and Southeast markets with a particular focus the New York City and New Jersey regions. During her five years with Loews, Vacanti has quickly climbed the ranks from reservations manager, to access sales manager to her current role as a national sales manager. She is consistently successful in achieving more than 100 percent of her sales goals, and booked more than $1 million in the small meetings market in 2008 alone.

Vacanti is an active member of Meeting Planners International. She serves on the hotel’s Good Neighbor Council where she helped raised more than $10,000 for Loews Hotels’ Good Neighbor partner, Modest Needs Foundation.

“Penny’s energy and positive attitude have allowed her to increase business and maintain key customer relationships,” said Don Foreman, Loews Hotels’ regional vice president of sales and marketing.  “This promotion is well-deserved and we are excited to see even greater accomplishments from her in the future.”   
                                                     
Prior to joining the Loews, Vacanti served as an assistant food and beverage manager for Four Seasons Los Angeles and sales assistant at Four Seasons Boston.

Opened in 1989 as the first beachfront hotel in Los Angeles, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel features 342 guestrooms and suites, award-winning cuisine and immediate proximity to many of Santa Monica’s premier attractions. For information, please contact Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel at (310) 458-6700, (800) 23-LOEWS or www.loewshotels.com.

About Loews Hotels:
Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Resorts owns and/or operates 17 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada.  Located in major city centers and resort destinations from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to delight guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant travel experience.  Loews boasts some of the industry's most innovative and successful travel programs, including Loews Loves Kids for families and Loews Loves Pets for discerning animals on the road.  For reservations or more information on Loews Hotels, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or check www.loewshotels.com.

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Contact:

Anne Stephany
Director of Public Relations
Loews Hotels, California
619-424-4416
astephany@loewshotels.com

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Also See: David Bilbe Named General Manager at the Loews New Orleans Hotel / May 2007
Robert D. Roy Named General Manager of Loews Hotel Vogue in Montréal / April 2007
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