HONOLULU (April 30, 2009) – The Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio
has hired Janelle Cram as the director of sales and marketing.
Cram will lead the sales and marketing team, as well as develop
and implement targeted sales and marketing strategies. In addition to
identifying and creating marketing opportunities, Cram will examine and
coordinate direct marketing efforts to include new market development
and community outreach.
Cram brings to the team a dynamic blend of accomplishments and talents
that includes transitioning brands, repositioning hotels, increasing
market share, public relations, e-commerce promotions, staff training
and successful team building.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio ohana,”
said Cram. “The challenges we face in times like these can create new
and exciting possibilities. I look forward to finding and developing
great opportunities for the hotel, as well as inspiring travel to Oahu
and Hawaii for years to come.”
With nearly 20 years of experience, Cram began her career path with an
eight-year tenure at Aircoa/Richfield Hospitality Services, holding
such positions as Sales Manager, Director of Sales, Traveling Director
of Sales, and Regional Director of Sales & Marketing. From there
she transitioned her experience to Regional Vice President of Sales for
Prime Hospitality, with whom she worked for more than four years
developing their AmeriSuites brand. There, Cram garnered the attention
of Hilton Hotels and accepted a position in Portland, where she oversaw
the sales, marketing and revenue management of the Doubletree Jantzen
Beach and Doubletree Columbia River, both convention hotels.
Following her time with Hilton, Cram was hired by Omni Hotels
with whom she spent more than three years as the Director of Sales
& Marketing for their downtown Los Angeles location, and was
promoted to Omni's flagship hotel in Irving, Texas, the Omni Mandalay.
Most recently Cram served as a Regional Director of Sales &
Marketing for Prism Hotels based in Dallas.
Cram is an active member of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association
International. Being a dedicated participant in business and community
related boards and organizations, Cram is a current board member for
the City of Los Angeles Downtown Center Business Improvement District,
Advertising Committee Board Member for L.A., Inc., and is looking
forward to contributing her skills and support to local committees here
About Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio
Located in the heart of Waikiki at 2500 Kuhio Avenue, the
Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio offers guests a wonderful blend of new and
old world traditions right in the center of paradise. The
casually elegant hotel features 601 guest rooms and suites, a signature
restaurant, stylish lobby bar, pool deck, business center, fitness
center and venues for meetings and group events up to 900.
Situated on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, just one block from
world-famous Waikiki Beach, the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio recently
completed a major $65-million renovation. For reservations or more
information, call toll free 1-800-HILTONS, direct at (808) 922-0811 or