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& Resort Honors Sales & Marketing
Leaders at Annual Conference
Event Designed to Educate and Motivate Sales Leaders
Englewood, Colo. – February 17, 2010 – A select group of Destination Hotels & Resorts sales and marketing professionals were acknowledged last month at the company’s national sales conference at the new Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. The event, which took place January 6-10, drew more than 190 participants from more than 30 properties across the United States.
According to Andy Anderson, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Destination Hotels & Resorts, the gathering was an opportunity to energize, as well as coach, Destination’s sales force to maneuver and succeed through the current economic climate.
“Last year was a tough year in the hospitality industry and our sales teams worked harder than they ever have,” said Anderson. “The sales conference is our opportunity to thank our teams for working hard during these challenging economic times. It’s also our chance to reward top performers and motivate our teams as we enter another volatile year in the industry.”
In addition to training sessions that the sales leaders attended, the conference provided Destination with an opportunity to recognize top talent in the company. Chris Kenney, regional director of sales and marketing for Destination was named the Outstanding Sales Leader of the Year and Managing Director George Fischer of Inverness Hotel and Conference Center was honored as Outstanding Sales Advocacy. Heather Boyle from Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center was named Outstanding Sales Performer of the Year. Outstanding Sales Team of the Year went to the Royal Palms Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz.
The company also recognized two rising stars in their sales force – Veronica Ramirez from Terranea Resort and Kate Springmeyer from Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center. On the reservations team, Angela Shaughnessy from Suncadia was named Reservations Sales Leader of the Year.
In addition to the individual awards given at the conference, the company recognized 11 Chairman’s Club award winners who exceeded 115 percent of their productivity goals 18 sales leaders were honored as part of the President’s Club. These individuals exceeded 100 percent of their productivity goals and received a special bonus for their achievement.
Destination Hotels & Resorts is consistently rated one of the top 10 independent hospitality management companies in the United States with more than 30 luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers. The company has developed a variety of initiatives to better serve its communities, stakeholders and customers including Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program, and the Destination Delivers guest loyalty program, which provides the best available offers to members. Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination 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 or to join Destination Delivers, visit www.destinationdelivers.com
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