NEW YORK, NY (August 23, 2011) – Kenan Simmons, vice president of sales, the Americas for The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., has announced the appointment of Patrick T. Smith to the position of senior director of group sales in North America for the organization.
Based in the company’s Chicago office, Mr. Smith will be responsible
the Midwest US and Eastern Canada group market segments and will lead
sales teams for North America promoting travel to over 400 luxury
over 80 countries within The Leading
Hotels of the World portfolio.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Simmons noted, “Patrick’s
experience and reputation in the group travel market will continue to
strengthen and elevate the position of Leading Hotels in this key
Patrick has made a very positive impact on our organization since he
tenure with us in late 2010. He is well suited to spearhead LHW’s
American group team as we continue in our mission to provide our
all kinds of one-of-a- kind experiences.”
Mr. Smith brings more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality
industry to his current role. Most recently, he served for over a
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in a variety of sales roles, including
member of the Chicago Worldwide Sales team of Four Seasons
He received his Bachelors Degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional
Management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and
resides in the
Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago.
Mr. Smith can be reached at Patrick.Smith@LHW-offices.com.
About The Leading
Hotels of the World, Ltd.
The Leading Hotels of
the World, Ltd. is the largest luxury hospitality organization in the
representing over 430 of the finest hotels, resorts and spas in over 80
countries. Its mission is to curate and champion an exclusive
independent properties, including grand palaces and intimate city
luxury tent enclaves and expansive self-contained resorts. Established
by several influential and forward-thinking European hoteliers, it
38 initial members. Its loyal customers demand levels of quality they
to expect of the brand, while seeking authentic and enriching travel
experiences. Leading Hotel members are utterly unique and boldly
independent. To be considered for inclusion, a hotel must adhere
quality standards and master the art of extraordinary
hospitality. For reservations, visit www.LHW.com. In the USA
& Canada please call 1-800-223-6800 or contact a travel