News for the Hospitality Executive
ARLINGTON, Va., July 18, 2011—Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the United States’ largest independent hotel management company, today announced the appointment of Emily Boling Lynn to the position of vice president, global sales and strategic accounts. In her new role, Lynn is responsible for reinforcing relationships with major corporate accounts and supporting IHR-managed hotels’ corporate account sales efforts. She reports to George Brennan, Interstate’s executive vice president, sales and marketing.
“Emily’s extensive experience in the hospitality industry includes six years of director-level hospitality sales,” Brennan said. “With her strong leadership skills and sales and marketing expertise, Emily will play a key role in driving major account level corporate sales for Interstate’s portfolio.”
Lynn previously served as director of sales and marketing at the 367-room Hilton Lexington Downtown Hotel & Conference Center in Kentucky. While at the Hilton, Lynn received Interstate’s 2010 Hotels Sales Team of the Year award. In 2007, she joined the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau as director of convention center sales, where she was responsible for the overall development of strategies for sales, marketing and public relations programs for the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Previously, she served as a meeting planner for a not-for-profit organization, arranging events ranging in size from 20 to 8,000 people.
A Kentucky native, Lynn began her hospitality career at the front desk of the Hilton Suites Lexington Green and quickly moved up the ladder to positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately landing the position of sales manager.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and is a Certified Meeting Planner.
About Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of a 50/50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Thayer Lodging and Jin Jiang, is the nation’s largest independent hotel management company based on revenue managed. The company and its affiliates manage and/or have ownership interests in 329 properties with more than 60,000 rooms in 39 states, the District of Columbia, China, Russia, India, Mexico, Belgium, Canada, Ireland and England. The company has ownership interests in 56 of those properties, including six wholly owned assets. Interstate Hotels & Resorts also has executed agreements for 18 hotels with over 3,700 rooms under construction or development throughout the world. In 2010, Interstate Hotels & Resorts pioneered the first independent hotel management company in China, Interstate China Hotels & Resorts, when it formed a joint-venture partnership with Jin Jiang Hotels, China’s leading hotel operator and developer.
Interstate offers third-party hotel management on a global basis, providing the resources and infrastructure necessary for comprehensive hotel management operations, including sales and marketing, revenue management, food and beverage operations, e-commerce, accounting, and design and construction consulting services for hotel owners and developers seeking a proven and experienced hotel management company.
Additional information about Interstate is available at the company’s website, www.ihrco.com.
Jerry Daly, Carol McCune
Interstate Hotels & Resorts
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