News for the Hospitality Executive
|Washington, D.C., July 10, 2012 –
Managing Director, The
Madison, has named Lorna Kirwan, Director of Sales and Marketing at
historic downtown hotel, which recently completed a $22 million
Kirwan rejoins the property, having been in this role at The Madison previously in 2004 before moving over to the Mandarin Oriental where she began her tenure as the Director of Sales and was promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing in 2008 where she remained until 2010. During this time, Kirwan was responsible for the management of the sales, marketing, catering and conference services, reservations and public relations teams and saw the Mandarin through two highly successful inaugurals in 2005 and 2009.
Long before Kirwan brought her business acumen to the Mandarin, she led successful sales teams at some of Washington, D.C.’s most venerable properties including Marriott holdings in D.C (JW Marriott, Renaissance and Washington Marriott) and Virginia (Tysons Corner) as well as the famed Watergate Hotel. In all, Kirwan has spent the past 19 years deeply involved in Washington’s hospitality industry.
Most recently Kirwan worked as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing – U.S. for the Doyle Collection where she managed outbound business to several European hotels in both Ireland and the UK as well as four properties in the United States.
Born and raised in Ireland, Kirwan spent 10 years in advertising in Dublin and London before moving to the U.S. where she has focused on sales and marketing for the majority of her career.
“We are pleased to welcome Lorna back to The Madison. She brings a wealth of experience to her role from a sales and marketing perspective as well as a commanding knowledge of the Washington, D.C. hospitality landscape. She will be instrumental in guiding The Madison’s plans for The Presidential Inauguration, the upcoming 50th anniversary of The Madison in 2013 and beyond,” said Horsman.
Located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., The Madison offers guests the respite of a classic country house hotel located within our capital’s vibrant cityscape. Just steps away from the White House and other historic landmarks, The Madison is the gateway to all things Washington. The hotel’s 356 well-appointed guestrooms include nine suites that balance efficiency and elegance and are equipped with contemporary amenities for elevated comfort, including complimentary wi-fi. For reservations, or more information, please call, 202-862-1600, 1-800-424-8577 or visit us at www.madisonhoteldc.com. Twitter: www.twitter.com/madisondc; Facebook: www.Facebook.com/madisondc.
In partnership with Jamestown, a leading asset and management firm based in Atlanta, GA., The Madison is operated by Destination Hotels & Resorts, a leading hospitality management firm recognized for its collection of high-quality independent hotels.
Founded in 1983 with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. and Cologne, Germany and offices in New York City, San Francisco, Ca., Boston, Mass., and Washington, D.C., Jamestown is a leader in acquisitions and value added management. Over 29 years, Jamestown has generated approximately $8 billion in strategic investments. The company is focused across the risk spectrum with core, core-plus and opportunistic funds in two primary markets: 24-hour cities and Sunbelt territories with strong demographic growth. For more information, visit www.jamestownproperties.com.
Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With nearly 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,300 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.
For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.
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