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Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio Announces Janelle Cram as Director of Sales and Marketing

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 in Hawaii.  

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 visit


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