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Betsie Elwood Appointed Sales Manager and Kara Sugiyama Catering Sales Manager
at the Hilton Garden Inn in Monterey, California

ATLANTA, GA, March 29, 2010—Hospitality Ventures, LLC, a privately owned hotel ownership and management firm headquartered in Atlanta, has named Betsie Elwood Sales Manager and Kara Sugiyama Catering Sales Manager at the Hilton Garden Inn Monterey located at 1000 Aguajito Road in Monterey, CA. 

Elwood previously served as Catering Sales Manager at the Hilton Garden Inn Monterey and prior to joining the hotel in 2009, she spent 16 years with Marriott in various sales and event management positions. She earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 1991.  Active in the Monterey community, Elwood is an Ambassador for the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Partnership for Youth.  She also volunteers her time for several other organizations including the Monterey County Food Bank, Boys & Girls Club of Monterey Peninsula, and Children’s Miracle Network golf tournament. 

Sugiyama worked for the Monterey Marriott prior to joining the Hilton Garden Inn Monterey.  A resident of the Monterey Peninsula since 1983, Sugiyama holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing from San Francisco State University and is a member of the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

About the Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
Managed by Hospitality Ventures, LLC, the Hilton Garden Inn Monterey is conveniently located just 1.5 miles from Monterey Bay and less than 3 miles from the Monterey Bay Peninsula Airport.  The 204-room hotel offers 6,500 square feet of meeting space, restaurant and lounge, 24-hour business center and convenience mart, heated outdoor pool with private cabanas, flat screen HDTVs in each guest room, complimentary fitness center and complimentary parking, among other amenities.

About Hospitality Ventures, LLC
Hospitality Ventures, LLC is a privately owned, fully-integrated Atlanta-based hotel ownership and management firm.  The principals of Hospitality Ventures are the previous principals and founders of Impac Hotel Group.  During their time at Impac, they successfully owned and operated more than 150 hotels in every size and service category.  Hospitality Ventures currently owns and/or operates 21 hotels in 13 states (coast to coast) that collectively have 3,416 guest rooms.  Eighteen of the 21 hotels operate under Hilton or Marriott franchise agreements.  Visit for more information. 


Roger Miller
(678) 360-8559

Also See: Hospitality Ventures Names Bruce Orinstein Director of Sales & Marketing for Hilton Garden Inn Monterey, Monterey, California / November 2009

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