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Kelly Nelson Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing
for the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

September 2010 - Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Nelson as Director of Sales and Marketing. With more than 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Nelson has a proven record of success managing marketing initiatives for large, luxury properties. In her new position, she will initiate all marketing communication activities on behalf of the property, as well as manage the pricing strategy, sales process and catering sales initiatives.

“Kelly’s inquisitive mind and awareness for marketing and sales strategy makes her an incredible asset to our team. Her enthusiasm is felt by all who work with her and makes for a positive leading role model at Four Seasons,” says Doug Housley, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco.

Nelson joined Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts 13 years ago as a member of the sales team at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, and most recently held the position of Director of Sales and Marketing with Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto. As the newly appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, Nelson brings comprehensive knowledge of the meeting planning industry, as well as strong leadership skills and diverse marketing expertise.

Prior to joining Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Nelson spent five years with Ritz Carlton on the sales team of Ritz Carlton Pentagon City in Washington DC. There, she was responsible for heading up sales efforts and managing high-profile sales accounts.

“I am so pleased to continue my career with Four Seasons in San Francisco,” says Nelson. “The property has an extremely organised and professional atmosphere, and I’m honoured to be working with such a phenomenal team.”

Nelson attended Marymount University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and psychology. Originally from Michigan, Nelson comes from a family of five children. A fan of the outdoors, she spends her summers sailing and golfing, and her winters on the ski slopes. She is thrilled to be living in Northern California surrounded by so many outdoor options.


Alli Goldstein
T. 1 (415) 392-2230

Also See: Doug Housley Named General Manager of the 277-room Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco / February 2006

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