ALEXANDRIA, VA — JULY 28, 2022 — Following over 11 years in various hotel sales roles, Kelly Catherine joins Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria as Director of Sales and Marketing. Beginning her hospitality career as a Front Desk Agent for Hospitality Partners, Catherine quickly moved her way up to a manager role, and continued working in hotels where she gained hands-on experience working at prestigious companies such as Hilton, Marriott, Legacy Starwood, Choice, Hyatt, and Independently branded projects (both limited & full service).
Catherine shares, “I am ecstatic to be joining the team as the new Director of Sales and Marketing, and I am looking forward to working side-by-side with the Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria team to increase sales and redefine client expectations. With my previous experience in the hospitality industry, I am optimistic about my ability to evaluate the current market and execute plans to drive the overall revenue growth of the hotel and elevate the guest experience.”
General Manager of Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria Sam Selvi shares, “We are thrilled to welcome Catherine into our Hyatt Centric family and are already impressed with her willingness to step up to the plate, solve problems, and inspire new and creative ideas as an executive leader. We foresee her skills in sales and marketing contributing to the overall success and connectivity of our hotel and employees.”
Catherine will oversee all components of sales, marketing, and revenue in her role while simultaneously cultivating relationships with clients and customers.
About Kelly Catherine, Director of Sales and Marketing
Catherine was awarded the Island Hospitality’s “Champions Cup” in 2019 for her outstanding performance and now intends to bring this same fire and passion to Hyatt Centric Old Town Alexandria. Catherine’s passion for hospitality began as early as five years old while making room keys and cookies during her mother’s MOD shifts. Catherine is excited to start this new chapter and is eager to support the expansion of Hyatt Centric’s footprint in the Washington DC Metro region. Catherine hopes to emulate Hyatt Centric’s brand positioning and immerse itself in the local market.