Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver’s preeminent luxury hotel, has appointed Jana Yackel as Director of Sales and Marketing. In this new role, Yackel will be responsible for developing and executing innovative sales and marketing strategies for the legendary property.
Yackel joins Rosewood Hotel Georgia with more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the hospitality industry. Most recently, Yackel served as regional director of sales and marketing at Executive Hotels & Resorts in the Luxury Division, where she oversaw the opening of several new hotels, including the Exchange Hotel Vancouver and the Seaside Hotel, and managed the revenue stream for these properties as well as Hotel Le Soleil. In previous years, Yackel held several leadership roles in the hotel sales and marketing space, serving as director of sales and marketing for the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa, the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre and Hilton Vancouver Airport. Yackel also worked as regional director of sales and marketing at River Rock Resort & Conference Centre and, prior to that, was the regional director of sales at Kimpton Group’s Pacific Palisades Hotel & Summit Lodge.
“Given her wealth of hospitality sales and marketing experience, Jana was the clear choice for this position and we are thrilled to welcome her to the Rosewood Hotel Georgia team,” said Caroline MacDonald, vice president of global sales and marketing for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “We are confident that her dedication and regional expertise will prove to be invaluable and take the beloved hotel to new heights.”
A graduate of University of British Columbia – Vancouver, Yackel launched her hospitality career at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, where she held several managerial positions including sales manager, front office supervisor and catering manager.