NEW YORK (September 19, 2016) – Loews Hotels has announced the appointment of Christine Lawson as Senior Vice President of Loews Sales Organization. A sales enthusiast, innovator and action-oriented executive with decades of experience and success in hotel management, Lawson will oversee all aspects of Sales for Loews Hotels & Resorts, Loews Regency Hotels and the OE Collection. Her appointment is part of Loews Hotels' ongoing effort of strategically building and expanding the company.
Lawson arrived at Loews Hotels after a 20 plus-year tenure with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. While at Kimpton she advanced through multiple roles and promotions in Sales & Marketing, culminating to her most recent position as Senior Vice President of Sales & Catering. Lawson was responsible for overseeing an $800 million portfolio, a 14-member corporate leadership team, and 250 field managers. She had remarkable success at growing Kimpton's portfolio, revenues and market share, including providing sales, marketing and launch leadership for 55 new hotels.
"Christine's sense for innovation is backed with solid credentials, strong business acumen and a passion for relationships in our business. We are confident in the impact that her leadership will have as we continue to enhance and grow Loews Hotels," said Oliver Bonke, Chief Commercial Officer, Loews Hotels. "Known as a visionary and sales expert, we look forward to her bringing that knowledge to customers, partners and the entire Loews Sales Organization across the portfolio."
A native of Berkeley, California, Lawson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business with a major in marketing and a minor in human resources from the University of Washington in Seattle. She launched her hotel career as a Sales Manager for Hotel Durant in Berkeley, California. Lawson has been active in the hotel industry and volunteerism throughout her career and currently sits on the Customer Advisory Board of Newmarket International.