MONTEREY, CALIF. MAY 16, 2022 Woodside Hotel Group is pleased to announce the appointment of William Elkington as the new director of sales and marketing at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, an iconic oceanfront hotel perched directly on Cannery Row overlooking Monterey Bay. In this role, Elkington leads the implementation of the annual business plan to achieve the hotel’s group sales goals and oversees the leisure sales, marketing strategies and public relations for the 290-room hotel.

“Will has a record of accomplishments for annual sales well above budget and has earned this promotion with his dedication and follow through. We are thrilled to see his contributions in this enhanced role,” said Christopher Sommers, managing director at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.

Boasting over a decade of experience working with leading hotel brands across the country, Elkington has been the hotel’s director of group sales since 2018. His esteemed work ethic and industry expertise has led him to consistently exceeded revenue goals and successfully mentor and train sales staff year after year.

“It is a privilege to continue working with the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa as the resort enters an exciting era,” says Elkington. “We are perfectly positioned to provide memorable guest experiences given our extensive on-site amenities and programming, idyllic location within Monterey and ease of access to nearby attractions. I look forward to ushering in a new era of hospitality in this role.”

Previously, Elkington was the national sales manager at The Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, Calif and associate director of sales at Koloa Landing Resort, a Marriott Autograph Collection in Koloa, Hawaii. For six years prior, he held positions at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide properties, including Sheraton Kauai Resort in Koloa, Hawii and W Minneapolis – The Foshay. He attended the University of Minnesota in Duluth, Minn. and the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, U.K.

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa provides guests with classic, coastal hospitality refreshed by a spirit of conviviality. Amenities include the rooftop sundeck with breathtaking panoramic views, two whirlpool spa tubs and a fireplace, a penthouse-level state-of-the-art fitness center, and 30,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event spaces, including waterfront terraces and open-air venues for meetings, receptions and gatherings of all sizes. In partnership with local businesses including Poppy Hills Golf Course, Mad Dogs and Englishmen e-bikes and Adventures by the Sea kayaks, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offers a variety of packages and offerings for guests to explore the Peninsula and nearby attractions.

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