Baltimore, Maryland (June 2, 2022) – Sagamore Pendry Baltimore is proud to announce the appointment of three seasoned industry professionals to the leadership team of the 128-room luxury hotel. The appointments include Amanda Santiago as Director of Sales & Marketing, Laura Gray as Director of Catering & Conference Services and Colin King as Executive Chef. Additionally, long time General Manager Juan Webster has been appointed the first-ever Corporate Director of Social Impact for Pendry Hotels & Resorts, in addition to continuing his role as General Manager of Sagamore Pendry Baltimore.
As the first-ever Corporate Director of Social Impact, Juan Webster will create and implement programs and processes to expand positive impact within the brand’s communities. Webster is also the first to hold a position designed to facilitate greater diversity and inclusion in all brand practices in order to foster a true sense of equity for associates across the Pendry brand.
With over a decade of experience in group sales and hospitality, Amanda Santiago will direct the team to deliver top-line revenue while preparing and executing innovative and refreshed sales and marketing strategies for Sagamore Pendry Baltimore. Prior to joining the team, Santiago was with the Mandarin Oriental, bringing refocused sales objectives and improving employee buy-in, ownership, and engagement.
In her new role at the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, Laura Gray will lead day-to-day operations of the catering and events services team, while maintaining a focus on providing the highest level of services and exceptional experiences that guests have come to expect. With a hospitality career spanning decades, Gray brings with her in-depth industry knowledge and proven results from previous leadership successes. Most recently, she held the position of director of catering at Marriott Newport News City Center, where she heavily increased wedding visibility across local and regional markets.
Extending his passion for exceptional food and stellar service, Colin King will be leading the development and oversight of the overall strategic vision of the culinary program at Sagamore Pendry Baltimore. Bringing a vast culinary experience, King will lead the hotel’s signature restaurant, Rec Pier Chop House and The Cannon Room, an American whiskey bar, both by acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini and NoHo Hospitality Group. In his new role, King aims to continue work with existing farmers and producers while creating new relationships to best represent the city and surrounding areas.
The addition of Santiago, Gray and King prove a valuable asset to Sagamore Pendry Baltimore’s already dynamic executive team. The trio’s leadership skills, passion and diversified experience propel the harbor front hotel towards continued achievements within the industry and guest experiences.
Please see an image link to leadership team headshots here. For more information, please visit www.pendry.com/baltimore/