The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, named Alison McDermott as director of marketing. McDermott has a background in marketing and public relations. Previously, she was director of marketing and public relations at Eden Roc Miami Beach hotel.
Benchmark Hospitality International hired Kirk Jones as senior vice president of finance. Jones will oversee company financial operations and its portfolio of nearly 40 properties. Prior to joining Benchmark Hospitality International, he was executive vice president of finance for Capella Hotel Group.
Austin Phillips was hired as director of sales and marketing at Loews Regency San Francisco. Phillips has more than 10 years of hotel industry experience. Most recently, he was director of sales and marketing at Stanford Court San Francisco, part of the Highgate Hotels portfolio.
Patricia Perez-Sahin joins Casa de Campo, in La Romana, Dominican Republic, as senior director of group sales for the North American market. Perez-Sahin is a certified incentive travel specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the travel industry.
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) hired Amber Voelker as regional director of sales for its west region. Voelker is responsible for assisting meeting professionals with sales support for more than 170 AAA Four and Five Diamond hotels and resorts worldwide.
The Modern Honolulu has appointed Jennifer Lam as senior group sales manager. Lam develops fresh and inspiring programs based on Oahu for the property. She has held hospitality, sales and marketing positions around the United States and internationally.
In his latest book, Are You Fully Charged?, Tom Rath took a look at how productive workers spend their time in the office. From taking breaks to sending emails, small tweaks can make a difference. Naturally successful people appear to do these five things at work every day:
-Keep interactions positive. Researchers have determined positivity is linked to higher customer satisfaction and productivity levels. -Remember why you do your job. With your mission in mind, there is more reason to be motivated. -Take frequent, effective breaks. Work with intense purpose for an hour, and then rest up for the next burst of productivity. -Focus on asking good questions. It’s one of the best ways to bring people into agreement. Asking questions can also ease social anxiety. -Pause before responding. Before replying to that email, take a moment to gather your thoughts and think rationally.