6 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: August 14, 2015

Patrick Hattonsmart moves

Patrick Hatton was appointed as general manager of Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, where he oversees day-to-day operations. Previously, he was regional vice president of operations at The James Royal Palm. He has also held positions at The James Chicago, Wyndham International and Hotel Nikki Chicago.

 

 


Will Farrowsmart moves

The Hotel Terra in Jackson Hole welcomes Will Farrow as hotel manager of the 132 –room LEED Silver property. Farrow joins the staff with 15 years of experience in managerial positions at The Inn at Jackson Hole, The Lodge at Tiburon, Topnotch Resort & Spa in Stowe, Vermont and The Beverly Wilshire. In his new role, he will help oversee all hotel operations.

 

 


Jay Marsellasmart moves

Jay Marsella has been appointed as director of sales and marketing at Marriot Marquis Houston, opening in January 2017. In his new role, he oversees all sales and marketing efforts for the 1,000-room property that is connected to George R. Brown Convention Center. Marsella has 25 years of leadership experience within the Marriot brand. Most recently, he was director of sales and marketing at Fort Lauderdale Marriot Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.

 


Nick Andersonnick-anderson

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel promoted Nick Anderson to associate director of sales, where he will oversee booking for small meetings and all accounts in the New York and New Jersey markets. Anderson joined the hotel in 2014 as group sales account director. He has previous managerial and director level experience serving convention hotels in Las Vegas. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel offers 2,265 guest rooms and more than 329,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.


Scott Slocumsmart moves

Scott Slocum joined Walnut Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau as regional director of sales and marketing. Slocum is a native of Northern California and has worked in group sales at Orchard Hotel locations in San Francisco, Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina. He holds a master’s degree in hospitality management from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and is a member of Meetings Professionals International.

“We’re thrilled to have Scott join our team,” said Eddie Adair, WCCVB president and Walnut Creek Marriott general manager. “He understands Walnut Creek’s magic and knows how to sell it – a winning combination for the city.”


Brian Honansmart moves

Trump SoHo New York, an AAA Five Diamond 391-room property, welcomed Brian Honan as its new director of sales and marketing. Honan spent the last six years as director of marketing at New York Palace Hotel, where he developed strategies and managed sales and catering relations. Prior to that, he was the director of marketing at Four Seasons Hotel New York and also served at Hyatt International, Nikko Hotels International and The Ritz Carlton New York, Central Park.

“With more than 30 years of experience, Brian is perfectly positioned to lead the sales and marketing team,” said Gary E. Schweikert, managing director of Trump SoHo New York. “His knowledge of the industry ensures the property will continue to provide an elevated luxury hospitality experience.”

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