David Almond has been appointed Area director of sales and marketing for the W Hotels of Chicago. In addition to his Area responsibilities for Starwood’s of Chicago (Sheraton Chicago, Westin Chicago River North, Westin Michigan Avenue, W Lakeshore, W City Center and Tremont Chicago) he will lead the overall sales effort for both Chicago W hotels. Dave joined Starwood in 2010 as the complex director of sales and marketing for the Sheraton Chicago and Westin Chicago River North.
Karly Watson was hired as sales manager, responsible for the social, multicultural, educational, religious and fraternal markets, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. She had been an event manager for SMG at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in California.
Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo, Florida, has appointed Stephanie Happ director of sales. Happ most recently was director of sales and marketing at River Terrace Inn in Napa, California
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has appointed Carolina Voullieme director of sales and marketing. Voullieme most recently was director of sales and marketing at The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago in Chile.
Ottawa Convention Centre has appointed Paul Keogh to senior vice president of sales and client service. Paul has been with the OCC and the former Ottawa Congress Centre since 1999, holding varied department head and executive leadership positions.
Boston Eventworks, Inc. ranked 2nd among Boston Event Planners and Destination Management Companies, announces the newest member of its team, Adam Small. Adam has a strong background in audio and visual production and social media stemming from his time with FOX Broadcasting Company.