The Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, arts-inspired hotel affiliated with the Marriott portfolio of branded luxury hotels, has named 15-year industry veteran Amy Rees as the hotel’s area director of sales and marketing.
Tracy Blough and Elizabeth Dexter
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa has announced the appointment of its two newest national sales managers, industry veterans Tracy Blough and Elizabeth Dexter.
Robert Enriquez has been appointed vice-president of sales and marketing at Visit Spokane (Washington). Enriquez most recently served as vice-president of sales, services and sports at the Albuquerque (New Mexico) Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Formerly the assistant director of sales at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, Marina Braica is the newly appointed director of sales and marketing at the hotel. Marina held her former position for nearly two years, starting in January 2014.
Hyatt Regency Dallas appointed Bryan King director of sales and marketing. Most recently, King was director of sales and marketing for the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.
Robert “Bob” Coffey, longtime general manager of the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, will retire at the end of this year
Maynard Torchiana and Ben Beaudoin
After nearly three decades of helping to shape Wailea as the esteemed destination it is now, Maynard Torchiana, executive vice president and managing director of Destination Residences Hawai‘i, part of Destination Hotels, will retire at the end of the year. Nicknamed the “Mayor of Wailea,” Torchiana is a hospitality veteran who has been instrumental in supporting and growing Maui’s tourism industry since the late 1980s. Torchiana is “passing his torch” to Ben Beaudoin who was recently promoted to vice president and managing director.
Kaeding Management Hotels named Nanci Figueroa director of sales and marketing. Previously, Figueroa was corporate director of sales at Shutters on the Beach, Hotel Casa del Mar and Canary Hotel in California and was area director of sales and marketing at Kimpton Hotels.
Matt Heck and Mackenzie Coleman
The Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the hiring of two new staff members to its convention sales team; Matt Heck as National Sales Manager, and Mackenzie Coleman as Sales Manager.