Loews Adds Executive Directors
Tuesday April 15th, 2014 - 10:02AM Y
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NEW YORK—Loews Hotels & Resorts added to its national sales team, appointing three executive directors.
Kerri Metcalf has been named executive director of Northern California and Northwest; Ramel C. Kelly for New York and Connecticut; and Brigitte Lundrigan for Southern California and the Southwest.
"As Loews Hotels continues to grow, we have once again added industry leading talent to provide laser focus on some of our most important, strategic points of sale,” stated David Wiener, SVP/sales, Loews Hotels & Resorts.
Prior to joining Loews, Metcalf was key account director with IHG, responsible for the outside solicitation, development and maintenance of her West Coast territory. She also was director of sales for the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, associate director of sales at the Pan Pacific Hotel and group sales manager for the Highlands Resort in Carmel, CA.
Kelly most recently was global account director for Dolce Hotels & Resorts, responsible for providing account leadership through direct sales efforts with an emphasis on growing both Northeastern and international business. Other previous positions include: corporate account director of New York for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, director of sales and marketing of Jersey City, NJ, for Hilton Hotels Corp. and major market sales manager of the Hyatt Regency on the Hudson for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Previously, Lundrigan was VP/sales for Krisam Group/Global Events Partners, where she established long-term relationships with key clients in North America, particularly the Western United States and Canada. Her career has included director of global accounts for Fairmont Raffles Hotel International and director of group sales for the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
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