The Westin Hilton Head Names Three New Executives
Thursday April 11th, 2013 - 12:22AM Y
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC—The newly renovated Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa has three new executives: Tim Freisen as general manager; Gail Wargo as director of sales & marketing; and Jim Barnett as director of food & beverage.
Freisen, a 14-year Starwood veteran, has held a variety of leadership roles throughout his career, including GM for The Westin Chicago River North, The Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers and The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hotel. Most recently, Freisen served as the GM for The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. Prior to joining the Starwood network, Freisen worked for Marriott hotels in Oklahoma City, Dana Point, CA, and Harrisburg, PA.
As the new director of sales & marketing, Wargo will oversee all sales and marketing activities, including group and leisure sales, food and beverage and catering for the property. Wargo is a recent retiree from Marriott International, where she served over 30 years. She held a variety of senior-level sales leadership roles at Marriott, at both the property level and also in global sales, managing both the corporate and association segments.
Barnett also joins the resort from The Westin Book Cadillac, where he was responsible for overseeing all food and beverage operations at three restaurants, in-room dining and catered affairs including weddings, corporate galas and meetings. Prior to joining Starwood hotels in 2008, Barnett was the executive chef at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, MI.
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