BIRMINGHAM, AL—HP Hotels has hired Chris Gennardo to fill the newly created position of area VP of sales and marketing.
Gennardo brings more than 25 years of sales and revenue management experience. He has provided local, regional and enterprise-wide leadership for large and small organizations in branded and independent environments. He will focus on HP’s full-service, upscale and luxury hotels.
Previously, he served as the business travel sales manager and also the director of group revenue management at the Marriott Marquis in New York. He also spent several years with Hilton, where he was part of the company’s corporate revenue management team.
Gennardo has held positions as VP of revenue management with Aramark Harrison Lodging; regional director with JQ Hammons Hotels and Hersha Hotels Management; and, most recently, with The Procaccianti Group where he was director of sales and marketing for the Hilton New York Grand Central.