FAIRFIELD, NJ—Karen Thomson, CHME, has joined Paramount Hotel Group, an independent hotel management and ownership company, as VP of sales and marketing. She will be responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing efforts for the company’s hotel portfolio, to include revenue management, marketing/positioning, promotions, social media, national sales and property level support. Thomson will report to Peter Marino, Paramount SVP.
“Paramount is on track to add 10 to 12 hotels to its portfolio in 2013, and Karen brings great depth and bench strength to our management team to support our expanding portfolio,” Ethan Kramer, president, Paramount Hotel Group, said in a statement. “Karen’s 30-year, proven track record has received praise consistently both by her former employers and her peers. She has in-depth experience with the top premium brands and expertise in markets nationwide. She provides our hotels with the full range of sales and marketing tools and is well-regarded for her leadership. She will play a key role as we continue to expand our portfolio.”
Prior to joining the Paramount Hotel Group, Thomson was director of sales and marketing for the Crowne Plaza Times Square – Manhattan in New York, responsible for overseeing the generation of nearly $100 million in combined revenue. She is a former VP of sales and marketing for Packard Hospitality where she helped launch six new hotels in Midtown Manhattan and Downtown New York.
In addition, Thomson is a past president of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.