PORTLAND, ME—The Westin Portland Harborview, a Rockbridge portfolio hotel, has hired Deborah Pillatsch as director of sales and marketing. Pillatsch previously held the same position at the DoubleTree by Hilton in South Portland, ME.
“Deborah comes to us with more than 20 years’ experience in hospitality and more than a decade selling prestige New England hotels and resorts,” said Jeffery Burrell, general manager, Westin Portland Harborview. “She has a keen understanding of the demands of the business and the needs of corporate and social groups and has a tremendous track record of exceeding the expectations of both constituencies. I am certain she will make an immediate positive impact on our sales team and the entire hotel operation.”
Previously, Pillatsch served as a senior sales manager at the Providence Biltmore and the MGM Grand-Foxwoods. She is a member of Meeting Planners International, the National Tour Association, Maine Innkeepers, Maine Travel and Tourism and the Regional Portland Chamber of Commerce, among other professional organizations.
“There is no hotel in our city with more history, character and name recognition than the Westin Portland Harborview,” Pillatsch said. “It is perfectly positioned for meeting groups, corporate travelers and social groups thanks to its ample meeting space, outstanding culinary offerings and unique attributes like Top of the East. I am eager to help this hotel reach its fullest potential as Portland’s premier hotel.”