Sofitel New York has appointed Catherine Anna Johns as its new director of sales.
Johns comes to the Sofitel brand from Hyatt Hotel Corporation where she acted as Director of Catering and Convention Services for the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa in Honolulu. Previous roles also include meeting and events director for the Andaz Fifth Avenue in New York, Director of Catering at the Park Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. and before joining Hyatt, she served as catering sales manager for The Hay-Adams in Washington, D.C.
Johns’ earlier experience includes consulting for two event-planning companies serving the Washington, D.C. metro region: Engaging Affairs Inc. and Windows Catering Company. She launched her career in 2002 as a special events and sales associate at the Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York.
A graduate of The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Johns’ charitable involvements include the New York Public Library Young Lions, Young Benefactors of the Smithsonian Institution, and Surfrider Foundation.