|Kathie Giles, Destination Hotels & Resorts, Director of National Sales, Southwest Market|
Destination Hotels & Resorts has appointed Kathie Giles as director of national sales for the Southwest market. Giles will be responsible for working and meeting with customers to provide a meeting solution that is suitable within the Destination collection of properties and will be located in Southern California.
“Kathie is a terrific asset to our National Sales team,” said Curtis Bova, Vice President of Sales at Destination Hotels & Resorts. “Based on her accomplished track record of effectively leveraging multi-level revenue strategies and building a robust network of customers, we are confident that she will drive profitability and enhance our revenues.”
Before joining Destination Hotels & Resorts, Giles held tenure at Marriott International, where she served as senior account executive/global sales for the Southwest region since 2011. Giles represented all large group hotels and resorts within the Marriott portfolio through account production, outbound PACE and extended stay business. She also worked as the senior account executive/global sales for the Midwest region with Marriott, where she acted as liaison between 117 hotels in a 10-state region.
Giles also served as the area director of sales & marketing for Marriott International from 2006 through 2008, where she led all sales efforts with local, regional and global accounts. Giles held various sales positions with Rupson Hospitality in New York, Courtyard by Marriott in Danbury, Conn., Visalia Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Visalia, Calif. and DoubleTree Resort & Spa in Los Angeles.