• Associated Luxury Hotels International Hires New Director of Sales

     
    POSTED January 29, 2017
     

Marnie Hock has been named director of sales for the New York City-based Associated Luxury Hotels International Northeast region.

Hock is tasked with assisting industry professionals, executives, specialists and more with Global Sales Organizations services and support.

Hock has 30-plus years of experience in the hospitality sales industry. Previously, Hock worked as director of national accounts for Saddlebrook Resort. Her experience also includes regional director of national accounts for Destination Hotels; director of group sales for Kempinski Hotels; and various positions with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

“Marnie is an outstanding and welcomed addition to our growing Global Sales team in the Northeast,” says David Gabri, CEO, ALHI. “Her extensive domestic and international sales experience with luxury hotels and resorts makes her a very valuable resource for meeting and incentive professionals throughout the region. She will be a great advocate for our valued clients in the Northeast and a terrific asset for our worldwide portfolio of Member hotels, resorts and our Alliance members. She is eager to assist planners and executives in the region, by guiding them through our incredible options to identify and match the right site-specific solutions for their various meetings, conventions and incentive programs.”

Even during a worldwide pandemic, the hospitality industry is working to make people feel at ease. Though many hotels can only open their doors to health care workers and first responders, they’re reaching out to their local communities with bright messages in clever, socially-distanced ways. Through the heart-shaped lighting of windows at night, hotels are serving as beacons of hope in cities across the country. 

 

Daily life has been significantly altered by COVID-19, no matter the industry. Many are working from home, while children stay inside for online schooling. Meetings and events have been hit especially hard, since the essence of the industry is face-to-face interactions. While we continue to self-isolate, plenty of organizations have been offering webinars with insights on how to handle the pandemic—watching webinars is a great way to use that extra time you might have used for your commute to learn something useful.

 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.