• 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.”

Results from the Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2022 Incentive Travel Destination Preferences & Their Impact on Motivation confirmed that interest in incentive travel as a motivating sales reward is at an all-time high. 91% of 405 survey respondents described group incentive travel as extremely or very motivating compared to 80% last year. Individual incentive travel was rated even higher as a motivational award at 96% versus 84% last year. 

 

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