• 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.”

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

In light of COVID-19, a survey commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) discovered that 44 percent of Americans are planning leisure trips or overnight travel before the end of 2020.