• Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s Rachel Strong Receives Award

     
    POSTED October 19, 2016
     

Rachel Strong, a member of Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s group sales team, was named Hotel Site Experience Sales Person of the Year by the San Diego Tourism Authority. SDTA is a non-profit organization with the goal of presenting San Diego as a prime location for meetings and vacations. Strong received the honor at SDTA’s 2016 Sales and Marketing Workshop on Sept. 28 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina.

“We are thrilled to recognize Rachel as our salesperson of the year,” says Margie Sitton, senior vice president of sales and services, San Diego Tourism Authority. “The SDTA site experience program’s goal is to ensure that every meeting planner that visits San Diego for a potential program leaves knowing that they have found not only the perfect hotel for their meeting but also an engaged sales person committed to their success.”

Strong started off her career at Hard Rock in May of 2012 as the associate director of sales. She brought 25 years of hospitality experience to her position and is responsible for the booking of more than 35,400 rooms. Before Hard Rock, Strong was a leading sales person for the San Diego and Midwest markets for a decade.

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino is completing the second phase of its multimillion-dollar renovation, resulting in new guest rooms, an adults-only pool and private outdoor event space. 

 

Walter Bond’s latest book, “Swim! How a Shark, a Suckerfish, and a Parasite Teach You Leadership,” Mentoring, and Next Level Success has landed itself on two top seller lists this year. Ranking No. 15 in the month of October and No. 7 in November as one of the best business books, “Swim!” is a must-read for anyone looking to achieve greatness in the corporate world.

 

Formerly known as the Blackstone Hotel, the property will reopen as the Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel in spring 2020. Located in the Blackstone District, the oldest neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska, the lively area is home to some of the city’s best bars, restaurants and nightlife. Its new name, Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel pays tribute to the original Blackstone Hotel’s Cottonwood Room bar that housed a Cottonwood tree growing from the center of the circular bar.