Tom Santora has been named the director of marketing for the new 640-room Renaissance Hollywood Hotel scheduled to open in Fall of 2001. The hotel is part of the rejuvenation at Hollywood & Highland ¬, a multi-million dollar, urban, mixed-use destination located in Hollywood, Ca.
As director of marketing, Mr. Santora will oversee all of the sales and marketing of the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel including pre-opening sales and marketing efforts. He will focus on positioning the hotel as a major destination for individual and group business travel to the center of the entertainment industry.
Mr. Santora has been with Marriott for 15 years, joining the company as a food and beverage trainee at the then Marriott`s Mark Resort in Vail, Colo. He held a number of food and beverage positions in Vail, Denver and Los Angeles. Mr. Santora transitioned into the sales discipline in 1990 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Century City. He spent the majority of sales tenure at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott where he held various positions including director of marketing. In his most recent position, Mr. Santora was market director for the Event Booking Centers in the Western Region which handle small and medium size meetings.
Mr. Santora is originally from Buffalo, N.Y. He can be reached at the pre-opening sales office at (562) 499-2503 or via email at [email protected]