The Wyndham Atlanta, located in the heart of downtown, announced today the promotion Debra Edwards to director of sales. Edwards` promotion is aimed to invigorate the hotel`s current and future sales efforts and generate additional meeting and convention business for the 312-room property.
A member of the Wyndham Atlanta team since the property`s opening in June 1999, Edwards has helped establish the hotel as a major meeting facility for many of Atlanta`s top corporate leaders. During her tenure with Wyndham, she has served as catering manager, director of catering and most recently, associate director of sales.
“In light of the current economic environment, the value of a strong sales force is recognized more than ever within the travel and hospitality industry,” said Andy Papoutsis, regional vice president of operations, Wyndham International. “With a new director of sales at the forefront of our efforts, more meeting planners and attendees will be able to experience Wyndham`s unsurpassed level of personalized service in addition to outstanding amenities for the business traveler.”
With more than five years in the hospitality industry, Edwards now will be leading Wyndham Atlanta`s sales, catering and revenue producing teams. Prior to joining Wyndham, Edwards worked as catering sales manager for the Westin Peachtree Plaza.
The Wyndham Atlanta offers more than 14,000 square feet of meeting space on two floors as well as a 4,500-square-foot Centennial ballroom for large functions and events. Additionally, the property is conveniently located near a number of the city`s major business and leisure attractions, including Olympic Park, Phillips Arena, the Georgia World Congress Center, the Apparel Mart and Gift Mart.
The hotel also boasts a beautiful outdoor pool and terrace, full-service fitness facilities and a business center for on-the-road professionals. Guests of the property enjoy casual-upscale dining at the renowned Caliterra restaurant, featuring Northern Californian/Italian cuisine.
At the heart of the Wyndham brand is a philosophy of personalized guest service, achieved through Wyndham ByRequest(SM), the company`s unique guest recognition program which empowers guests to ask for and receive the items they want in their rooms.