Coast Names New National Sales Director

SEATTLE. April 9, 2003.Ê Bolstering its recent entrance into the U.S. market, Coast Hotels & Resorts today announced a key leadership appointment to drive its sales efforts. Cheryl L. Foster has been named national director of sales to cultivate key national accounts for promotion and saturation of the Coast Hotels & Resorts brand
“Cheryl`s industry expertise and proven sales leadership fills a key position for Coast Hotels & Resorts as we accelerate our growth in the U.S.,” said Matthew Murphy, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Coast Hotels & Resorts, U.S.
Most recently, Foster held positions at WestCoast Hospitality Corporation, serving as regional director of sales and national sales director. Over the last eighteen years, Foster has held sales and marketing positions at various properties throughout the West Coast.

Foster received a bachelor of science degree in hotel, restaurant and travel administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she graduated Cum Laude.

About Coast Hotels & Resorts:
Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle, Washington, Coast Hotels & Resorts is one of the premier hotel chains on the Pacific Coast. The company acquired its first hotel in 1972 and today boasts more than 35 three- and four-star properties throughout Western Canada, Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii, Alaska and Nevada. All properties offer the signature comfort that business and leisure travelers have come to expect from a Coast Hotels stay. For more information or reservations, visit www.coasthotels.com or call 1-800/663-1144.

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