Corinthia Hotels has appointed Diane Parker to the role of head of sales for the eastern region, USA.
Working closely with, Stephane Trycionka, director of sales and marketing at Corinthia London, and with the directors of sales and marketing at Corinthia Hotels in Budapest, Lisbon and Malta, her territories will cover the eastern region of the USA and Canada, Chicago and the Mid-West, as well as Brazil.
Parker will cover travel trade, corporate and entertainment business from these territories.
She has over 15 years’ experience working within the hospitality sales industry and joins Corinthia Hotels from her previous role as director of leisure sales for Chicago and Toronto at The Trump Hotels Collection, which she held for six years.
Before joining Trump Hotels Diane worked and lived in South Africa as part of the opening team for the One&Only in Cape Town, The Saxon Hotel in Sandton, and the Park Hyatt in Rosebank.
“Joining the team at Corinthia Hotels is the perfect next step in my career.
“I look forward to working with the hotel group as it continues to grow business from the USA in 2016 and beyond,” said Parker.
Diane joins the existing US team of Marianne Kassapian, director of sales based on property in London; Raffaella Manetti, head of sales, western region based in LA; and another newcomer to the team, Vanessa Holve, sales co-ordinator for the Americas.
Welcoming her appointment, Trycionka said “We are delighted to welcome Diane to the Corinthia family.
“She joins the group at a very exciting time, as our five-star hotels continue to refine and grow their product and reputation, attracting increasing leisure and corporate business from the USA.”