Krisam Group (Krisam), the top national sales company representing over 250 unique Member hotels and resorts worldwide, and Global Events Partners (GEP), the leading partnership of destination management companies (DMCs) worldwide, are pleased to announce that Donna L. Marchese has joined the staff as Director of Sales in the New York office. A veteran of nearly 25 years in the hotel industry, Marchese has specialized in luxury hotels and in serving clients in the New York City area for most of her career.
"Few people know the New York corporate or luxury hotel market better than Donna Marchese," says Jim Schultenover, President of Krisam & GEP. " Frankly, with her extensive experience in the New York area and our line-up of luxury hotels, quality DMCs and extensive client base, we've got an unbeatable combination. I'm looking forward to a mutually beneficial future."
"I've known the people and reputation of Krisam and GEP for years and am delighted to now be representing their stellar collection of Hotel Members and DMC Partners," says Marchese. "This position is a great fit for me."
Marchese was most recently Director of Business Development for Executive Meetings and Incentives Inc. Prior to that she spent 10 years with the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company LLC serving as Director of Global Accounts in the New York Global Sales Office. While with Ritz-Carlton, she received the Golden Circle Chairman's Circle Award for outstanding sales achievement.
A graduate of the City University of New York, Marchese began her career with Marriott Hotels and Resorts and the Marriott Marquis Hotel, where she learned all aspects of the business from restaurant manager to catering sales manager to senior sales manager. She left Marriott to serve as National Sales Manager for The Roosevelt Hotel, where she repositioned and reestablished the reputation of the newly renovated landmark hotel as a premier meeting facility.
Marchese has also served as Regional Director of Business Development for Interstate Hotels Corporation and National Sales Manager for Associated Luxury Hotels International
Marchese started in the Krisam New York office on June 4th and can be contacted by email at donna_marchese(at)krisam(dot)com or phone 212-725-6161.
About Krisam Group & GEP
Krisam Group and Global Events Partners (GEP) provide meeting professionals with the finest four- and five-star hotel options, the best DMCs around the world, and the most resourceful national sales force.
For 37 years the companies have built their reputation on being long-term partners to their customers. The Krisam and GEP teams have the deepest industry knowledge and negotiating expertise in the field, and a relentless commitment to making sure their clients' meetings are a success.
Their dedicated professionals provide national sales support for over 250 distinctive member hotels and trusted DMCs in 92 destinations worldwide. No other company offers meeting professionals this breadth of options or depth of service. For more information on Krisam Group, please visit http://www.krisam.com and Global Events Partners visit http://www.globaleventspartners.com.
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