Sage Hospitality names Sonny Kerstiens Regional Director of Sales and Marketing

  • Sage Hospitality names Sonny Kerstiens Regional Director of Sales and Marketing

     
    POSTED May 22, 2018
     

Sage Hospitality, one of the top hotel investment and management companies in the U.S., has announced Sonny Kerstiens as the regional director of sales and marketing overseeing Colorado’s JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek and California’s Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa.

As a graduate of California State University – Chico, Kerstiens spent over a decade in sales at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, including more than three years as director of sales and marketing. Kerstiens most recently served as the regional director of sales and marketing at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown. He has overseen the sales team at the Napa Valley Marriott since 2013.

The JW Marriott Denver offers more than 9,500 square feet of urban meeting space, including Fireside, a 2,400-square-foot outdoor event space that offers two walls of glass retractable doors leading to a patio with fire pits.

The JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek is located in Cherry Creek North, a very prominent shopping and dining area. With 196 guest rooms and suites, the hotel features the Antoine du Chez, Cherry Creek spa, an Executive Lounge, a fitness center and Social Fare Denver Dining & Drinks, which serves a selection of comfort food.

Located in Napa Valley’s iconic wine country, the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa offers 275 redesigned guest accommodations, as well as outdoor garden spaces with fire pits, the full-service Preserve Spa and a swimming pool. The resort also features VINeleven restaurant, which serves American cuisine created by chef Brian Whitmer. Other facilities include a fitness center, concierge services and more than 22,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event spaces.

Realize Colorado, a destination management company, recently announced that Tina Schwab has joined its staff as director of sales. In her new position, Schwab will be responsible for business development, working with local hotel owners and developing client relationships.  

 

Bruce Dalton celebrates one year as Visit Aurora’s President and CEO. Dalton has championed Aurora’s role in the local meetings and conventions market through fostering relationships with the newest property developments, meeting planners, and must-see visitor attractions.

“Since last April, we’ve made some significant changes in the right direction. To start, our team of four has grown to a team of 12 to support 60 hotel properties with more than 10,000 hotel rooms in Aurora and the surrounding Denver Metro,” said Dalton.

 

Viceroy Snowmass recently hired Danielle McNair as director of business development for their sales professional team.

“Being the director is actually very similar to my previous sales leader role because much of what I do still relates to hotel sales,” said McNair.

As the lead member of the sales team, McNair is responsible for generating new business leads and revenue streams in the association, corporate meetings and incentives sectors.