Kimpton Solamar appoints business development manager

Martha Elwell By Martha Elwell
22 November 2017 | Updated 22 November 2017

US: Lauren Petersen named as Kimpton Hotel Solamar business development manager

Kimpton Hotel Solamar has announced the appointment of Lauren Petersen as its new business development manager.

Petersen will be responsible for increasing exposure for the 235-room San Diego hotel through development of client relationships, creating new partnerships within the East Village community, programming of events and promotions and expansion of the hotel's social media presence.

Petersen has been promoted from the role of catering sales manager for Kimpton Solamar; she has held that role since March 2014. Prior to her time with Kimpton, she spent two years as catering sales and e-commerce manager at the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown, where she was responsible for all catering sales efforts, as well as managing digital channels and website presence.

Kate Connor, Director of Sales and Marketing at Kimpton Solamar Hotel said: "It's been a pleasure to work with Lauren over the past few months since I've joined the Kimpton Solamar team, and I've consistently seen only top-quality work from her. Lauren's undeniable passion for the hospitality industry and the Kimpton brand, as well as her creativity and commitment to delivering unforgettable guest and group experiences make her a true asset to the team and I look forward to seeing what she creates in her new role, as she grows within the Kimpton brand."

Commenting on her appointment Petersen said: "I'm thrilled to step into a new role at Kimpton Solamar and continue to expand the already successful programming here, while bringing new opportunities to the property, creating strategic local partnerships and executing on new ideas to enhance the guest experience."

Kimpton Solamar Hotel is a boutique hotel in the centre of downtown San Diego. San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a collection of boutique hotels, acknowledged as one of the first brands to bring the boutique hotel concept to the United States.

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