Kimpton Hotel Solamar hires Rosaline Verhoog, promotes Crystal Wagner

Amy Horsfield By Amy Horsfield
01 February 2019 | Updated 01 February 2019

US: Rosaline Verhoog has been appointed group sales manager and promotion of Crystal Wagner to sales coordinator of the 235-room downtown San Diego boutique hotel.

As group sales manager, Verhoog will lead group sales efforts east of the Rocky Mountains with a focus on government, social, military, education, religious, fraternal, law, non-profit foundations and associations, entertainment, and corporate, increasing exposure and revenue and supporting marketing campaigns for the boutique San Diego hotel.

A tenured hospitality industry professional, Verhoog comes to Kimtpon Solamar Hotel from Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa, where she held a role as executive meeting sales manager. At Estancia, she found her passion for group sales, organising team outing. She also held various roles at other San Diego hotels including W San Diego, Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, and US Grant.

Verhoog earned her bachelor's degree in hospitality and tourism management from San Diego State University. 

As executive meeting manager, Crystal Wagner will be focused on both booking small groups across all market segments and working with the planners to detail the group and meeting specifications to execute flawless programs. In addition, Crystal will manage the social media marketing efforts for the hotel.

Wagner joined Kimpton Solamar Hotel in 2016, as guest services agent, where she elevated the guest experience by providing friendly and knowledgeable guidance about the local area, attractions, restaurants events, hotel property and amenities. Prior to her time at Kimpton, Wagner held various roles in retail and sales management for over 15 years.

Wagner holds a bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising and Product Development from Kent State University.  

Kate Connor, director of sales and marketing at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, said: "Rosaline and Crystal's passion for the hospitality industry, strong leadership skills and unwavering focus on elevating the guest experience make them such a great asset for our property. We are pleased to have them both strengthen our Kimpton Solamar Hotel family in their new roles and are confident they'll make a notable impact in continuing to elevate the hotel's position as San Diego's leader in guest service and unforgettable corporate group experiences."

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