Interstate Europe appoints new regional sales director
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Leading third-party hotel management company, Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts, has appointed a new Regional Director of Sales to its growing team in the UK.
Wendy Benson joins the Glasgow-based firm after a lengthy career in hospitality sales, bringing a wealth of experience to the role from previous posts at De Vere Hotels, The Principle Hotel Company and InterContinental Hotels Group.
In her new role, Wendy will be responsible for managing sales at properties in locations such as Edinburgh, London, Aberdeen, Durham and Stevenage.
Wendy, who lives in County Durham, said: “I’ve spent my whole career in the hospitality sector, working my way up and gaining experience across the industry, from conferences and events through to hotel sales.
“I love the variety of the industry and in my new post with Interstate, I will be working with a very diverse range of properties – from city centre to rural as well as airports.
“I’m looking forward to working with each of the individual hotel sales teams to build on the great work they’re already doing and maximising returns for our owners in each location.”
Over the last decade of her career in hospitality, Wendy has built up extensive experience in the independent luxury hotel sector, having been involved in the openings of properties including Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Gold and Spa in County Durham, a new £9million spa at Swinton Park in North Yorkshire, and the repositioning of Seaham Hall as a five-star spa destination.
Nicholas Northam, Managing Director for Interstate Europe, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Wendy to the team.
“Wendy brings with her a wealth of valuable industry sales experience and I’m confident she’ll flourish in her new role here with Interstate, as we continue to expand our UK portfolio.”
Interstate Europe is the UK’s only dedicated third-party management company, with an operational portfolio of 70 managed hotels across the UK and Western Europe.
For further information, visit www.interstatehotels.co.uk.