Industry Update
Appointment25 January 2010

Christopher T. Bracken

Named Director of Sales and Marketing
At The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Redondo Beach - CA, USA

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Christopher T. BrackenWith extensive hospitality industry experience, Bracken was most recently vice president of sales and marketing for “Visit Jacksonville,” an organization contracted to champion the growth of business and leisure tourism in Northeast Florida. Prior to that, he was director of marketing for Don CeSar Beach Hotel, a 277-room historic property in St. Pete Beach, Florida operated by Loews Hotels. For 13 years, he was with Interstate Hotels and Resorts, working as director of marketing for Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra, Florida. In addition, he was with Marriott Corp. for 12 years and held positions that included director of marketing at the Biscayne Bay Marriott in Miami and at Marriott’s Hilton Head Resort. A native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Wisconsin. In addition, he has received numerous accolades for his sales and marketing efforts during his tenure with Marriott and Interstate, including “Sales Team of the Year” and “President’s Award for Excellence” from Interstate and Marriott’s “Sales Leadership Award.”