Industry Update
Appointment19 December 2013

Mary Hutchcraft

Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing
At B Resort, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista - FL, USA

Mary HutchcraftHutchcraft brings to the B Resort a depth of experience, having served 18 years in hospitality sales. Most recently, she was task force Director of Sales and Marketing for Hospitality Ventures Management Group at the International Palms Resort and Conference Center, Orlando. While there, she led a nine-person sales team, directing all sales and marketing initiatives for the 642-room property. Prior to that, Hutchcraft served as the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Reunion Wyndham Grand Golf and Spa Resort near Orlando. In this role, she coordinated successful marketing and branding campaigns between the resort and corporate marketing departments and organized cross-training and cross-selling programs for three properties in the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida portfolio. Earlier, Hutchcraft was Director of Sales at The Shores Resort & Spa, Daytona Beach, Fla., where she transitioned the property under new management, coming in under budget, while also achieving all sales goals.

B Hotels & Resorts

Headquartered in South Florida, B Hotels & Resorts® is a fresh and innovative alternative for today's business and leisure travelers. Introducing Self-Expression Hospitality™, B Hotels & Resorts® is taking the lifestyle hotel experience to the next level with distinct B Signature Elements that attract a broad spectrum of experience-driven guests.
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