Appointed Director of Catering
At Kimpton Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara - CA, USA
Kimpton Canary Santa Barbara announced today the appointment of Marybeth Gilliland as Director of Catering. In her new role, Gilliland will lead sales strategies, execution of events, oversee the catering team, and lead new business development for the 97-room luxury boutique hotel.
Gilliland has nearly two decades of industry experience in events and catering. Before joining the Canary, Gilliland served as the Event Director at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, where she led the planning and execution of corporate meetings and events. Prior to that role, Gilliland served as the Conference Service Manager at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort.
Gilliland holds an associate’s degree in resort and travel management from the Sawyer School.
Born in Lewisburg, PA, Gilliland moved around the country before settling in Santa Barbara 19 years ago. When Gilliland isn’t busy executing one-of-a-kind events, and creating custom catering experiences for Canary guests, Gilliland can be found cruising around on her motorcycle or sipping on an Old Fashioned at her favorite local lounge.