Industry Update
Appointment 6 April 2018

Elise Gertenbach

Promoted Director of Group Sales
At Hotel Contessa in San Antonio - TX, USA

Elise Gertenbach

This latest advancement for Elise comes nearly 12 years after she initially joined Hotel Contessa team, where she most recently served as national account director for the 265-suite hotel. During her time in the role, she managed Hotel Contessa's business from the Midwest and east coast markets and earned Benchmark's highly coveted Platinum Award for sales excellence. Ms. Gertenbach has also held senior sales manager and sales manager positions for the landmark property. She began her career in hospitality sales at the Northland Inn of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

Ms. Gertenbach is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She resides in San Antonio.


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