Industry Update
Appointment10 October 2018

Vanessa Claspill

Appointed Vice President of Sales for Pivot Hotels & Resorts
At Davidson Hotels & Resorts in Atlanta - GA, USA

Vanessa ClaspillClaspill joins the company from Sydell Group where she served as corporate director of sales, overseeing the sales and catering functions for the 13 boutique hotels within its collection, including several NoMad, LINE and Freehand hotels. Prior to that, she spent time with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in director of sales positions at W hotels in Austin, New Orleans and Dallas. In her new role, Claspill is responsible for creating and implementing revenue-generating strategies for the luxury and lifestyle properties under Pivot Hotels & Resorts.

Davidson Hotels & Resorts

Davidson Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, full-service hotel management company providing management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise for the hospitality industry.
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