Industry Update
Appointment16 January 2019

Sade Lee

Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing
At San Francisco Proper Hotel - CA, USA

Sade Lee

A Bay Area native, with more than 12 years of lifestyle hospitality experience, Lee brings a wealth of knowledge to San Francisco Proper. Most recently, Sade served as the Associate Director of Sales for Kimpton Everly Hotel, where she launched Kimpton's new Hollywood flagship, oversaw business travel and leisure segments, and lead the team in a successful opening year. Previously, she held roles with W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills, Kimpton Washington DC and Los Angeles, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. As Director of Sales and Marketing, Sade will oversee strategic corporate and group sales as well as focus on increasing the visibility of San Francisco Proper Hotel in making them a San Francisco staple.

Proper Hospitality, LLC.

Founded by Brad Korzen, Brian De Lowe, and Alex Samek, Proper Hospitality designs, brands, and operates high-end lifestyle hospitality experiences under the Proper Hotels and Residences and Avalon Hotels Brands.
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