Industry Update
Appointment18 March 2019

Amy Champagne

Named Hotel Sales Professional of the Year
At The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) in McLean - VA, USA

Amy Champagne

Amy Champagne, Director of Sales & Catering at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO, will receive HSMAI's On-property Hotel Sales Professional of the Year Award. Champagne began her career at the Antlers Hotel in 2000 as a front desk agent. Over the years, has cross trained in all facets of hotel operations. Champagne left the Antlers in 2012 for a position that encompassed overseeing multiple select service properties. She returned to her home at the Antlers in 2015, and was promoted to her current position in February 2018, where she oversees the onsite day to day successful operation of sales, catering, and marketing productions. Since obtaining her current role, Champagne has exponentially increased the hotel's overall revenue and cultivated a team passionate to provide the best guest experience in the city.

Champagne was especially cited for her leadership in the promotion and advancement of the sales discipline at the regional and local level, serving as a leader of HSMAI Southern Colorado Chapter and supporting and mentoring colleagues at her hotel and community. She also demonstrated sales and business acumen - from her keen business development skills to her work maximizing food & beverage spend on property and creatively utilizing hotel function space and partnerships to drive revenue in the slower season.

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry's leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth.
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