Industry Update
Appointment12 June 2019

Donna Esparza

Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing
At Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa - CA, USA

Donna Esparza

Donna Esparza was previously the remarkably successful director of sales and marketing for Marriott Hotels - Riverside, California, where she led her team to significantly exceed sales goals for 2018. She earlier served in the same position for Hyatt Place - Riverside and Hilton Hotels - San Bernardino, California. Ms. Esparza's career has included numerous important leadership positions in sales, including regional positions, and also within the public relations discipline. With a degree in marketing and sales leadership, Donna Esparza is a graduate of Sunstone Sales University, as well as the Marriott Sales Leadership program and Master Connections-Mastering Sales Leadership. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious career honors, including the Individual Property Sales Leader of the Year Award for Marriott Franchise Partner - North America; the Director of Sales of the Year Award for Marriott Riverside/Courtyard by Marriott, Riverside (a cluster sales office); the Director of Sales of the Year Award and Most Improved RevPar Index Growth Award for Hyatt Place, Riverside; and the Sales Excellence Award of the Year from Interstate Hotels.Donna Esparza is a member of Meeting Professionals International, the Society of Government Meeting Planners, and the Religious Conference Meeting Planner Association. She resides in Lake Gregory, California.

BENCHMARK

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a trailblazer in the development, management, marketing and owner-advisory services of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. In addition to the company’s established, iconic Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio, the newly-branded Gemstone Collection is a distinctive luxury portfolio of independent hotels & resorts in highly select and preferred destinations.
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