Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Announces A New General Manager And Director Of Sales And Marketing For The Hotel Palomar Arlington At Waterview
A resident of Crofton, Md, Timashenka received his Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Timashenka takes a leadership role in his community as an active participate with the Alzheimer Association and as a member of the Start-up Committee for the Crystal City Business Improvement District, a public-private partnership to transform Crystal City, Va. into a world-class destination.
Elfa Cleofe, Director of Sales and Marketing, Hotel Palomar Arlington at Waterview
In her new role with Kimpton, Elfa Cleofe will be responsible for overseeing all sales and marketing efforts for Hotel Palomar Arlington at Waterview. With over 20 years of hotel marketing and sales experience at luxury hotels throughout the world, Cleofe brings a wealth of knowledge to her new position. Most recently, she acted as the director of sales for the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia for three years. Prior to that, Cleofe held numerous director of sales and director of marketing positions at several other Four Seasons hotels, including the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so and the Four Seasons Hotel New York. Cleofe began her career as reservations manager for the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC and New York before moving to the Four Seasons Philadelphia and later to the Four Seasons Seattle as corporate sales manager.
Cleofe graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in mass communications and a major in broadcasting. Cleofe is actively involved in Alliance Francaise, an international organization dedicated to promoting the French language and francophone culture, and she supports Dress for Success, a non-profit that provides interview suits and career development to low-income women. Having traveled to more than 30 countries, Cleofe is fluent in four languages and has lived in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Paris, but considers New York her home.
ABOUT HOTEL PALOMAR ARLINGTON AT WATERVIEW | Hotel Palomar Arlington at Waterview provides business and leisure travelers with a sophisticated, artful sanctuary just across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital. The boutique lifestyle hotel’s unique location provides some of the area’s most breathtaking views of the DC skyline. The hotel also features a destination restaurant, Domaso, and Domasoteca - a gourmet wine and cheese specialty shop. Hotel Palomar Arlington at Waterview is located at 1121 N. 19th Street, Arlington, VA 22209. For more information and to make reservations, call 703-351-9170 locally or toll free at 866-936-1001 or visit .
ABOUT KIMPTON | San Francisco-based Kimpt on Hotels & Restaurants is the first and leading collection of boutique hotels, throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 1981 by Bill Kimpton, every Kimpton hotel features personalized guest services, comforting in-room amenities, specialty rooms and suites, and provides a range of exciting culinary experiences through affiliated top-rated destination chef-driven restaurants. Kimpton takes pride in its commitment to social responsibility and leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare programs. Privately held, Kimpton received the highest ranking in customer satisfaction scores by the Market Metrix Hospitality Index for the entire year of 2007, exceeding all other hotel companies, including those in both the luxury and upscale segment. Among the company’s newest properties are the Hotel Monaco Alexandria and Jackson 20 restaurant in Virginia, which opened in January 2008, and the Hotel Palomar Los Angeles in Westwood and the adjacent BLVD 16 restaurant, which opened in May 2008. Additional projects are underway in Florida, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago and Virginia. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-KIMPTON.
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