Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa announces new Director Of Sales and Marketing
The?Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa?is proud to announce?Sonny Kerstiens?as the?Napa Valley?hotel’s new director of sales and marketing.
Kerstiens brings 12 years of group sales, marketing strategy, event management, top-line revenue growth, revenue management, customer service and owner relations experience to the position.
Kerstiens began his career in hospitality when he moved to the four-diamond Lodge at Vail ski resort in 2001 and accepted a position as a sales and marketing coordinator. The next summer, Kerstiens joined the?Vail Marriott Mountain Resort?family as a sales manager. He quickly moved up the ranks over the course of the next 12 years, becoming senior sales manager, associate director of sales, director of group sales and, ultimately, director of sales and marketing.
A graduate of?California State University, Chico, the?Northern California?native returns to his home state to lead sales and marketing initiatives for the?Napa?hotel after an award-winning career with Vail Marriott Mountain Resort. During his tenure as director of sales and marketing in Vail, Kerstiens and his team led the resort to record occupancy and top-line revenue levels. In recognition of their achievements, Kerstiens and his team received awards for 2010 Marriott Global Property Sales Team of the Year (franchise hotels), 2011 Marriott Global Event Management Team of Year (franchise hotels) and 2011 and 2012 No. 1 ESS Overall Satisfaction.
“I’m very much looking forward to my future with Napa Valley Marriott,” said Kerstiens. “I’ve met with my team here in?Napa, and it’s a very talented, energetic group. We’re going to have a lot of fun together taking on the challenge of promoting this?Napa Valley?hotel and spa to new levels.”
Outside of work, Kerstiens enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with his wife, Heather, and son Jackson. Their relocation puts the family in an ideal locale for outdoor activities. The hotel is convenient to numerous parks including?John F. KennedyMemorial Park, Lynch Canyon Open Space and San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. While in?Colorado, their activities of choice were skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, running and participating in sports.
The?Napa Valley?hotel and spa is in the heart of wine country and convenient to numerous additional?area attractions?including local wineries, the Napa Valley Wine Train and Sonoma Raceway. Ideal for business and leisure travelers alike, the?Napa?hotel boasts luxurious guest rooms that offer productive work spaces alongside deluxe beds topped with cotton-rich linens, custom duvets and plenty of soft, fluffy pillows.
Well-equipped to host relaxing getaways and productive retreats, the?Napa?hotel boasts an on-site spa as well as 13 meeting rooms with 12,000 total square feet of flexible event space perfect for elegant banquets and successful business events. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet in public areas and an on-site restaurant, fitness center, outdoor pool and whirlpool.