Karen Thomson Joins Paramount Hotel Group as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
FAIRFIELD, N.J., September 4, 2011-Officials of Paramount Hotel Group, an independent, hotel management and ownership company, today announced that Karen Thomson, CHME, has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing.
She will be responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing efforts for the company’s hotel portfolio, to include revenue management, marketing/positioning, promotions, social media, national sales and property level support. Thomson will report to Peter Marino, Paramount senior vice president.
“Paramount is on track to add 10 to 12 hotels to its portfolio in 2013, and Karen brings great depth and bench strength to our management team to support our expanding portfolio,” said Ethan Kramer, president, Paramount Hotel Group. “Karen’s 30-year, proven track record has received praise consistently both by her former employers and her peers. She has in-depth experience with the top premium brands and expertise in markets nationwide. She provides our hotels with the full range of sales and marketing tools and is well-regarded for her leadership. She will play a key role as we continue to expand our portfolio.”
Prior to joining the Paramount Hotel Group, Thomson was director of sales and marketing for the Crowne Plaza Times Square – Manhattan in New York, responsible for overseeing the generation of nearly $100 million in combined revenue. She is a former vice president of sales and marketing for Packard Hospitality where she helped launch six new hotels in Midtown Manhattan and Downtown New York. Her team at the Westin New York at Time Square was recognized by Starwood as “Sales Team of the Year.”
She is a past president of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Dayton in Ohio.