Press Release – July 25, 2011
Seattle Meeting Hotels
CEDARBROOK LODGE APPOINTS MEREDITH MARA AS DIRECTOR OF SALES
SEATTLE – (July 25, 2011) - Cedarbrook Lodge, the No. 1 hotel in the world on the Expedia® 2011 Insiders’ Select® List and No. 1 hotel in the U.S. in the TripAdvisor® 2011 Travelers’ Choice® Awards, is pleased to announce the appointment of Meredith Mara as Director of Sales. In addition to this role, Mara will retain her position as Coastal Hotel Group’s National Director of Sales, which she has held since June 2008.
As National Director of Sales, Mara, a hospitality industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience, will serve as liaison between the hotel’s sales teams and corporate leadership by assisting with management, support and sales for the properties in Coastal Hotel Group’s portfolio. As Director of Sales for Cedarbrook Lodge, Mara will develop, execute and lead a successful sales solicitation strategy by market segment to meet or exceed established revenue goals.
“Meredith is a consummate sales professional and we are thrilled to have her on our team as director of sales,” said Scott Ostrander, general manager of Cedarbrook Lodge.
“In addition to fulfilling her responsibilities as Coastal Hotel Group’s National Director of Sales, Meredith’s leadership skills have proven to focus and motivate her associates, as evidenced by the turnaround she’s orchestrated at Cedarbrook during the past seven month as interim director of sales,” added Yogi Hutsen, president and CEO of Coastal Hotel Group.
Mara’s lengthy hospitality career includes more than 10 years in director of sales positions. Prior to joining Coastal Hotel Group, Mara was the director of sales and marketing for Coast Bellevue Hotel from 2005 to 2008 and a senior sales manager from 1999 to 2005.
Mara resides in West Seattle with her son who recently graduated high school. In her spare time she enjoys playing on a recreational soccer team, photography, reading, community service and spending time with family and friends.
For more information about Cedarbrook Lodge or to make a reservation, visithttp://www.CedarbrookLodge.com or call (877) 515-2176.
About Cedarbrook Lodge
Cedarbrook Lodge, rated the No. 1 hotel in the world on the Expedia® 2011 Insiders’ Select® List and No. 1 hotel in the U.S. in the TripAdvisor® 2011 Travelers’ Choice® Awards, is located at 18525 36th Avenue South in Seattle, Wash., less than one mile from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Its dining establishment, Copperleaf Restaurant, features quintessentially Northwest farm-to-table cuisine and was named a 2011 Top 10 New Restaurant in the U.S. by Gayot. Nestled on an 18 acre oasis of restored wetlands, Cedarbrook Lodge features the coveted combination of a convenient location, serene setting, exceptional guest services and more than 24,000 square feet of event space ideal for many occasions including social gatherings, weddings, business meetings and conferences. Cedarbrook Lodge is a member of Stash Hotel RewardsTM, a point-based program that allows guests at independent hotels to quickly earn free stays at participating properties. For reservations, call toll-free (877) 515-2176. Contact Cedarbrook Lodge directly at (206) 901-9268 or visit http://www.CedarbrookLodge.com.
About Coastal Hotel Group
Coastal Hotel Group is a privately held, Seattle-based hotel hospitality management company specializing in distinctive luxury hotels, resorts, inns, and lodges. Established in 1987, Coastal Hotel Group has earned a reputation for providing remarkable lodging choices for the discerning traveler. Coastal Hotel Group is a founding member of Stash Hotel RewardsTM, a point-based program that allows guests at independent hotels across the country to quickly earn free nights at any participating property. For more information about Coastal Hotel Group http://www.CoastalHotels.com.