NEW YORK CITY—Loews Hotels and Resorts has announced added depth to its national sales team with the appointment of three new executive directors. Kerri Metcalf has been named executive director of Northern California and Northwest; Ramel C. Kelly for New York and Connecticut; and Brigitte Lundrigan for Southern California and the Southwest. In their new roles, each will focus on building long-term relationships with their respective corporate and association accounts for the brand’s entire portfolio.
“As Loews Hotels continues to grow, we have once again added industry leading talent to provide laser focus on some of our most important, strategic points of sale,” said David Wiener, senior vice president of sales, Loews Hotels and Resorts. “Kerri, Ramel, and Brigitte have nearly 50 combined years of hospitality sales experience, and each has the skills necessary to add new and grow existing accounts. Loews values heavily its business partner relationships, and this significant growth in the size of our national sales network supports that philosophy.”
Prior to joining Loews, Kerri Metcalf was key account director with InterContinental Hotels Group, where she was responsible for the outside solicitation, development, and maintenance of her West Coast territory. She also has amassed in-depth property level sales experience, having been director of sales for the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, associate director of sales at the Pan Pacific Hotel, and group sales manager for the Highlands Resort in Carmel. Metcalf has received numerous industry recognitions, including Key Account Director of the Year.
Ramel C. Kelly most recently was global account director for Dolce Hotels and Resorts. During her tenure there, she was responsible for providing account leadership through direct sales efforts with an emphasis on growing both Northeastern and international business. Kelly has held a number of hospitality sales and marketing positions, including corporate account director of New York for Starwood Hotels and Resorts, director of sales and marketing of Jersey City, N.J., for Hilton Hotels Corporation, and major market sales manager of the Hyatt Regency on the Hudson for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. She is a member of NY Legal Marketing Association, plays an active role in FICP and MPI Greater New York, and has completed professional sales training for both Starwood and Hilton.
Previously, Brigitte Lundrigan was vice president of sales for Krisam Group/Global Events Partners, where she established long-term relationships with key clients in North America, particularly the Western United States and Canada. Her career has included stints as director of global accounts for Fairmont Raffles Hotel International and director of group sales for the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Lundrigan served as a five-year board member and the 2010 president of Site SoCal (Society of Incentive Travel Executives Southern California), 2012/14 Site International Membership Committee member, and 2013/14 MPI Southern California Strategic Sponsorship chair.