HRI Lodging Names New VP of Sales and Marketing

KJWNEW ORLEANS—HRI Lodging (HRIL) has announced the appointment of Kristen Jordan-Wood as vice president of sales & marketing, effective Monday, March 2, 2015. She will have direct oversight of the entire HRIL/MetWest Terra Hospitality (MWTH) portfolio.

Jordan-Wood previously served as vice president of sales & marketing for the MWTH portfolio, a position she had since July 2013. Under her leadership, the hotel group relaunched Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa.

“Through Kristen’s guidance, the MWTH sales teams continue to stand out among competitors and succeed in enhancing revenue-driving sales and marketing initiatives,” said Gary Gutierrez, president of HRI Lodging, LLC. “I am confident that she will provide excellent leadership in her new role and look forward to her continued success with HRI Lodging and MetWest Terra Hospitality.”

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“Being part of the HRIL/MWTH family has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my professional career,” Jordan-Wood said. “I am thrilled to be able to take my next step within this extraordinary organization of passionate and dedicated professionals.”

Prior to joining MetWest Terra Hospitality, Jordan-Wood was an independent consultant providing sales, marketing, social media, and new business development expertise to luxury lifestyle hotels and resorts across Oregon, Texas, and New York. Jordan-Wood’s experience also includes multiple roles within the Morgans Hotel Group, Ian Schrager Company, and W Hotels.