International Association of Conference Centers Appoints New Marketing Chair to Direct Aggressive Marketing Initiatives
Tarrytown, NY â€“ Oct. 10, 2007 - Tarrytown, NY â€“ Oct. 10, 2007--The Board of Directors of the North American chapter of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) has announced the appointment of Steve Sackman as chairman of its marketing committee. Sackman is the Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Destination Hotels & Resorts and oversees all sales, marketing, advertising and public relations initiatives for two premier conference center properties, Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center in Florham Park, NJ; and Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center in Tarrytown, N.Y.
A 20-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Sackman was formerly Director of Sales and Marketing-National Accounts for ARAMARK Harrison Lodging and previously served in a variety of sales and marketing positions with the Hilton Hotels Corporation, including the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel in New York City's Times Square.
Sackman and his co-chairman will direct a robust slate of initiatives that will expand industry relationships; maximize the associationâ€™s expanding technology efforts; promote understanding and awareness of the conference center concept; and broaden communication to and among its growing worldwide membership.
Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center is the perfect place to experience the traditional pleasures of the majestic Hudson Valley, while enjoying gracious accommodations, gardens and resort amenities, all within an easy ride of New York City. The first and one of the foremost executive conference centers in the U.S., Tarrytown House features 212 guest rooms and an array of recreational options, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two tennis courts and a fully equipped fitness center, sauna and whirlpool. Massage and spa treatments are available by appointment.
Set on 13 acres of rolling woodlands in New Jerseyâ€™s historic Morristown area, just 20 minutes from Newark Airport, Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center presents a beautiful setting for corporate meetings, social occasions, weddings and leisure stays. The property currently features 219 guest rooms and suites, 40 IACC Certified meeting rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness club, a range of exquisite dining options and a full-service business center.
Tarrytown House Estate and Hamilton Park Hotel are among the more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fifth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company, headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo., features a portfolio of more than 7,000 guest rooms, nine golf courses and 10 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Jackson Hole, Maui and Lake Tahoe. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.
Mary T. Prenon
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