Boutique Burbank Hotel Appoints Hospitality Industry Veteran Ahead of Renovation and Rebrand
LOS ANGELES (Dec. 2, 2019) – Hotel Amarano, the only Four Diamond luxury hotel in Burbank, California, has appointed Jeannette Vasquez as director of sales & marketing. With 20 years of industry experience, Vasquez joins Hotel Amarano at a pivotal time ahead of its renovation and rebrand set to debut in Q1 2020.
Prior to joining Hotel Amarano, Vasquez worked with Hyatt Hotels Corporation for seven years as director of sales for Hyatt Regency Valencia and Hyatt Place Glendale/Los Angeles, which she helped launch as part of the opening team. She was previously the director of sales & marketing for Dimension Development and Interstate Hotels & Resorts, as well as the national sales manager for Visit Newport Beach, where she represented independent properties including Fashion Island Hotel and Balboa Bay Club.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jeannette to the team as Hotel Amarano gears up for its second act,” said General Manager Tom Whelan. “With years of proven success in like positions, Jeannette has the expertise and creative vision to ensure a seamless transition for our valued guests and staff.”
In her new role, Vasquez oversees all sales and marketing initiatives for Hotel Amarano, including strategic planning for group and leisure sales, revenue and marketing efforts leading up to, and following, the property-wide refresh.
About Hotel Amarano
Surrounded by film studio ranches once populated by Hollywood stars, Hotel Amarano—the only Four Diamond luxury boutique hotel in Burbank, California—enters its second act as a modern sanctuary evocative of Old Hollywood history and modern-day glamour. In Q1 2020, the 132-room hotel will debut a revived brand identity and property-wide refresh, overseen by hospitality interior design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), which includes upgrades to the lobby, restaurant, guest rooms and private event spaces. For more information, visit www.hotelamarano.com.
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