New Director of Sales brings a wealth of experience to Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin Downtown-University
AUSTIN, TX (Feb 5, 2020) – Hotel Indigo® and Holiday Inn Express & Suites® Austin Downtown-University has appointed Erika Crane as complex director of sales & marketing. Crane joins the hotel just as renovations are completed at Skyline Pool Deck and Bar.
Crane joins Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn Express & Suites from Courtyard by Marriott Columbus (GA) where she was selected as one of two Assistant General Managers to be presented during Marriott’s Eastern Region Human Capital Review.
“We couldn’t be happier to have someone of Erika’s caliber join Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin Downtown-University,” said complex general manager Jason Troncale. “Her vast experience not only in sales but in operations makes her a perfect fit for our properties.”
In her role, Crane directs all sales and marketing initiatives for Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn Express & Suites, including key strategizing for group and transient sales, revenue and marketing efforts.
About Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown-University
With 134 rooms and 15 Suites, the re-invented Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown Austin University is part of the first dual-branded combination of a Hotel Indigo and a Holiday Inn Express in the history of IHG. The full service hotel is located in the heart of Austin’s music scene, Red River Cultural District. The hotel is in a prime location and within walking distance to the famous 6th Street, Texas State Capital and the University of Texas. The neighborhood surrounding the hotel lives up to its reputation as a music center hub, with Stubb’s and Mohawk right across the street. The hotel has 4,500 square feet of meeting space including our beautiful outdoor pool bar area, Skyline pool deck & bar, which features a phenomenal view of downtown. Ladybird Kitchen + Bar launched in Q4 2018.
About Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin Downtown-University
With 171 rooms including 11 suites, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin Downtown-University is the first IHG hotel that connects as a dual branded hotel with the Hotel Indigo. The hotel is located in the heart of Austin in the Red River Cultural District. The hotel has a prime location within walking distance to the famous 6th Street, Lady Bird Lake running trail, and the unique sites that Downtown Austin has to offer. The hotel is also surrounded by Austin’s popular destinations, including Stubbs BBQ, the Texas State Capital, and the University of Texas. The hotel has a Skyline pool deck & Bar, one of the biggest roof top pool in the Downtown Area. This year’s IHG overhaul of the Express Start Breakfast Bar, will put the brand more in line with the quality offerings from competitors who also offer complimentary breakfast.
About StepStone Hospitality
Rhode Island-based StepStone Hospitality specializes in management of boutique, full, and select-service hotels and restaurants, to maximize value to StepStone clients. The company provides a unique combination of strong, hands-on operations, strategic management, and food and beverage expertise, while maintaining a balanced focus between revenue enhancement, margin expansion, and guest satisfaction. Additional information about the StepStone Hospitality portfolio is available at http://www.stepstonehospitality.com.
Regional Director of Sales and Marketing