Huntington Beach, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 15, 2011
Huntington Beach native Christopher Anderson has been appointed Director of Sales for the Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau (HBMVB). Anderson will coordinate the group meeting sales efforts for the Southern California destination known as “Surf City USA.”
A knowledgeable hospitality industry executive with more than ten years’ experience, Anderson began his career as part of the opening team at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort. He went on to work for Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, Grand Hyatt San Francisco, Hyatt Regency Orange County and, most recently, Westin Maui Resort and Spa.
In addition to his hotel operations and sales experience, Anderson has first-hand knowledge of the client side of the group sales process, having worked for Orange County-based Meeting Sites Resource. “I am thrilled at the opportunity to be part of the outstanding team here at the HBMVB, says Anderson, “as well as to share the amazing meeting destination that is Huntington Beach (AKA ‘Surf City USA’) with my clients and colleagues.”
“Over the last year, Huntington Beach hotels have worked with the HBMVB to design and implement a citywide destination meeting sales program,” says Bureau President and CEO Steve Bone. “With Chris onboard to spearhead this new initiative as our first-ever dedicated Director of Sales, we will raise awareness of Surf City USA as a destination for conferences, retreats and events. These new bookings will provide additional direct revenue for the hotels and for the City of Huntington Beach, as well as indirect revenue for the City’s restaurants and retail outlets.”
Anderson currently resides in Surf City with his wife Clara and newborn daughter Mackenzie Rose. He can be reached at Christopher(at)SurfCityUSA(dot)com and meeting planners can submit RFPs thru the Bureau’s meetings micro site at http://www.MeetInHB.com.
About the Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau
The Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization of Huntington Beach, Surf City USA®. One of Southern California’s premier coastal destinations, Huntington Beach is the ideal location for a group meeting at the beach or a fun family vacation.
With 8.5 miles of wide-open white sand California beaches, Huntington Beach is a destination of choice for vacationers and business travelers alike. To plan your Surf City USA® vacation, or to learn more about Huntington Beach, visit the Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau website at http://www.surfcityusa.com or call 800-729-6232 for a free Visitors Guide.
Surf City USA® is a registered mark of the Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau.