Oakland, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 -- The Oakland Marriott City Center is excited to announce Dan Carraher as Area Director of Sales & Marketing and Nicole Hankton as Marketing Manager to the Area Sales & Marketing team. This team oversees all sales & marketing initiatives for the Oakland Marriott City Center, Courtyard Oakland Downtown and Oakland Convention Center.
Carraher most recently served as an Area Sales Leader for Marriott International in Portland, OR. Prior to that position, he served as Director of Sales & Marketing for both Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront and Westfield's Marriott Washington Dulles. Throughout his 30+ year hotel career, Carraher was awarded the Property Sales Leader of the Year, Marriott Convention & Resort Hotels, North America in 2006 and has been a sales leader for a number of Marriott hotel properties throughout the U.S.
Nicole Hankton took on a newly created position of Marketing Manager for the Oakland Marriott City Center, Courtyard Oakland Downtown and Oakland Convention Center. Hankton comes to the team with 12 years of experience in retail marketing management with such brands as Levi Strauss & Co., Old Navy and Whole Foods Market. In addition to her marketing experience, Hankton has experience planning events ranging from conferences & weddings to small concerts.
"We are thrilled to have Dan and Nicole join the team at the Oakland Marriott City Center," said John Mazzoni, Area General Manager. "Their years of experience in marketing and the hospitality industry will make an immediate impact as we continue to grow our business and contribute in Oakland."
As Area Director of Sales & Marketing and Marketing Manager, Carraher and Hankton will be implementing sales and marketing strategies for the three downtown Oakland properties.
About the Oakland Marriott City Center
The Oakland Marriott City Center offers stunning views of the San Francisco Bay, downtown Oakland and the Oakland waterfront and is convenient to Chinatown, Jack London Square and plenty of fine dining and shopping. Guests have easy access to the adjacent Oakland Convention Center and the BART subway system just across the street from the Oakland hotel. The hotel offers 481 rooms and eight suites on 21 floors along with 36 meeting rooms with 89,000 square feet of flexible space, five concierge levels, a new lobby, two restaurants, a state-of-the-art fitness center and outdoor pool. For more information, visit http://www.marriott.com/OAKDT or http://www.facebook.com/OAKmarriott.
About the Courtyard Oakland Downtown
The Courtyard Oakland Downtown is in the heart of downtown, near Old Oakland and Chinatown. Featuring a newly renovated lobby, spacious guest rooms and complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel, the Courtyard hotel is convenient for a weekend getaway in Oakland. The hotel offers 157 rooms and five suites on 5 floors along with an outdoor pool and garden, on-site dining at The Bistro and a fully equipped Fitness Center. For more information, visit http://www.marriott.com/OAKCD or http://www.facebook.com/CourtyardOAK.
Abby Heft, Oakland Marriott City Center, http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/oakdt-oakland-marriott-city-center/, 8773611107 203, [email protected]