Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Names Kathleen Barone Vice President, Global Sales & Strategic Accounts

 ARLINGTON, VA., Oct/ 19, 2010—Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the United States’ largest independent hotel management company, today announced that Kathleen Barone (top right photo) has joined the company as vice president, global sales and strategic accounts.

 She previously served as director of sales and marketing at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott in Pennsylvania.

 In her new position, Barone will be responsible for reinforcing relationships with major corporate accounts and supporting IHR hotels’ national account sales efforts.  She will report to George Brennan, Interstate’s executive vice president, sales and marketing.

“Kathleen’s diverse industry background in hotel sales and marketing, training and development, revenue management, and food and beverage, adds significant depth to our corporate sales capabilities,” Brennan said.

  “Her previous experience with Interstate, Marriott Corporation and Carlson Companies, combined with her record of achievement and proactive leadership, will make her effective in this position.”

While with the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, Barone received Marriott’s Eastern Region Director of Sales and Marketing award in 2009, and Marriott’s Global Director of Sales and Marketing award and the Eastern Region Director of Sales and Marketing award in 2008.

 The awards were based on total hotel revenue achievements and outstanding leadership in the
 For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts, visit the company’s Web site: http://www.ihrco.com/.


Jerry Daly, Carol McCune                              Carrie McIntyre
Media                                                            SVP, Treasurer
Daly Gray                                                       Interstate Hotels & Resorts
(703) 435-6293                                              (703) 387-3320
jerry@dalygray.com                                       carrie.mcintyre@ihrco.com

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