Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Thomas Clearwater Named Senior Vice President of Sales for Richfield Hospitality

 DENVER, CO, Feb. 9, 2011—Richfield Hospitality, a leading hotel management company, today announced that Thomas Clearwater has joined the company as senior vice president of sales.  He will head all property-level sales for the company’s 24-hotel portfolio.

“The outlook for the hotel industry is positive, with business and meeting business expected to improve substantially over the coming year,” said Richfield Hospitality president Greg Mount (top right photo).

 “Tom will develop and oversee execution of the sales strategies for each of our properties with a focus in 2011 on driving rate.  Our portfolio gained market share last year, and Tom will help us build additional momentum.  Combined with the electronic marketing expertise from our Sceptre Division, we have a formidable team in place to continue to grow market share and profitability.”

Prior to joining Richfield, Clearwater was vice president of sales and special events for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

 Previously, he was vice president of hospitality finance for GE Capital – Franchise Finance.  He is a former vice president of sales & marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, where he was responsible for managing the sales and revenue management functions for 30 key hotels in the Southwest market.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Ohio Northern University.

Contact:  Jerry Daly or Chris Daly, Daly Gray Public Relations, (703) 435-6293

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