Aqua Hotels & Resorts appointments in Sales & Marketing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2012
WAIKIKI BEACH, Hawaii – Aqua Hotels & Resorts, (www.aquaresorts.com), announced recent appoints in the sales & marketing departments. “I am thrilled to welcome this group of smart and creative self-starters to our sales & marketing team,” said Elizabeth Churchill, Sr. VP Sales & Marketing. “These bright individuals are ready to meet the challenges of today’s visitor industry and their experience and expertise ensures forward thinking and quick action.”
Nicole Darity, Director of Sales – Military & Government
Darity comes to Aqua from USO Hawaii. As interim director of the local office, she increased community awareness by 35% through dedicated partnerships and sponsorships. In this role she assisted USO missions with her protocol expertise in military customs, courtesies and policies. Her extensive knowledge of the Military and Government markets will allow Aqua to continue to grow this very significant segment.
Darity received a B.S. in Business Administration / Information Technology from Colorado Technical University. She can be reached at: [email protected]
Peter Sheehan, Assistant Contract Sales Manager
Prior to joining Aqua, Sheehan has held various positions in customer service, research and sales within several industries including hospitality and travel. Most recently, he was Global Accounts Coordinator at Avis Budget Group. His focus at Aqua is handling the contracting responsibilities for the company’s 22 properties statewide.
Sheehan is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Business Management and can be reached at: [email protected].
Lisa Bankston, Senior eCommerce Manager
Most recently, Bankston was with JCPenney’s Digital Ventures Division where she was Director of Digital Marketing overseeing their email marketing strategy, search engine marketing, display advertising, social marketing platform, web analytics and affiliate marketing. Her extensive eCommerce background will be of great value to Aqua’s online strategies team.
Bankston has a BA in Economics from Johnson C. Smith University and an MBA in International Business from George Washington University. She can be reached at: [email protected]
Elizabeth Hough, Assistant Online Marketing Manager
Hough comes to Aqua from Sodexo where she was Marketing Coordinator, handling the website, social media and development of all marketing collateral. In her new position with Aqua, she works closely with the online marketing team to upgrade content on the aquaresorts.com website, all standalone property sites as well as develop the new brand websites.
Hough holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business with a Marketing Focus from the University of Hawaii. She can be reached at: [email protected]
About Aqua Hotels & Resorts
Aqua Hotels & Resorts is a Hawaii-based management company founded in 2001. Headquartered in Waikiki, the company provides independent hoteliers and individual owners with full-service management including sales, marketing, Internet distribution, individualized branding, reservations as well as revenue management to maximize profitability.
Currently representing 22 contemporary properties on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii Island, Aqua offers luxury lifestyle full-service resorts, stylish boutique hotels, comfortable budget properties and a historic hotel within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For more information on the company and individual hotels, visit www.aquaresorts.com or call 1-808-943-9291.
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