The Garden Court Hotel in downtown Palo Alto introduces Connie Villeta, an established sales and management professional, as the new Director of Sales and Marketing. Villeta, a 15 year veteran of California’s hospitality industry, will use her experience to raise the hotel’s awareness regionally and nationally. In her new role, Villeta will guide the property’s day-to-day and long term sales and marketing goals along with overseeing the public relations and social media efforts.
“We know Connie Villeta will be a key player in achieving strong sales and marketing growth at the Garden Court,” said Jan Henningsen, representative of the HotelCrafters, the management company operating the hotel. “Her industry and management experience, along with her willingness to work as a team with our employees will further our hotel’s success in the region,” said Henningsen.
Villeta brings strong West Coast and Northern California based hospitality knowledge with her to the Garden Court. Most recently she was the Western Regional Sales Manager with Hilton Worldwide where she cross-sold for 20 hotels with in the area and helped to maximize revenue for those properties. Prior, she was the Director of Business Travel Sales at the Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport. She has also worked in director of sales positions for Larkspur Hotels and Restaurants in Milpitas and the Hilton Garden Inn in South San Francisco.