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John O'Donovan is Vail Cascade Resort's New Director of Sales

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Industry veteran brings a proven track record in luxury hospitality and corporate events sales

As Director of Sales for this Vail resort, O'Donovan will be responsible for developing and executing new market acquisition strategies, creating compelling sales programs to address market demands and building strong working relationships with current customers and prospects to ensure quality of service and client satisfaction. With an extensive background in luxury hospitality and corporate sales, O'Donovan brings an arsenal of award-winning sales strategies, best practices and a keen understanding of the marketplace that will prove invaluable as the hotel diversifies its sales efforts in the new year. 

Prior to joining the Vail Cascade Resort, O'Donovan has led an impressive career noted by various awards and accolades for his leadership, performance and achievements. Most recently, he worked as an Account Director for The St. Regis Aspen Resort and was responsible for generating new business and driving results through proactive market research and highly-personalized customer service. During his six year tenure, he earned 12 notable awards, including a three-time Elite Seller Recipient Award, a Circle of Excellence Award and a Starwood's Top Producer award. He was also the Assistant Vice President for Conferences & Events for Citigroup.

"A sales team is typically a client's first impression and I cannot think of a better person to have on the front lines leading that effort than John," said Garth. "He is a savvy businessman that brings the right combination of talents, leadership and charisma to strengthen our team and effectively lead our efforts. We are excited to have John on our leadership team." 

O'Donovan holds a Marketing and Business Administration degree from College of Marketing & Design, Dublin, Ireland.

About Vail Cascade Resort

Vail Cascade is a creek side, ski-in/ski-out base camp to the very best of Colorado — in every season. With the finest features of an alpine village, Vail Cascade nurtures guests with a wide expanse of natural beauty; Vail’s most comprehensive conference facility; the incomparable Aria Athletic Club & Spa; creative Colorado cuisine and craft beer in Atwater on Gore Creek; and a wide variety of accommodation offerings, including condominiums and private homes ideal for extended stays. Along with every amenity necessary to make the most of each stay, guests enjoy engaging experiences delivered by a team whose true passion is to serve and share the Colorado they love in the most genuine and meaningful way. Visit www.VailCascade.com and call 800.282.4183 for more information. 

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,600 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.

Lupe Hirt, MindSpeak Public Relations – 303.859-1762 – lupeh@mindspeakpr.com

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