MIAMI, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobu Hospitality announces Vice-President Sales and Marketing and Director of Learning and Quality for Nobu Hotels.
Nobu Hospitality, named one of luxury's 25 Most Innovative Brands by Robb Report, announces the promotion of Rachael Palumbo to the newly created role of Vice President, Hotel Sales and Marketing and also the promotion of Heather Hedrick to the newly created role of Director of Hotel Learning and Quality.
Effective June 1, 2016, Rachael's position includes responsibility for worldwide hotel brand, public relations, marketing, and sales. Under Rachael's oversight, hotel brand strategy, positioning and messaging shall be focused into a consistent framework, and hotel sales efforts will be further expanded to increase opportunities as Nobu Hospitality extends its global hotel portfolio. Rachael shall also continue to head up sales and marketing efforts at Nobu Eden Roc.
With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality sector, Rachael brings a powerful network to her new role. Rachael previously spent more than six years at One Only Resorts where she directly oversaw sales and marketing efforts at One&Only Ocean Club. Prior to this appointment, Palumbo spent over ten years at Starwood Hotels in sales and marketing strategically planning and implementing marketing opportunities at Westin, Sheraton, Le Méridien and W Hotel brands. Prior to Starwood, Palumbo worked with Swissôtel and Ritz-Carlton hotels.
Effective June 1, 2016, Heather's position includes responsibility for leading Nobu Hotels' professional development programming and monitoring service quality and efficiency. Heather will have oversight of and implement hotel learning, talent and leadership development strategies to strengthen colleague engagement and service delivery standards across Nobu Hotels developing and enhancing our talent and evolving future Hotel leaders. Heather shall also continue to head up Learning and Quality at Nobu Eden Roc.
Heather, a former teacher, was previously the learning and development manager at the Forbes Five-Star Mandarin Oriental in New York City. Heather was also the training manager at Kiawah Island Golf Resort which includes the Forbes Five-Star Sanctuary Hotel near Charleston, South Carolina.
About Nobu Hospitality
Recently named one of luxury's 25 Most Innovative Brands by Robb Report, Nobu Hospitality is ranked among an elite selection of global luxury hospitality brands. The natural growth of the Nobu luxury brand built on service, image and hospitality, offers the complete spectrum of hotel and restaurant management for unique projects around the world. With operations spanning five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in the world's capitals as the destination lifestyle experience. The first Nobu Hotel opened in 2013 as a boutique hotel within Caesars Palace Las Vegas and was subsequently named one of the Hottest New Hotels by CNN Travel, Top North America Hotel Opening by Luxury Travel Advisor, Luxury Travel Advisor's Award of Excellence and TripAdvisor's Excellence Award. The first Nobu Hotel in Asia opened at City of Dreams Manila in December 2014 and will be followed by Nobu Hotels in Riyadh, Chicago, London Shoreditch, Miami Beach, Bahrain, Los Cabos amongst other global locations. Nobu is strategically focused on further expanding its global portfolio of Nobu Hotels through a solid development pipeline. www.NobuHospitality.com
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