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Hilton Orlando Appoints New Director Of Sales And Marketing
Dawn Walzak Brings 25 Years of Experience to New Role at the 1417-Room Convention Resort
December 23, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. - The award-winning Hilton Orlando is proud to announce the appointment of Dawn Walzak as director of sales and marketing. Walzak will oversee the full service hotel's group and leisure sales, marketing and public relation efforts.
"Dawn has been an instrumental part of our sales team's continued success," said John Luke, general manager, Hilton Orlando. "We look forward to continuing to harness her extensive sales and marketing experience and visionary leadership in her new role."
In this position, Walzak will oversee all marketing and sales activities while developing business strategies that drive growth, increase revenue and exceed business goals. Prior to her role as director of sales for the property, she served as senior vice president for Tishman Hotel Corporation, where Walzak was directly involved in the sales, marketing and revenue strategy of the hotel and resort portfolio of multiple brands including Starwood, InterContinental, Marriott, Radisson and DoubleTree by Hilton among other boutique and independent properties.
"As I'm already deeply involved with the sales operations of the Hilton Orlando's 1,417 rooms and 236,000 square feet of meetings and event space, I'm eager to expand my role within the marketing and public relations realm," said Walzak.
Prior to her 17 year tenure with Tishman, Walzak held senior sales roles with Westin and Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. She is currently a board member of the Florida International University (FIU) Hospitality Real Estate and Financial Management Task Force and FIU Industry Advisory. She is a member of Visit Orlando Citywide Task Force and editorial board member and contributing writer for Hotel Business Journal. During her career, Walzak has been named one of the "Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds" in Sales and Marketing by HSMAI and one of the "Top 40 Industry Executives Under 40" by Travel Weekly.
Walzak graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master's Degree in Business & Hospitality Management and received her Bachelor's Degree from Florida International University in Miami, Florida.
For more information about Hilton Orlando, visit www.thehiltonorlando.com or call +1 407 313 8400.
About Hilton Orlando
Central to every major destination Orlando, Florida has to offer, the award-winning Hilton Orlando offers upscale, resort-style accommodations that are equal parts business and pleasure. With a modern design and being one of the newest big box hotels in Orlando, the resort boasts seven creative dining options, five acres of recreational playground (including two pools and a lazy river) and 1,417 guestrooms including 53 suites, offering an ideal retreat groups, families, couples and business travelers alike.
Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL 32819. Website: www.thehiltonorlando.com.
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