Kerry Flowers – Marketing Guru — @kerryflowerz
Big Cheese, Marketing Guru, Founder With over 25 years of relationship marketing experience, has companies as diverse as Hyatt and Kimpton on his resume. This Purdue educated hotel expert has founded 3 hospitality marketing companies including Kerry Hotels and Kerry Camp (Boot Camp Training for SUPERSTAR Sales).
Technocrat, Reservation Technology specialist Bringing over 20 years of reservations and hotel website knowledge with him, Cooper got his start at Radisson and Utell. After a few years with Design Hotels, he joined Kerry in his previous venture. He’s multilingual, loves to travel, and generally knows what he’s talking about.
Over 3 years with Genre, Chris is the lead sales person for corporate, entertainment and leisure accounts in the US market place for Genre Hotels. Chris’ call to duty is the all important corporate RFP, building positive relationships and booking the most recent entertainment group lead from one of his many clients in the marketplace into a Genre Hotel. Chris takes pride with his rolodex of contacts and working closely with CIBT Visa and Passport Services Worldwide. Chris charitable giving includes founding “2 Hands 2 Cans” community outreach program.
If the bill is late or the trade show booth needs red carpet, Chloe is the one with a plan. With a great pair of legs and a huge Facebook following, Chloe knows where to stay and where “it’s” at!
Social Media Marketing Specialists with Scene Marketing If these women can’t create a buzz, it’s not buzz-worthy. You’ve heard of E!, Talk Soup, and TMZ? Now you’ve heard of Scene Marketing! They make our Twitter Tweet and and our Facebook fan base grow.
Owner of Flowers Hotel Group Flowers Hotel group is the “sister” company to Genre Hotels, quite literally as Jody is Kerry’s sister. She’s a powerhouse of corporate, entertainment industry, and film festival travel specialness. LA, Cannes, Vancouver, New York or Toronto and beyond, she’s your go-to-gal.
Currently studying organizational leadership and marketing at Purdue University, Clay maintains our social media accounts for Kerry, @kerryflowerz and Chris, @GenreGQ as well as manages the Genre Hotels optimized website and portals. Any mistakes (yeah right!) or updates you would like to see, please email Clay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Ann is one smart lady. With an MBA from Fordham University, this CPA can get it done. And juggling the Big Cheese’s finances is no easy task!
James Napier — London Sales with Epoque Hotels
Epoque Hotels is our marketing partner in Europe and Latin America. James OWNS London, Paris, and more. If you need help in Rome, or Buenos Aires, he can hook you up with an Epoque Hotel or a colleague in the know.
The calmest webmaster in the West. With more than 32 years of marketing, engineering and software experience, nothing bothers this uber-greatful-make-you-feel-good HTML spinning, electron slinger. If you don’t like anything on this site, it’s his fault… You can learn more about David and his ultra-reliable web-services at truthentertainment.com.
This mother of 3 writes screen plays and loves to dance. Until her writing and dancing career takes off, she’s the Implementation Manager extraordinaire at TravelCLICK. She can, quite magically, get a hotel up and running on all the electronic reservation systems by bending space and time. It’s amazing. Stand back.
Markus Willard joins the Genre Team as our Wellness Guru. With over ten years of industry experience as a fitness trainer and nutrition consultant and an undeniable passion for health & wellness, Markus has transformed many people’s lives. As an added bonus, he also shares DNA with our sales guru, Chris Willard. Yes, Genre hotels likes to keep it in the family. Staying healthy and fit on the go is not always easy, but booking a FREE CONSULTATION to learn how is.
Advisory Board Members:
Sandra Vivas – General Manager – The Keating Hotel
Before joining The Keating as a member of the opening team and then on a permanent basis, Vivas’ experience included hotel management experience within Ian Schraeger Hotels, W Hotels, James Hotels, Hyatt and Hilton Hotels. Vivas believes that a successful career in hospitality management, as well as the key ingredients in hotel success, is an undying attention to detail; providing exceptional customer service; hiring, training and grooming the best staff through exemplary employee satisfaction; and the constant drive toward exceeding revenue goals.
Amita, CHSP is the founder and president of Pillow Mint Partners, a boutique sales and marketing consulting company founded in 2012. Services include competitive set analysis, brand maximization, and development of sales and marketing plans. Currently Amita is the director of sales and marketing of the Ambrose Hotel in Santa Monica, CA.
Growing up in the hospitality field as a self-described “hotel brat”, Jim learned from his father and eventually helped him start a hotel management company. As soon as he could carry a suitcase he would ride along with his dad when going to pick up distressed passengers. He was hooked. Now with over 19 years of hotel experience specializing in operations with an emphasis in customer service, he is now the Director of Operations of a small management company based out of Ojai, California.