Kelly Russell has been named Sales & Marketing Associate of the Year at the 2016 Hotel Management Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence (HM Awards), held at Sydney Town Hall on Friday 2 September, 2016.
Celebrating the best the accommodation industry has to offer in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific region, the HM Awards are judged by a select panel of 50 industry experts, leading travel editors and writers.
This win recognises Kelly’s work as Director of Sales at Sheraton on the Park; a role she commenced in 2013. In this role, Kelly oversees a team of 15 people and is responsible for developing and executing sales strategies that help generate and drive business within the MICE sector.
Kelly has proven herself in this role, successfully supporting Sheraton on the Park to achieve the number one position in the Compset for 2015, for the first time on record. Kelly achieved a total of AUD$8.75million in revenue in 2015 and successfully acquired 42 new corporate accounts. Consequently she was recognised as the Starwood Global Sales Incentive Winner for 2015.
“Kelly Russell has done an outstanding job since she joined in mid-2013. Her leadership skills and sales and marketing knowledge within the hospitality industry are exemplary, and she is an asset to Sheraton on the Park,” said Sean Hunt, Managing Director, Sheraton on the Park and Regional Vice President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Pacific.