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Ms. Viadero

Vanessa Viadero

Director of Marketing, Turnberry Isle Miami

Vanessa Viadero is a hospitality marketing executive with more than 6 years of experience in digital marketing, communications and brand strategy. Her brand roster includes Fontainebleau, three AAA Four-Diamond Restaurants: Scarpetta, Hakkasan, Gotham Steak and sbe's portfolio of hotel and restaurant brands: SLS, The Raleigh, The Redbury, The Townhouse, Bazaar by Jose Andres, Fi'lia by Michael Schwartz, Katusya, Cleo, K Ramen, The Restaurant at the Raleigh and Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails.

After starting her career in Public Relations, Ms. Viadero quickly found her niche in Hospitality Marketing.

Throughout her four-year tenure at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Ms. Viadero held various leadership positions, guiding the overall marketing strategy and overseeing two new restaurant concept launches: Michael Mina 74 and StripSteak by Michael Mina. Her digital marketing initiatives, strategic implementation of the resort's custom website and CRM platform garnered significant attention awarding her the title of Team Member of the Year in 2013.

Most recently, Ms. Viadero served as the Regional Director of Marketing for sbe's Miami Region overseeing five hotels and seven restaurant brands with a focus on the strategy and execution of their marketing and public relations initiatives aimed at driving direct revenue and increasing brand awareness.

Ms. Viadero earned a Masters' Degree from Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality Management and a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Marketing from Barry University. She currently serves on Barry University's Young Alumni Committee and is an active booster to the Women's Rowing Team.


Please visit http://www.turnberry.com for more information.

Ms. Viadero can be contacted at 786-279-6533 or vviadero@turnberry.com

Coming up in June 2019...

Sales & Marketing: Selling Experiences

There are innumerable strategies that Hotel Sales and Marketing Directors employ to find, engage and entice guests to their property, and those strategies are constantly evolving. A breakthrough technology, pioneering platform, or even a simple algorithm update can cause new trends to emerge and upend the best laid plans. Sales and marketing departments must remain agile so they can adapt to the ever changing digital landscape. As an example, the popularity of virtual reality is on the rise, as 360 interactive technologies become more mainstream. Chatbots and artificial intelligence are also poised to become the next big things, as they take guest personalization to a whole new level. But one sales and marketing trend that is currently resulting in major benefits for hotels is experiential marketing - the effort to deliver an experience to potential guests. Mainly this is accomplished through the creative use of video and images, and by utilizing what has become known as User Generated Content. By sharing actual personal content (videos and pictures) from satisfied guests who have experienced the delights of a property, prospective guests can more easily imagine themselves having the same experience. Similarly, Hotel Generated Content is equally important. Hotels are more than beds and effective video presentations can tell a compelling story - a story about what makes the hotel appealing and unique. A video walk-through of rooms is essential, as are video tours in different areas of a hotel. The goal is to highlight what makes the property exceptional, but also to show real people having real fun - an experience that prospective guests can have too. The June Hotel Business Review will report on some of these issues and strategies, and examine how some sales and marketing professionals are integrating them into their operations.