Editorial Board Guest Author
Director of Sales & Marketing , The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills
Greg Velasquez currently serves as Director of Sales and Marketing at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills. A veteran hospitality professional with senior leadership experience across several luxury brands, Velasquez is a longtime Los Angeles resident and graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles.
Prior to joining The London, Mr. Velasquez was Chief Marketing Officer at Downtown L.A.'s Hotel Figueroa. Prior to that, he held the role of Director of Sales and Marketing at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills for several years.
Mr. Velasquez's luxury hospitality experience includes sales and marketing leadership at prestigious properties across the country including L'Auberge De Sedona, The Phoenician Resort, and The Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Arizona; the US Grant in San Diego; The Joule and the St. Regis Houston in Texas. In addition to his luxury background, Mr. Velasquez also served as Director of Sales at the Westin Pasadena and the Westin Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
Beginning his hotel career with the Kimpton Beverly Prescott in rooms operations, Mr. Velasquez quickly rose from front office management to reservations and rooms division supervisor, then joined Sheraton Hotels as Director of Revenue Management at the Sheraton Grande in Downtown Los Angeles. He was subsequently recruited by Four Seasons Hotels to serve as the company's first on-property Director of Revenue Management at their Doheny Drive location.
An early champion of social media for hotels, Mr. Velasquez is known for his innovative and forward-looking approach to marketing. He believes that successful hoteliers, while catering to their existing clientele, also develop strategies towards the demographic that will be their customer in five years' time.
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Mr. Velasquez can be contacted at +1 310-358-7748 or firstname.lastname@example.org