Hotel Maya - A Doubletree by Hilton Appoints Allison Lesser as Director of Sales and Marketing

A Long Beach Hospitality Veteran, Lesser Brings Incomparable Sales and Marketing Success to the Southern California Waterfront Property

USA, Long Beach, California. November 04, 2019

Hotel Maya - a DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the appointment of Allison Lesser as Director of Sales and Marketing for the 199-room resort that includes Fuego, the 226-seat Latin infused indoor-outdoor restaurant and lounge; and 30,000 square-feet of indoor-outdoor meetings and events space that features the Lagunita waterfront pavilion and Vista Del Mar pre-function, outdoor area.

Ensemble Hotel Partners in Long Beach, Calif., owns and manages Hotel Maya - a DoubleTree by Hilton.

"Allison is an experienced hospitality professional with hands-on industry experience in hotels, restaurants, special events, tourism and convention sales," says Greg Guthrie, General Manager at Hotel Maya - a DoubleTree by Hilton. "She has a proven track record of leading and developing high performing sales teams."

Lesser has extensive knowledge and passion for Long Beach and in her new position, she will head up all sales and marketing activities for Hotel Maya developing and overseeing sales and marketing initiatives, including advertising, collateral, social media and public relations.

Previously, Lesser served as Vice President of Business Development at BTS Hospitality, a hospitality consulting firm. She was also Vice President of Event Sales for Patina Restaurant Group and Vice President of Sales for the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Additionally, Lesser honed her sales and marketing savvy as the Director of Sales and Marketing for W San Diego and the Director of Sales for Westin Long Beach. She began her career with Marriott Lodging as an account manager.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Hotel Maya - a Doubletree by Hilton is a full-scale resort featuring a Latin American-inspired property with a distinctive Southern California combination of spectacular, oceanfront views amidst 14 acres of lush, tropical gardens dotted with 500 palm trees in a modern, open-air setting, along with the largest man-made beach in Long Beach, "Playa at the Maya."

And to fulfill the culinary call, there's Fuego restaurant, the modern, Latin infused indoor-outdoor restaurant and lounge, that offers a unique seaside setting featuring 13-foot-tall glass walls that fully retract with seating inside and on the patio area. Fuego's stunning open-air views include the Pacific Ocean, Long Beach skyline and Queen Mary.

Hotel Maya - a DoubleTree by Hilton is located at 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802. For additional information or to make room reservations, please call 562-435-7676, visit http://www.hotelmayalongbeach.com, like http://www.facebook.com/hotelmaya or follow on http://www.Instagram.com/hotelmaya.


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