The Statler Names Crystal Kennedy Area Director of Sales
Crystal Kennedy has recently been named area director of sales for The Statler, a Curio Colllection by Hilton hotel managed by Aimbridge Hospitality. In her role, Kennedy will also lead sales at Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre.
Kennedy comes to The Statler from the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, where she was senior national accounts director for two years. While there, she was responsible for selling the 1 million square feet of space at the Philadelphia Convention Center and more than 60 hotels.
Previously, Kennedy worked at Dallas' Hilton Anatole Hotel for 17 years. In her first eight years there, she worked in food and beverage operations at the 600,000-square-foot hotel. She joined the sales team in 2010, and was progressively promoted, ending as associate director of sales. In that position, Kennedy's team of seven managers generated impressive results, while Kennedy herself produced $22 million in total revenue in 2018.
"I'm looking forward to using my extensive experience with Hilton and my tenure in Philadelphia as building blocks toward our success at The Statler," Kennedy said. "The Statler is a unique, iconic hotel that will really allow me to use my strengths, along with my collective network, to drive event sales at the property."
Kennedy's accolades include being named a two-time Circle of Excellence Winner and the top 10% of sellers within Hilton Worldwide. Her accomplishments are due to her ability to devise and implement strategy and address challenging and complex issues head-on.
"We're excited to have Crystal on board at The Statler," General Manager Adam Gollub said. "Her results-oriented approach will really help drive event sales in this very dense and competitive Dallas market."