Andaz West Hollywood Appoints Kris Phillips as New Director of Sales, Marketing and Events

USA, West Hollywood, California. May 18, 2023

Andaz West Hollywood is excited to announce the appointment of Kris Phillips as the new Director of Sales, Marketing and Events. The property is one of Hyatt's boutique hotels under the Andaz brand. In his new role, Kris Phillips will primarily oversee and spearhead strategy for sales and marketing, in addition to conducting revenue forecasting, writing business plans, and closely with his team on all events taking place at the art and entertainment-centric property, which is known for being the first hotel on the famous Sunset Strip.

"It is our pleasure to welcome Kris to the Andaz West Hollywood family," said Julian Tucker, General Manager of Andaz West Hollywood. "In addition to his extensive knowledge of this industry and our key markets, Kris's sincere passion for client and customer satisfaction is undeniable and will make him a great asset to this team."

Phillips is an accomplished hospitality professional with nearly 15 years of experience and over a decade of sales management within the industry. In his career thus far, Phillips has fostered strong relationships and partnerships with clientele while servicing accounts to best meet their needs and boost profits. He started his hospitality career as a valet attendant for Hyatt, where he discovered his passion for the industry and grew to become the Sales Manager for Hyatt Regency Albuquerque and then transitioned into the same role at Hyatt Regency New Orleans for three years. Following his role in New Orleans, Phillips moved to the Greater Atlanta area where he assumed a role as Sales Manager at Grand Hyatt and then Director of Group Sales at Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia. Most recently, Phillips held the title of Associate Director of Sales at Thompson Buckhead where he focused on account sales, marketing, and management for lifestyle, luxury, leisure, corporate consortia, corporate business travel and entertainment.

"I am so thrilled to be starting this next chapter of my career at Andaz West Hollywood," said Phillips. "It will be easy to stay creatively inspired at a property that places such a strong emphasis on all things entertainment and art, while always looking for the next exciting experience to offer guests."

Andaz West Hollywood is a boutique luxury property offering 239 guest rooms, various dining outlets, the highest rooftop pool in Los Angeles which underwent a half-million-dollar renovation in 2022, multiple private event spaces as well as a ballroom with complete city views.

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