Merete Hotel Management has selected Mr. Eric Rock to serve as General Manager at the Element by Westin Bend. Eric will oversee operations of the 112-room Marriott hotel that will open in 2020. Merete has also chosen JoAnna Eisler for the position of Director of Sales at the hotel. JoAnna will oversee the sales efforts at the hotel, working with group and local businesses to meet their travel needs.
Mr. Rock has over 29 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and was the opening general manager at the third hotel built in the Element brand - the Element by Westin Omaha Midtown Crossing.
Ms. Eisler has over fifteen years' experience in the hospitality industry, most recently as a Group Sales Manager on the opening team at the Huntington Lodge at Pronghorn Resort. She began her career with Kimpton Hotels before working on the destination marketing team for the Aspen Chamber Resort Association. She served in numerous positions with Pearl Hospitality, including Director of Sales at multiple hotels, as well as Regional Sales Manager for the Business Travel Market for several hotels in Texas.
“Merete is thrilled to have Eric and JoAnna join the Element team," said Terry Goldman, Vice President of Operations at Merete. “Their commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service will create a strong presence in the Bend community and a lasting impression on guests of the hotel.”
Merete Hotel Management, previously InnSight Hotel Management Group, is an awardwinning hotel management company based in the Northwest, with hotels located throughout Oregon and Washington. Merete, in conjunction with Sycan B Development, is as a trusted investment partner offering hotel owners and those looking to diversify their investments a strategic hotel operating partner. Merete operates award-winning brand franchisees for Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Choice Hotels International. For additional information regarding how to partner with Merete, please contact Liz Dahlager, Vice President of Market Intelligence, at (541) 746-8444.
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