The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Appoints Two New Leaders to its Sales Team
Kathy Van Vechten Named Director of Marketing and Sales, and Parker Miller Appointed Senior Group Sales Manager
PASADENA, Calif. – January 17, 2014 –The Langham Huntington, Pasadena has added two new leaders to its sales and marketing team, including Director of Marketing and Sales, Ms. Kathy Van Vechten, and Senior Group Sales Manager, Mr. J. Parker Miller. Each brings an award-winning hospitality background to the luxury hotel, which features more than 50,000 square-feet of meeting and event space and which is celebrating its 100th Anniversary throughout 2014.
Kathy Van Vechten joins The Langham Huntington, Pasadena from Omni Hotels & Resorts, where she most recently served as Task Force Director of Sales and Marketing, with Omni Hotels and KSL Resorts as Director of Marketing, Special Projects. Bringing more than 25 years of senior-level hospitality experience with a focus on the opening, positioning and marketing of iconic luxury resorts in the western states, Van Vechten has led the opening marketing teams of Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California, and multiple Four Seasons hotels and resorts both in Hawaii and Nevada. She has also served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa in San Diego County. In her role as Director of Marketing and Sales for The Langham Huntington Pasadena, Kathy Van Vechten will lead all sales, marketing and communications efforts for the luxury property, with a focus not only on its acclaimed group and events offerings, but also on leisure and business travel, travel industry sales, wedding marketing and the property’s acclaimed food and beverage and spa offerings.
Parker Miller joins The Langham Huntington, Pasadena as Senior Group Sales Manager, bringing an in-depth background in California luxury hospitality. Miller has held sales management positions at the Hotel Nikko and the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, both in San Francisco. Additionally, he has served as a sales leader for Southern California’s Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa in Dana Point, The Island Hotel in Newport Beach, the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, and The Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. In his new role, Miller will be responsible for group sales activities targeting San Diego and Orange County portions of the West Coast geographical market as well as portions of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, with a specialization in the Entertainment market.
“Kathy Van Vechten and Parker Miller are outstanding new additions to the sales team at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena,” said Mr. Steven Parker, Managing Director. “Their hospitality expertise and experience will be tremendous assets for our property, especially as we celebrate our 100th Anniversary with a full roster of special packages, festivities and events for 2014.”
For more information about The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, please dial (626) 568-3900.