Kimpton Goodland Appoints Danielle Santilli as Associate Director of Sales

  • Kimpton Goodland Appoints Danielle Santilli as Associate Director of Sales

     
    POSTED June 12, 2018
     

The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel recently announced the appointment of Danielle Santilli as associate director of sales. In her new role, Santilli will be responsible for planning and implementing sales, marketing and business development strategies for the 158-room Santa Barbara hotel. 

“I was immediately drawn to the Goodland, mainly for its beautiful design and ideal location for those traveling to the Southern California area,” said Santilli.  

Santilli holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel, motel and restaurant management from Penn State University, and now has nearly 11 years of hospitality experience, including more than two years as the Sales Manager at Paséa Hotel & Spa. While there, she was responsible for developing and fostering business through various methods of sales, marketing and the creation of strategic action plans to drive revenue. Prior to Paséa Hotel & Spa, Santilli spent a year as a Sales Manager with the Hyatt Regency in Orange County. 

“Danielle is a wonderful addition to the Goodland sales team,” said Drew Parker, director of sales and marketing at the Goodland. “In the short time she has been with us, Danielle has already shown strong leadership skills, along with a fresh perspective on sales opportunities for the property. We have no doubt that she will succeed here at the Goodland and we are looking forward to the opportunity to learn from her.” 

With more than 20 years of diverse culinary experience, Chef Greg Wiener will be fulfilling his lifelong dream of returning to Napa Valley, overseeing food and beverage operations as executive chef at The Estate Yountville for the recently-renovated Vintage House, soon-to-be completed Hotel Villagio.

 

Thomas J.W. Voss has just been appointed managing director of the 1,048-room-Fairmont Austin, opening the summer of next year. He will be responsible for overall operations, performance and strategic direction for the newest and largest Fairmont hotel in the U.S.

With more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Voss has held a number of positions, including executive roles with Starwood Hotels.

 

It was announced in late February that during the month of March uber-restaurateur Stephen Starr would be introducing a unique "Support our Schools" program in his 20 Philadelphia restaurants.

Philadelphia schools have long been a subject of discontent and Starr’s plans to raise $100,000 during the one-month period would help support multimedia labs, elementary school playgrounds and six-week summer internships. Starr’s restaurants average 40,000 customers per week and diners would be encouraged to add a donation when paying their bill.

 
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