• Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s Rachel Strong Receives Award

     
    POSTED October 19, 2016
     

Rachel Strong, a member of Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s group sales team, was named Hotel Site Experience Sales Person of the Year by the San Diego Tourism Authority. SDTA is a non-profit organization with the goal of presenting San Diego as a prime location for meetings and vacations. Strong received the honor at SDTA’s 2016 Sales and Marketing Workshop on Sept. 28 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina.

“We are thrilled to recognize Rachel as our salesperson of the year,” says Margie Sitton, senior vice president of sales and services, San Diego Tourism Authority. “The SDTA site experience program’s goal is to ensure that every meeting planner that visits San Diego for a potential program leaves knowing that they have found not only the perfect hotel for their meeting but also an engaged sales person committed to their success.”

Strong started off her career at Hard Rock in May of 2012 as the associate director of sales. She brought 25 years of hospitality experience to her position and is responsible for the booking of more than 35,400 rooms. Before Hard Rock, Strong was a leading sales person for the San Diego and Midwest markets for a decade.

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