The SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills recently appointed Jake Megrikian as director of sales and marketing. The appointment comes following the property’s $22 million rennovation. Megrikian will oversee revenue production for the hotel’s newly upgraded guestrooms and suites; meetings and events across 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including the refreshed Garden Terrace; and the hotel’s critically-acclaimed restaurants, including The Bazaar by José Andrés and Somni.
Megrikian’s experience in hospitality began at age 15, working from the ground up in the food & beverage and banquet departments at the Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan. Within eight years of moving to the United States, Megrikian acquired management positions in room operations as well as events and sales across Marriott International and Hilton brands.
In 2011, Megrikian joined the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills team as a senior sales manager. By working closely with the Los Angeles and California tourism boards, Megrikian positioned the hotel as a destination to major international markets.
Earning numerous awards for leadership and development throughout his career, Megrikian received the 2014 SITE (Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) Kevin Forde Spirit Award and served as co-chair of SITE’s Young Leaders program, which brings together future leaders of the incentive and meetings industries.