• Town and Country Resort & Convention Center Named New Director of Sales and Marketing

    POSTED January 6, 2015
Doug Phillips has now joined the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center team. He has more than 30 years of industry experience. Prior to this position Phillips was the regional director of sales and marketing for Destination Hotels. He has held several similar positions and had a variety  of experiences working at properties in Hawaii and West Virginia.
He was chosen to lead at this time since the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center is about to start on a thorough renovation project in late 2015.
"Doug's experience in rebranding and repositioning hotels made him an ideal candidate for our team," said Michael J. Slosser, vice president and area managing director for Destination Hotels. "We are pleased to welcome him and know that his expertise will be invaluable as we plan for the property's exciting future."
Additionally, Phillips is a board member on the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  


Doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and more were essential to sustaining the continued stay-at-home orders that helped fight the spread of COVID-19. Such workers put their health at risk for the benefit of society, and Nakoma Resort and the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce want to recognize them for their efforts through the “Send Your Heroes” campaign.   


Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.