Hilton's Hotel Philips in Kansas City signs on new director of sales

Photo credit: Hotel Phillips Kansas City (Sarah DeVault will take over as director of sales for the boutique hotel, which is a member of Hilton's Curio Collection.)

Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection by Hilton, appointed Sarah DeVault to director of sales & marketing. In this role, DeVault oversees the strategic development of the hotel’s marketing and sales teams at the 216-room hotel.

“I am honored to continue my hospitality career in Kansas City at the iconic Hotel Phillips,” DeVault said in a statement. “The hotel is filled with rich history and fantastic stories that I look forward to sharing with our guests.”  

DeVault brings more than 15 years of experience to the position having held a variety of hotel sales leadership roles. Prior to joining the Hotel Phillips team, DeVault served as the director of sales & marketing of The Aladdin Hotel, a 193-room boutique hotel in downtown Kansas City. DeVault’s sales portfolio also includes Hyatt Place, Overland Park, Kansas; Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo.; and the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Manhattan, Kansas.

A graduate of Emporia State University, DeVault majored and graduated with a bachelor of arts in communications. In addition to her role as director of sales & marketing for Hotel Phillips, DeVault is a member of several industry organizations and the former Quixotic Foundation board president. DeVault enjoys spending time with her fiancé and soon-to-be bonus children, as well as volunteering for several local nonprofit organizations.

Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection by Hilton, is owned by Arbor Lodging Partners and managed by Arbor Lodging Management. The boutique hotel is located in downtown Kansas City. The hotel opened its doors in 1931 and recently completed a $20-million renovation that touched nearly every aspect of the hotel. The 20-story hotel has 216 guestrooms and suites, eclectic dining and beverage offerings at its three onsite venues—Tavernonna Italian Kitchen, P.S. Speakeasy cocktail parlor and Kilo Charlie Coffee Bar—unique visual and performing arts collaborations through its ArtLight program and art deco style. Hotel Phillips is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.