The Vancouver, British Columbia, luxury hotel Rosewood Hotel Georgia has picked Jana Yackel to be its new director of sales and marketing. In her new position, she will develop and execute sales and marketing strategies for the hotel.
Yackel entered her new position with over 25 years of hospitality sales and marketing experience under her belt. In her most recent position, regional director of sales and marketing for Executive Hotel & Resorts’ luxury division, she oversaw the openings of the EXchange Hotel Vancouver and the SeaSide Hotel and managed revenue streams for those properties and Hotel Le Soleil. Before that, she worked stints as director of sales and marketing for the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa, the Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre and Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel.
Yackel has also worked as regional director of sales at River Rock Casino Resort, regional director of sales at Kimpton Group’s Pacific Palisades Hotel and sales manager, front office supervisor and catering manager for The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. Yackel is a graduate of the University of British Columbia – Vancouver.
“Given her wealth of hospitality sales and marketing experience, Jana was the clear choice for this position and we are thrilled to welcome her to the Rosewood Hotel Georgia team,” Caroline MacDonald, VP of global sales and marketing for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement. “We are confident that her dedication and regional expertise will prove to be invaluable and take the beloved hotel to new heights.”
Rosewood Hotel Georgia first opened in 1927 as Hotel Georgia. It introduced the Rosewood name in 2011 when it reopened after completing a full restoration. The property offers 156 guest accommodations, a spa, four dining venues and 9,847 square feet of indoor meeting and event space.