InterContinental Hotels Group Expands Americas Sales Team

by Jessica Montevago


Five new hires are joining InterContinental Hotel Group’s Americas Sales Team.

Laura Dinu will serve as director of groups and meetings for IHG’s corporate division. She will oversee all market meeting directors, focusing on increasing direct corporate group revenue. Dinu previously held a leadership position at Omni Hotels for the West Coast sales office.

Cindy Brewster joined IHG as a marketing meetings director, responsible for the development and solicitation of corporate group meeting accounts based on the West Coast. She was formerly director of international sales at Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants.

There are two new marketing directors for the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Areas and the Pacific Northwest.  Meghan Forbes is responsible for corporate groups and meetings; she previously managed the group and transient strategy of 30 of Starwood’s top accounts. Kelly King, the new market meeting director, will handle group business and developing new accounts. King has held multiple positions with Starwood Hotels & Resorts over the past 20 years

Finally, Stan Hershenow will lead IHG’s incentive accounts team, including direct responsibility for Maritz production. Most recently, he was regional director of group sales for Starwood’s Hawaii Region.

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