Vanessa is an experienced sales and marketing leader, having spent over 25 years within the hospitality industry. Vanessa joined the business from Interstate Hotels & Resorts, where she held the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing UK and headed up the sales and marketing function for over 60 hotels. The portfolio encompassed franchised hotels with Hilton, IHG and Accor, as well as several independent hotels and a wide range of restaurants, leisure clubs and spas.
Prior to Interstate, Vanessa was Director of Sales UK for Chardon Management which, at the time, operated over 30 hotels across 10 brands. Other career highlights include four years as Director of Sales Development for 36 IHG hotels and six years with Millennium & Copthorne Hotels.
In a brief departure from the hospitality industry, Vanessa was very successful as a Regional Director for one of the UK's largest training providers, where she grew her region from seven to twenty centres in two years. It didn't take long though, before her love of the hotel industry brought her back.
Vanessa is passionate about leading her exceptional team of highly engaged and motivated sales and marketing professionals and as a result, driving increased revenue to Valor hotels.