SEATTLE, Wash.

Hotel 116, a 176-room property announced the appointment of Jeff Running as its new director of sales and marketing.

In his new position, Running will be responsible for overseeing the property’s sales and marketing team and working closely with appropriate departments to create and execute strategic marketing initiatives to drive sales in target markets.

Running brings more than 15 years of sales and hospitality experience to his new role at the Coast Hotels-managed property.

Most recently, he held the position of sales manager at Embassy Suites Seattle-Pioneer Square, where he focused primarily on corporate group and transient sales. Prior to Embassy Suites, Running worked for a number of other notable hospitality companies, including Hyatt and Kimpton Hotels.

His extensive background in sales, incomparable interpersonal skills and proven track record of significantly increasing sales revenue make him well equipped to drive hotel business and ensure that the client experience exceeds expectations.

Hotel 116 have nine meeting rooms totaling over 7,700 square feet that can accommodate up to 350 guests.