SAN DIEGO

Kimpton Solamar Hotel announced the addition of two new members to its management team, Lisa Martinez as conference services manager and Cassaundra Williams as sales manager.

In her new role, Martinez will be responsible for event operations and focusing on the citywide room blocks. A tenured conference and events professional, she comes to the hotel from Town & Country San Diego, where she spent two years as convention services manager executing events and overseeing budgets and forecasting.

As sales manager, Williams will be instrumental in the group sales efforts, increasing exposure and revenue and supporting marketing campaigns for the hotel. She brings nearly a decade of hospitality experience to her role, most recently serving as sales manager at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. Prior to Hyatt Resort & Spa, Williams held a role as sales manager for the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago and various front desk positions at Hyatt Regency and Holiday Inn properties.

“Lisa and Cassaundra’s strong leadership skills and notable passion for the hospitality industry and creating top-quality guest experiences make them a great asset for our property,” said Kate Connor, director of sales & marketing at Kimpton Solamar Hotel. “We’re thrilled to welcome them both to the Kimpton Solamar team and are confident that they’ll thrive here and help us take our events and corporate groups business to the next level.” 

Kimpton Solamar Hotel, located in the heart of downtown San Diego, offers 235 guest room, over 14,000 square feet of event space, Jsix Restaurant and Upper East Bar on the hotel’s rooftop.