The Design Hotels™ Future Forum 2010 will focus on „Hybrid Thinking" in the context of hospitality. Hybrid thinking requires much more than a multidisciplinary team – it requires a team of multidisciplinary people.
Kiepe joins The Edgewater from Columbia Hospitality, Inc., where she was the Director of Sales for the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie, Wash.
During her tenure there, Kiepe was responsible for overseeing the resort's sales, catering, conference services, and reservation departments in addition to managing marketing initiatives for the luxury resort. Kiepe brings more than 20 years of experience in travel and hospitality.
At The Edgewater, she will be responsible for overseeing The Edgewater's sales and marketing efforts. Previous to her work with the Salish Lodge & Spa, Kiepe was the Director of Sales for Bell Harbor International Conference Center; World Trade Center Seattle, Director of Sales for Argosy Cruises, and the Director of Sales for Holland America.
Kiepe brings with her a unique knowledge of The Edgewater, as she was the Director of Group Sales at the historic hotel from 2003 to 2006. A native of Seattle, she holds an Associate Technical Arts (ATA) degree …