SAN FRANCISCO – Cindy Ramesh has been named complex director of sales and marketing for Hilton Hotels of San Francisco at Union Square, according to Terry Lewis, complex general manager of the two hotels set in the heart of Union Square. Both properties are a short walk to Moscone Center, the Financial District and Chinatown. Ramesh is replacing Frank Manchen who has been promoted to executive director of Hilton Direct, which specializes in booking group events of all sizes for Hilton hotels worldwide.
No stranger to hotels with sweeping views of San Francisco’s bay and city skyline, Ramesh was most recently the complex director of sales for Hilton Hotels of San Francisco Union Square, a position she held for the last 10 years.
“Cindy is a great asset to our sales force, who will continue to maintain the great success we have in managing our clientele as well as mentoring a team of 21 sales managers,” Lewis said. “She is a strong leader and has won many awards for her service to the industry.”
Ramesh has been in the tourism industry for 25 years, starting her career in Monterey working for an assortment of hotels. For many years, she was the director of sales at the former DoubleTree Monterey Hotel and Conference Center and was instrumental in establishing the Monterey Meeting Connection. She eventually left to assist in the creation of the Monterey Convention Authority as director of sales and marketing. Ramesh then moved on to the planning side of the business and worked as regional vice president for ConferenceDirect in Portland Oregon, a third-party sourcing and planning company. In that role, she worked with Fortune 500 Technology Companies on their meetings and events.
For the past 10 years, she has been at Hilton San Francisco Union Square as the director of sales and since 2015 has also been responsible for the complex, which includes the addition of the Parc 55 San Francisco – a Hilton Hotel. Ramesh has earned her CMP and is a member of Northern California Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) in which she has received accolades as Meeting Professional of the Year (2002), Hall of Fame award winner (2003) and past President of the chapter (1999-2000). She is also a member of the national chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI); Professional Conference Managers Association (PCMA); and Green Meetings Industry Council, Northern California Chapter (GMIC NCC).
Ramesh is a graduate of Chico State University, and she resides in South San Francisco with her family.
For more information about and reservations for Hilton San Francisco Union Square, please visit www.hiltonsanfranciscohotel.com or call (415) 771-1400. For more information about and reservations for Parc 55 San Francisco, visit www.parc55hotel.com or call (415) 392-8000.
About Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Located in the heart of San Francisco’s bustling Union Square, Hilton San Francisco Union Square is a high-energy, world-class hotel that features stunning views and international sophistication. The hotel is steps from world-class shopping and under-the-radar locales rich with the history of theatre and jazz. Additionally, the hotel is convenient to the Powell Street cable car line, Moscone Convention Center, Chinatown, the Financial District, City Hall and the Civic Center. Featuring 1,921 guest rooms and 151 suites with city views, the hotel is home to a contemporary fitness center, one of the city’s only outdoor heated swimming pools and an array of food and beverage outlets with artisanal flare and modern atmospheres. Dining options include the grab-and-go marketplace, Herb N’ Kitchen, The Lobby Bar with signature hand crafted cocktails, gastropub Urban Tavern with international offerings and the 46th floor Cityscape Lounge with 360-degree panoramic views of the Bay Area and San Francisco’s most popular landmarks. As the West Coast’s largest hotel, the property boasts 134,500-square-feet of meeting and event space, including a 30,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, for scalable meetings from startups to Fortune 500 companies. For more information, please visit www.hiltonsanfranciscohotel.com.
About Parc 55 – A Hilton Hotel
Located in the heart of the San Francisco’s fashionable shopping and entertainment district, Hilton Parc 55 Hotel is a metropolitan, boutiquelike business hotel with an informal and comfortable energy. While the uniquely-San Francisco hotel is surrounded by the excitement and bustle of the popular neighborhoods of Union Square, SOMA, The Tenderloin, Financial District and the Civic Center, this contemporary property is an urban oasis that features world-class services and amenities. With 1,024 guest rooms and 54 suites, the hotel features picturesque views, 24-hour fitness center and extended access to its neighboring sister property Hilton San Francisco Union Square, which offers an outdoor pool with Jacuzzi. In addition to the on-site Michelin star-rated Thai restaurant, Kin Khao and Cable 55 Restaurant and Bar, Parc 55 guests can also enjoy shared billing with the neighboring Hilton property, which features the grab-and-go marketplace, Herb N’ Kitchen, The Lobby Bar with signature hand crafted cocktails, gastropub Urban Tavern with locally-inspired offerings and the 46th floor Cityscape Lounge. Parc 55 is an ideal location for intimate to midsized meetings, offering 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space and 23 flexible meeting rooms. For more information, please visit www.parc55hotel.com.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
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