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Join me as I interview one of the Hospitality indistires to minds in Sales & Markeitng, Vendo Toming Principal,VT Associates, LLC Mr. Toming’s hotel career started in the Hilton Management Training program at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, in Chicago. He was very quickly slotted into the Sales Department and rose to the level of Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing for the 2,100 room hotel before being transferred to his first Director of Sales slot.
The majority of his career has been spent in multi-property roles with several companies (Regional VP of the Springer Group/The Continental Companies; VP of Sales and Marketing for Pickett Suite Hotels; VP of Sales and Marketing for Park Suite Hotels, Regional VP of Sales and Marketing with Highgate Hotels).
The largest amount of time was with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts (16 years) with the majority of that (13 years) as Divisional VP of Sales and Marketing. The majority of that time was overseeing all Hyatt resorts (Hawaii, Domestic, and Caribbean). This included the pre-opening sales and marketing of 7 Hyatt resorts in the U.S. and Caribbean.
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