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Published on : Thursday, January 7, 2016
Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, two premier hotels surrounded by the Walt Disney World® Resort, have appointed David Wahba director of sales. Bringing nearly 20 years of managerial sales experience to his new role, Wahba will lead the development of sales strategies across the dual-hotel complex. As director of sales, Wahba will lead the execution of group room sales for both the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, comprising a total of 1,498 guest rooms and 175,000 square feet of meeting space.
“We are excited to welcome David and know he will make a great addition to the sales team,” said Peter Kacheris, managing director, Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. “An avid marathon runner, David employs the same race training determination in the workplace, coaching our team to continued success.”
While the complex is already a renowned meetings destination in the Orlando area, Wahba will continue to drive the development of new sales initiatives and growth opportunities, enhancing the high-service standards and high-touch hospitality that group guests have come to expect. The Waldorf Astoria Orlando prides itself on True Waldorf Service, Authentic Moments, and Inspirational Environments, and the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek champions the customization cornerstone, offering a compelling and flexible setting for large conventions as well as small meetings.
Wahba’s career spans many of the most influential hotel groups in the hospitality industry. Most recently, he led the group global sales effort as senior director for Wyndham Hotel Group. Eleven years with Starwood Hotels & Resorts included tenure as director of sales for the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort where he also garnered valuable experience with dual-hotel properties. He led the sales and marketing teams at the Westin Beach Resort Ft. Lauderdale and Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Hotel complex, managing revenue generation for group, leisure and marketing activities at both hotels. Other previously held positions include director of sales and marketing at the Westin Resort in Aruba as well as director of sales at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Wahba holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
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