Published on : Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Joel Contor has been promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing for the Chicago hotel of Kimpton Gray, effective immediately. Contor has worked with The Kimpton brand since 2016, starting as a Sales Manager at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel in Milwaukee. In his new role, Joel will provide strategic direction for the sales teams, actively respond to financial performance and ensure achievement of Kimpton’s short and long term goals.
Contor is originally from Brisbane, Australia and comes with over fifteen years of experience in the hospitality industry. He started his career as a Cabin Crew Manager for Virgin Airlines Australia, before taking a leap of faith and moving to the U.S. in 2014 to find his true calling in hotels.
Since 2016 he has been constantly associated with the Kimpton brand and joined the Kimpton Gray team as the Associate Director of Sales and Marketing in 2019 after he moved to Chicago. In his role, he played a significant part in hotel’s commercial marketing plan and execution, including originating the committee to drive internal and external marketing.
He also actively participated on the tactical emergency team to operate the hotel through COVID-19 operations and monitored the properties’ financial performance relative to budget and forecast. With his passion and experience he will certainly take the hotel to bigger and better heights.