NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Royal Sonesta New Orleans has hired Kristin Crawford as its director of sales and marketing. Crawford brings nearly two decades of experience in hospitality sales, event planning, and client relations to her new role.
Throughout her professional career, Crawford has been responsible for the growth and development of sales and leadership teams at luxury hotels across California and Texas. In her new role, Crawford will manage all aspects of the hotel’s marketing and sales activities, highlighting the property’s luxury accommodations and amenities, including Restaurant R’evolution, Desire Oyster Bar, and The Jazz Playhouse. Crawford will oversee staff to help promote, coordinate, and execute on-property events and will assist with securing group sales for meetings, conventions, and conferences.
Crawford joins Royal Sonesta New Orleans after most recently serving as director of sales at The Adolphus, an Autograph Collection Hotel in Dallas. Crawford holds a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University.
“It’s our sincere pleasure to welcome Kristin as our new director of sales and marketing,” said Royal Sonesta New Orleans general manager Alfred Groos. “Kristin’s vast experience with luxury hotels makes her a true asset to our team, and her dedication to exceptional client relations fits perfectly with our mission to deliver standout experiences for all of our guests.”