Holtrop brings more than 12 years of industry experience to the position
GRAND RAPIDS, Mi – August 30, 2023 – Emily Holtrop has been named as the new director of sales at the 226-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Rapids Airport. Holtrop will lead all strategic sales and marketing endeavors while supporting the hotel’s mission to provide outstanding service to guests. Located at 4747 28th St. SE, the hotel is owned by AWH-BP Grand Rapids Hotel and managed by SPIRE Hospitality.
“Holtrop’s passion for the DoubleTree by Hilton brand and extensive sales and marketing knowledge make her the perfect fit to lead DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Rapids Airport in achieving its business goals,” said Lisa Calhoun, general manager.
“I am honored to join the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Rapids Airport team,” said Holtrop. “My position here in Grand Rapids allows us to unlock new business opportunities and ensure our hotel is the top choice for guests traveling to the area, for business and leisure alike.”
Holtrop joined DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Rapids Airport as catering sales manager in 2015 and was promoted to senior sales manager in May of 2022. Holtrop is also involved in giving back to the local community, most recently working with Michigan Waterways Stewards to pick up trash along the Lansing River Trail, underscoring Hilton’s philosophy of service and corporate responsibility.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Rapids Airport is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 22 world-class brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard WiFi. Members also have access to contactless technology exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using Digital Key.
For more information or to make reservations, please visit DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Rapids Airport or call +1 616-957-0100.
Read more about DoubleTree by Hilton at stories.hilton.com.
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About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 660 hotels with more than 150,000 rooms across 53 countries and territories. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces. Experience a positive stay at DoubleTree by Hilton by booking at doubletree.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about DoubleTree by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/doubletree, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About SPIRE Hospitality
SPIRE Hospitality is a nationally recognized third-party hotel management company specializing in creating value for our hotel investors while delivering exceptional guest experiences and providing an outstanding place to work. The Irving, TX-based company’s diverse portfolio of properties includes unique independent hotels and highly respected brands, including Marriott and Hilton, and manages several independent resorts and lifestyle hotels. SPIRE is part of the AWH Partners family, which also includes AWH Development, a full-service real estate development company headquartered in New York. With more than 35 years of hotel operating experience, SPIRE is committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing hotel real estate value.