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Resort Names New Director of Sales & Marketing

Representatives from Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island have named Chris Bracken as its new director of sales and marketing. In his new position, Bracken will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day sales operations of the resort and will work hand-in-hand with Jay Wiendl, the resort’s general manager, to ensure marketing strategies maximize resort revenue.
Previously, Bracken served as the director of sales and marketing with Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He has more than three decades of tourism and hospitality experience having worked with brands such as Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Portofino Hotel & yacht club, Visit Jacksonville, Don CeSar Beach Resort, Marriott Biscayne Bay and Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa.
Bracken received his bachelor’s of science degree in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
“We’re excited to have Chris join our team,” said Jay Wiendl, general manager of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. “He brings with him a tremendous amount of sales and marketing experience, as well as effective leadership skills to support our new resort’s goals and strategic plans.”
This May, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island officially completed a $30M renovation, including 22,500 square feet of all-new meeting and event space, and represents the only all-new resort to open on Hilton Head Island this year.
The Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is located at 130 Shipyard Drive in Hilton Head Island, S.C. For more information about Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, visit www.Sonesta.com/HiltonHeadIsland.
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is a AAA approved Four Diamond resort offering 340 guestrooms and suites overlooking lushly landscaped semitropical gardens, with spectacular beach and lagoon-style swimming pool. Its first-class amenities include several dining options, health spa, fitness center and lap pool. The resort also features 22,500 square feet of meeting and event space, including a beachfront Pavilion and a 24-hour business center. Complimentary transportation is provided to and from the world-class golf and tennis offerings available within Hilton Head’s Shipyard complex. The resort is situated 45 miles from Savannah, GA, and seven miles from Hilton Head Island airport, in an area surrounded by outdoor recreation, shopping and fine dining.
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