Rydges Rotorua

Event Hospitality and Entertainment has appointed Tracy Martin as national director of sales for Event Hotels and Resorts New Zealand.

Martin is no newcomer to the hotel industry, with over 30 years of hospitality and travel sales experience. She has previously worked for Protea Hotels, Southern Sun, Mantis Collection and Red Carnation Hotel group. After emigrating from South Africa with her family in 2008, Martin joined Mirvac Hotels in 2012. Following an acquisition by Accor Hotels, she transitioned into the Accor sales team as director of sales for corporate.

“My initial focus will be three-fold. Firstly, to support the hotels to achieve their overarching objectives, secondly, draw on my luxury knowledge to enhance the guest value proposition with new, enticing experiences, and thirdly to develop Owner Advocacy.” Martin said.

Simon White, Event Hotels and Resorts general manager, said Martin is one of New Zealand’s most experienced travel sales marketer.

“Tracy is highly motivated and along with her extensive hotel opening, revenue and owner relationship experience, Tracy has notable sales and marketing knowledge across all market segments with impressive domestic and international contacts. Her ability to think strategically with a consumer focus makes her the ideal person to lead the sales strategy across the Rydges and QT brands in New Zealand.” White said.

Notable Event Group Hotel brands in New Zealand include Rydges Hotels, QT Hotels & Resorts, Atura Hotels and Thredbo Alpine Village.
Martin has already commenced her role with Event.