New Zealand-owned hospitality management company Capstone Hotels & Resorts has appointed Nona Jackson as its new director of sales and marketing.

Jackson’s previous roles within the industry include working for the Nelson RTO as international marketing manager and holding senior positions for New Zealand specialist wholesaler Kirra Holidays in both the UK office and its head office in Australia.

Capstone managing director Clare Davies said the company is delighted to welcome Jackson to the team.

“Nona’s broad range of experience in the industry brings a unique set of skills to Capstone and the properties that it represents. Having worked across three tiers of the industry; for an operator, an RTO and a wholesaler, Nona Jackson delivers us a well-rounded skill set across all levels of business from strategic marketing through to operational management and sales management.

“Capstone is entering a strong growth phase and the timing of this appointment is crucial as the business continues to grow in the New Zealand market. Having someone out on the road and engaging with the trade as well as overseeing the Capstone brand and positioning allow us additional scope for developing the management and market representation side of the business and growing yield and revenue for our properties.”

Jackson will be the travel trade’s main point of contact for all sales and marketing engagement for Capstone Hotel and Resort properties. The Capstone portfolio currently includes Mahana Villa, Raetihi Lodge, Chateau Marlborough, Saxton Lodge, The Grosvenor Hotel, The Garden Hotel & Restaurant and Tasman Helicopters.