Catherine Graham has been named the director of sales for Sunderland’s Hilton Garden Inn when it opens in the Spring.
Graham has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry which includes time as an account manager for Hilton Hotels Worldwide, a regional sales manager for Warner Leisure Hotels and three years as a sales director at DoubleTree by Hilton Newcastle International Airport.
She said: “The Hilton Garden Inn is a major development for Sunderland and the wider North East. I have a great deal of experience with various brands in the Hilton family, including the Doubletree at Newcastle Airport, which I helped to launch and I’m really looking forward to this new challenge.”
The 141-bedroom hotel is currently under construction near Sunderland’s Stadium of Light. It will feature a destination grill restaurant, private dining areas, meeting rooms and a 24-hour business centre.