Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Northwood Hospitality Volunteers with Friendship Trays

Northwood Hospitality team members helped prepare nutritious meals for elderly and infirm individuals in the Charlotte area by volunteering with Friendship Trays on November 5. The volunteers prepared meals for over 700 recipients. What a great way to support our community!

L-R Front Row: Alex ReFalo (Aloft), Rebecca Whitmarsh (Aloft), Amy Putnam (Aloft) Ja’nese Stradford (Aloft)
L-R Back Row: Ponce Green (Aloft), Gary Tester (Staybridge), Lindsay Cochran (The Ballantyne) Chris Thomas (Aloft) Ryan Kenny (Aloft)

Bottom Left:
L-R:Ryan Kenny (Aloft) Mike Bobb (The Ballantyne)

Bottom Right:
L-R: Lindsay Cochran (The Ballantyne) Chris Thomas (Aloft) Rebecca Whitmarsh (Aloft)

Submitted by Alex ReFalo


DATE: November 06, 2018
TO:  Ballantyne Employees
FROM: Rebecca Whitmarsh, Area Director of Operations – Charlotte, Select Service / General Manager
RE: Shalini Iyer

Shalini Iyer

I am pleased to announce that Shalini Iyer has been promoted to Director of Sales & Marketing at Aloft. Shalini’s new role will expand to include all marketing accountability responsibilities for Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne, and she will also continue in her role at The Ballantyne as Account Director Business Travel. Shalini has over 12 years of experience in hospitality sales and operations, and has served as Director of Sales at Aloft since 2016 where she has championed creative sales strategies and marketing initiatives to drive revenues while developing key partnerships and relationships within our local community.

Shalini is currently co-chair of the education committee for the North Carolina Business Travel Association and has worked to plan and execute technology days, education days, golf tournaments and an annual gala with a focus to educate, network, learn and share best practices and bridge the gap between the suppliers and buyers in the travel industry.

Shalini began her career in Ballantyne as a front desk agent in 2005 at The Ballantyne and progressed into positions including Guest Services Manager of The Spa at Ballantyne and Director of Sales of the Courtyard Marriott Ballantyne.

Shalini received her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration in Manipal, India.

Please join me in congratulating Shalini and wishing her success in her expanded role!

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