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  • Meet Codie Blue

     
    POSTED May 8, 2017
     

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Codie Blue was recently hired as Sales Manager at Kimpton Canary Santa Barbara.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as sales manager at Kimpton Canary Santa Barbara?

I am looking forward to becoming a proactive member of the Santa Barbara community, putting business on the books, being a part of the Kimpton culture, and providing genuine and heartfelt service to each of our guests.

2. How do you think past experiences have prepared you for this role?

Having worked in the hospitality industry for 10 years and in sales for more than seven years, I feel that having experience in both industries separately, has prepared me for this role as I combine both industries into one.

3. How did you get into the industry?

I was working in sponsorship sales in Los Angeles before moving to Nashville, where I accepted a position in the sales department of a hotel as a report analyst. I fell in love with the sales role within the hotel and worked my way up until I was promoted to sales manager. I absolutely love this industry and have found the career that I will continue to pursue; I also vow to always live by the motto: “If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.”

4. What are you hoping to achieve in your new role?

Embracing the community and working together to bring visitors to Santa Barbara and the Kimpton Canary Hotel, which are both reminiscent of the American Riviera—a luxurious experience that is relaxed yet refined.

5. What do you enjoy most about the industry?

Everything! From meeting someone new each day and learning about their journeys, to crafting a personalized guest experience for each person that walks through the door, there is never a dull moment, and I enjoy every second of it.

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These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

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