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|BridgeStreet Announces Promotion of Key Sales Leader
|Friday, September 02, 2011
|HERNDON, VA – BridgeStreet®, the leading international provider of residences, serviced apartments and suites, today announced the promotion of Jo Layton to Senior Vice President of Sales in the company's EMEA region. In this role, Ms. Layton is responsible for overseeing the regional sales strategy and team while focusing on long-term revenue growth in the region.
"Jo has been with BridgeStreet for over six years and has contributed enormously to the success of the business," stated Stephen Hanton, BridgeStreet's managing director, EMEA. "She has brought on major accounts, retained and expanded existing clients, diversified business revenues and developed a regional sales team which has successfully opened a number of markets in the UK."
Ms. Layton joined BridgeStreet in 2005 and was instrumental in the expansion of its EMEA regional office. She is an active committee member of the Hotel Marketing Association and serves as an Executive Committee Member of the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) in the UK. Ms. Layton began her career in the hospitality industry working for Marriott International and InterContinental Hotel Group.
"This promotion is in recognition of Jo's leadership and the strong, consistent performance of the regional sales team. BridgeStreet is well positioned for growth, and we are pleased to have Jo's expertise as we expand our global footprint," said Sean Worker, chief executive officer of BridgeStreet.
The BridgeStreet brand is a leader in distribution, offering 20,000 apartments in its worldwide network. The company is the recipient of major industry awards including, Company Member of the Year from the Corporate Housing Provider Association (CHPA) and the 2011 Business Travel Award for Best Serviced Apartment Provider.
BridgeStreet is the leading global provider of fully furnished residences, serviced apartments and suites for travelers looking for a hotel alternative. BridgeStreet's 5-star Residences, 4-star Serviced Apartments and 3-star Suites combine the best of apartment living with a variety of service packages to offer guests more choices based on their lifestyle and budget. An award winner both in the Americas and EMEA, BridgeStreet is widely recognized for its uncompromising standards of quality, comfort and service. For more information about the company or to learn more about how BridgeStreet is making guests and clients Feel connected™, visit www.bridgestreet.com.