The Venetian® and The Palazzo® have announced the recent additions to its National Accounts sales team for the largest, greenest and most sophisticated convention hotel complex in the world. Lori Aparicio and Karen Petty have been selected to spearhead efforts related to the sales efforts of National Accounts for the Northeast and Midwest, respectively.
The Venetian and The Palazzo, along with the adjacent newly renovated Sands Expo, offer unmatched service to meetings professionals with more than 2.25 million square feet of flexible space and more than 7,000 AAA Five Diamond-rated suites under one roof.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lori and Karen to our sales team,” said John Caparella, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo. “Both of these dynamic hospitality professionals bring a wealth of diversity and expertise to their new roles in partnering with meeting planners to find solutions to their needs at our award-winning properties.”
Lori Aparicio, Director of National Accounts Northeast, comes from an extensive background in the pharmaceutical, corporate and incentive market. With more than 22 years of experience, she has covered every avenue of strategic selling to the group meeting and convention markets, client relations, preferred vendor agreements, negotiations and third party management.
A native of New Jersey, Aparicio earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Management from Seton Hall University. Soon after, she joined Sheraton Hotels and so began her infinite passion for the industry. She has held positions throughout New Jersey at Ramada LTD, Marriott & Renaissance Offshore Resorts, Wyndham Resort & Spa, Diplomat Resort Country Club & Spa, Our Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort, and most recently Gaylord Hotels.
Karen Petty, Director of National Accounts Midwest, brings more than 22 years of extensive experience and has proven success in sales and account development in the corporate, association, as well as incentive and third-party markets.
After obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Hotel Restaurant Administration from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Perry joined the Hyatt Regency Knoxville, where she worked her way up through the hotel industry to become a sales manager. She later held positions at the Hilton in Walt Disney World Village and most recently Gaylord Hotels, based in Kissimmee, Florida, Chicago, Illinois and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Whether they are planning a conference, convention, trade show or meeting in Las Vegas, meeting professionals know they are hosting their event at the most sophisticated convention hotel conference center on the planet. Here, the city’s finest catering, technical features, and function space converge in a truly one-a-kind convention destination.
This expansive Las Vegas convention center offers meeting rooms that span 340 distinct venues and more than 2.25 million square feet of flexible space, including 85,000-square-foot Venetian Ballroom and the Sands Expo.
While The Venetian and The Palazzo offer more than 7,000 guest rooms under one roof, the facility was designed to offer flexible meetings for groups of all sizes. For the largest groups, more than 40,000 hotel rooms are within a 10-minute walk.
This Las Vegas master-planned development, which combines The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo and Convention Center all under one roof, is the largest ‘green’ building on the planet. The Venetian and Sands Expo have received the LEED Gold Award for Existing Buildings and The Palazzo is a recipient of the LEED Silver Award for New Construction.
The complex features an unrivaled green meeting and convention program that offers a selection of standard environmentally responsible services. Meeting professionals can also choose from an array of optional services to make an event even greener.
ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS®
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping ,world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse.
Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the unique nightclub experience The Act; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzo.com
ABOUT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS®
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests.
With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish suite accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as “Soul2Soul with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill,” the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” showroom headliners including Human Nature, David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio.
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