The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, a AAA Four Diamond property celebrating its 110th anniversary in 2013, is pleased to announce the addition of Chaya Donne to the team as director of sales & marketing. In her new role, Donne will be responsible for developing, implementing and leading sales and marketing strategies to achieve business objectives for all market segments of the historic hotel, which is a premier destination for Southern California meetings and events.
“Chaya brings unparalleled experience in sales and marketing having held the director position for more than a decade with leading hospitality brands across the US,” said Owners and Keepers of the Inn, Duane and Kelly Roberts. “Her outstanding leadership skills, paired with her business savvy and exemplary commitment to quality service and guest experience, make her the ideal candidate to lead the sales and marketing team of our 238-room historic property that features four dining venues, 20,000 square feet of group space and the Tuscan-inspired Kelly’s Spa.”
Prior to joining the historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, Donne served as director of sales & marketing for HEI Hotels and Resorts in San Diego, Calif. Her nearly two decades of hospitality industry experience also includes tenures with Omni Hotels, Remington Hotel Corp. and Marriott International.
Donne has been honored with several hospitality awards including 17 Outstanding Achievement Awards, nominated by guests and awarded by the vice chairman of Marriott International; a Convention Service/Event Management Customer Service Award for Marriott’s Northeast Region; numerous Golden Circle Sales Achievement Awards; and an award from Omni Hotels & Resorts for Top RevPAR Increase Year Over Year.
About Mission Inn Hotel & Spa:
Originally opened in 1903, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa incorporates design elements from throughout the southwestern United States, Mexico and several Mediterranean countries. A AAA Four Diamond Resort, the hotel features 238 guest rooms, including 27 suites, and four restaurants: Duane’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, Inland Southern California’s only AAA Four Diamond restaurant; Bella Trattoria, featuring cuisine from Southern Italy; Las Campanas Restaurant and Cantina, featuring gourmet Mexican cuisine in a beautiful al fresco garden setting; The Mission Inn Restaurant and Spanish Patio offering signature “Comfort Foods” from its new state-of-the-art display kitchen and romantic courtyard dining. In addition, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa features 54° at Duane’s and Casey’s Cupcakes.
The hotel also offers Kelly’s Spa, a luxurious, European-style spa; a sparkling swimming pool and Jacuzzi surrounded by lush gardens; a fitness center; a historic museum; and access to championship golf, shopping and other recreational activities nearby. The hotel, which is situated on an entire city block of the quaint Mission Inn District of Riverside, Calif., is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a State of California Historic Landmark. For more information or reservations please call 1-800-843-7755 or go to www.missioninn.com.