SEATTLE – Lotte Hotel Seattle, the luxury hotel prominently situated in the business district of downtown Seattle, announced the appointment of Ian Ring as Director of Sales & Marketing. As one of the newest additions to the Lotte team, Ring will support the hotel’s mission of delivering unparalleled guest experiences. In this role, Ring will also lead the business development and execution of the hotel’s sales initiatives.
Ring brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to Lotte Hotel Seattle and has worked with some of the most prestigious brands in the industry, including Hyatt Hotels. There he led the marketing and business efforts and finished in the top 5% of sales production in the Americas, earning the title of Manager of the Year during his tenure.
“As Lotte Hotels & Resorts continues to establish its U.S. footprint and expand outside of Asia, we are excited to welcome Ian Ring to the growing team,” said Jim Petrus, Chief Executive Officer at Lotte Hotels and Resorts Americas. “With a proven track record of success and a keen understanding of hospitality industry, Ian will play a major part in leading the successful Seattle team.”
Before joining the esteemed team at Lotte Hotel Seattle, he helped to launch Dock & Drink, a year-round waterfront outdoor hotel outlet, along with Frolick Kitchen & Cocktails, Washington’s first rooftop street curling rink. With his knowledge of Seattle, he will continue to drive the success of Lotte Hotel Seattle and establishing the hotel as a must-stay destination.
“As I step into my role at Lotte Hotel Seattle, I am excited to implement new ideas and creative approaches to all elements of the hotel including food & beverage, spa, and room packages,” said Ian Ring. “I look forward to leading the sales team here and am proud to be a part of Lotte Hotels & Resorts expansion efforts.”
In synergistic partnership with the executive team, Ring will work to magnify the hotel’s identity and continue the mission to deliver exceptional experiences through an authentic approach to hospitality. As a key leader, he will additionally support the hotel’s projects and growth within the industry.