The Chattanoogan hotel, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property, has hired three new members of its sales team and promoted two sales executives. John Post has been appointed as the hotel’s new catering sales manager; Ariel Prevost is the new wedding sales manager; and Claire Eustis is a new sales manager. Michele Kephart has been promoted to sales manager for the association market; and Nichole Thomas Ridge, who was the catering sales manager, is now a sales manager.
Mr. Post, a former Marine who most recently served as the special events manager at Hunter Museum of American Art, is responsible for booking and overseeing corporate events, holiday parties, luncheons, dinners, galas and other special celebrations at the hotel. Ms. Prevost, who has spent the past 20 years working in the hospitality industry in N.Y. and Fla., is coordinating and managing weddings and social events at The Chattanoogan. Ms. Eustis, a former corporate sales manager and executive meeting manager at several upscale Atlanta hotels, will be managing the Atlanta and corporate markets.
Ms. Kephart has worked with The Chattanoogan for the past 18 months. She was the director of Bluff View Art District In Chattanooga for more than six years, overseeing the marketing and sales initiatives for Bluff View’s restaurants, galleries, catering and meeting facilities. Ms. Thomas Ridge has served at The Chattanoogan’s catering sales manager for the past six years before being promoted to sales manager.