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Phg Adds To North American Efforts With Appointment Of Jerry Meng, Director Of Group Sales

January 15, 2013

CHICAGO – January 15, 2013 – Preferred Hotel Group™, a global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry Meng as Director of Group Sales for the Midwest. In her new role, Ms. Meng will serve as a global sales office for groups and events on behalf of member hotels across the Preferred Hotel Group family of brands. Her primary territory includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

“I have long admired the iconic and legendary hotels within the Preferred Hotel Group collection, and it is an honor to have the opportunity to work with them directly in my new position,” said Ms. Meng. “With locations in both city-center and countryside destinations and capacities ranging from 10 to 1,000 guests, these properties are ideally positioned for group gatherings, each presenting the highest quality of service for an unforgettable meeting experience.”

Bringing more than 10 years of international hotel sales and management experience to her position, Ms. Meng most recently served as Regional Sales Manager for The Kahala Hotel & Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, and Makena Beach & Golf Resort, a member of Summit Hotels & Resorts. Previously, she held sales positions with Hyatt Hotels in the United States and Sheraton Hotels & Resorts in China.

Ms. Meng holds a degree in Hotel Management from the Hotel Institute Montreux, a master’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism from the University of South Carolina, and certifications in various hospitality-related disciplines from the American Hotel & Motel Association. She is fluent in English, Chinese, and French.

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Caroline Michaud
Senior Manager, Media Relations
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