The Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel has appointed Gary Kohler to the position of director of sales and marketing. Before joining the Crowne Plaza, Kohler was the director of sales and marketing for Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco, a historic 460 room property.
"We are pleased to have Gary fill such an important role at the Crowne Plaza," said Douglas Wood, general manager. "He brings with him extensive experience and wide networks in the hospitality industry, as well as a strong drive needed to lead a sales team. We are continually enhancing and expanding services and facilities at our hotel, and Gary will play a key role in getting that message out."
Kohler also served as regional director of sales and marketing for five Heathman Collection hotels in the San Francisco Bay area. He has nearly 30 years experience in the hospitality industry.