VP Sales, Marketing & Revenue
Library Hotel Collection
Adele Gutman has over 30 years of experience in all areas of hospitality marketing. Adele has worked with Henry Kallan for over 12 years and oversees sales, marketing, revenue management, public relations, and new hotel concept strategies and launches at HKHotels including brand initiatives, online marketing efforts, social media, electronic distribution, and most importantly, the unique HKHotels guest experience which makes success in everything else possible.
Ms. Gutman has been a featured speaker at TripAdvisor’s Master Classes and webinars as an authority on reputation management. Ms. Gutman orchestrated initiatives that resulted in the September 2010 ranking of all four HKHotels NYC properties into the top four spots on TripAdvisor, an achievement that has yet to be matched by any other hotel group. The consistent ranking for all four hotels on the top ranks on TripAdvisor over several years has had a powerful impact on demand generation for the hotels, resulting in one of the highest percentage of direct website sales in the industry.
HSMAI Greater New York Chapter awarded the honor of 2011 Sales & Marketing Executive of the Year to Ms. Gutman in June. Ms. Gutman was also awarded a 2011 Gold Adrian Award for Digital Marketing in Social Media. Ms. Gutman has served on the board of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association’s New York, Dallas, and University of Houston chapters. Her work in Sales and Marketing has also earned Adrian Awards for Advertising, Brochure Design, website marketing, email marketing and Public Relations. The Adrian Awards are presented by H.S.M.A.I., and Ms. Gutman has also served as a judge for the awards for several years.
Ms. Gutman is a graduate of the Conrad Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management University of Houston as well as the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. Ms. Gutman naturally loves to perform, and has organized numerous interviews and tours of HKHotels for television programs broadcast in Asia, Australia, Europe, South America, Canada and the USA. Ms. Gutman is a regular commentator on New York City tourism for the “What’s Cookin’” show on Cable Radio Network as well as the “Travel with Kal” program on WLIS and WMRD in Connecticut.
Ms. Gutman can be contacted at 212-201-1153 or firstname.lastname@example.org