Appointments & Promotions

AC Hotel San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront Appoints Jenay Peters as Director of Sales

SAN FRANCISO, CA SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 – The AC Hotel San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront has appointed Jenay Peters as Director of Sales. Opening in October 2017, this European-inspired property is the perfect addition to South San Francisco’s growing biotech hub. Ideally situated between Silicon Valley and San Francisco, this 187-room hotel is located just 10 miles south of downtown San Francisco and 10 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. 

Jenay’s love of travel and new experiences has been present since childhood, making her career in the hospitality and tourism industry a natural fit. Her 12-year career within the industry began while at Howard University, where she got her start as Front Desk Lead at the Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton hotel in downtown Washington, DC. Since then, Jenay has held positions in operations, revenue, and sales at major hotel brands, luxury boutique and independent lifestyle properties, and a private membership club. She has assisted in the rebranding and launch of four hotels.

When Jenay heard about AC Hotels by Marriott and founder Antonio Catalan’s vision of a well-designed hotel with European soul, she was immediately intrigued and knew she had to be part of the expansion of this unique addition to the hospitality industry. As a Bay Area native, Jenay is excited to bring her industry and area knowledge to AC Hotel San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront. 

“I look forward to connecting with travelers and meeting planners, and sharing my knowledge of all the great intricacies and exciting points of interest they can experience,” says Jenay. “I love being able to share hidden gems and sights, all within an arm’s reach of our new hotel.”

Jenay comes to the AC Hotel team from the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway in San Francisco, where she was Senior Sales Manager and Interim Director of Sales and Marketing, respectively. In her new role as Director of Sales, Jenay is responsible for growing and generating new business, developing and implementing business plans for revenue objectives, coordinating group and catering bookings, monitoring production of top accounts, and evaluating trends within the market. Jenay holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Howard University.

AC Hotel San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront is located at 1333 Veterans Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080. To learn more and to make a reservation, call (650) 742-9211 or visit www.achotelsfo.com. Follow the hotel on Facebook at www.facebook.com/achotelsfo and Instagram & Twitter @achotelsfo.

About AC Hotels by Marriott

AC Hotels by Marriott® is an upper-moderate tier lifestyle brand within the Marriott International Inc. global collection of 30 brands. The brand design features clean, simple and crisp lines, marrying sophisticated European style with a distinctly modern feel. AC Hotels by Marriott debuted its first U.S. location in November 2014 in the iconic Cotton Exchange Building in New Orleans, followed by AC Kansas City in March 2015, AC Hotel Washington D.C. at National Harbor in April 2015, AC Chicago in May 2015, and AC Hotel Miami Beach in June 2015. The brand currently offers a portfolio of 109 hotels in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Turkey, France and the United States. Growth plans include more than 50 hotels set to open within the next three years throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

Kelly Chamberlin

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