Jolene DiSalvo brings 25-plus years of experience in hospitality marketing, sales and operations. Jolene's career in hotel management, consulting and asset management, has spanned from grass roots to global, with an emphasis on digital marketing. As senior vice president of Columbia Hospitality, Jolene ensures that the company is best structured and aligned to meet owner and property needs in the Seattle Support Center, with specific oversight over marketing, public relations and social media, revenue management and distribution, sales, as well as human resources, training and talent recruitment. Jolene has also provided operational oversight for multiple properties involving guest rooms, food and beverage and spa operations.
Before joining Columbia, Jolene spent 11 years with Starwood Hotels & Resorts as part of the Luxury Brands Group including W Hotels Worldwide, St. Regis Hotels and Resorts and The Luxury Collection. Jolene was instrumental in the launch of W Hotels, starting with opening the fourth W Hotel in Seattle as Director of Sales & Marketing, then leading the field marketing team for W Hotels, and finally in NYC as Vice President, Brand Marketing for W Hotels, St. Regis and The Luxury Collection. Prior to that, Jolene held sales and marketing positions with various branded, independent boutique and convention hotels including the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, Sir Francis Drake in San Francisco and multiple Red Lion Hotels.
Jolene was recently honored as one of Lodging Magazine's 2016 Outstanding Women in Lodging, has served as past president of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of Professional Convention Management Association and was awarded Supplier of the Year by the Washington Society of Association Executives. She currently sits on the Corporate Council for the 5th Avenue Theatre.
Jolene received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications/Public Relations from Washington State University.
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