In her new role as Director of Catering and Conference Services, Elvira Velez will oversee all catering and conference services at Fairmont Dallas, the iconic 545-room hotel, which is home to several annual conferences in Dallas. Rob DeCanter was promoted to Senior Director of Group Sales.
DALLAS – Fairmont Dallas welcomes two staff members to new positions: Elvira Velez has been appointed Director of Catering and Conference Services and Rob DeCanter has been promoted to Senior Director of Group Sales.
In her new role, Velez will oversee all catering and conference services at Fairmont Dallas, the iconic 545-room hotel, which is home to several annual conferences in Dallas. She most recently worked as a Regional Director of Catering and Conference Services at Remington Hotels, and prior to that, she was the Senior Events Leader at Marriott properties; Director of Event Planning at W Dallas Victory Park; Task Force Senior Manager at San Francisco Marriott Union Square; Sales Manager and Senior and Event Manager at St. Regis Bahia Beach; and Senior Groups and Conventions Manager and Group Auditor at Gran Melia Puerto Rico. Velez brings over 17 years of hospitality experience and leadership to his new position.
“I am delighted to join the Accor family and continue my career with Fairmont Dallas,” Velez said. “I look forward to utilizing my skills and experience to create exceptional guest experiences.”
Dave Martinez, Director of Sales and Marketing for Fairmont Dallas, was eager to promote Rob DeCanter to Senior Director of Group Sales from his previous role as Director of Group Sales where he provided a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the team.
DeCanter brings over 14 years of experience to the position, including experience from several previous roles in management positions in sales departments. He has previously served as the Senior Sales Manager at Fairmont Dallas, Group Sales Manager at Fairmont Newport Beach and Senior Sales Manager at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort.
“I am excited to continue my career with the Fairmont Dallas family,” DeCanter said. “With my passion for hospitality and dedication to delivering unparalleled service, I am eager to contribute to the hotel’s exceptional guest experience.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Elvira to our team and recognize Rob’s achievements through his new position,” Martinez said. “Elvira’s wealth of experience and passion will undoubtedly enrich our team’s excellence, while Rob’s expanded skills will take our sales team to new heights.”
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