East West Destination Hospitality is pleased to announce that it has hired Kris McKinnon to serve as the Director of Sales for its Vail Mountain Lodging and Beaver Creek Mountain Lodging divisions.
A veteran sales executive with more than 20 years of mountain travel industry experience, McKinnon joins East West Destination Hospitality after spending more than a decade at SKI.com, where she most recently served as the Vice President of Sales and Business Development. A graduate of Colorado Mountain College, she spent nearly 10 years as a ski instructor & manager for Aspen Skiing Company before moving into sales, where she rose to the position of Managing Director of Worldwide Sales. McKinnon is the most recent Past President of the Board of Directors for SkiTops, the official Ski Tour Operators Association.
“Kris is a seasoned ski industry sales executive who has proven her expertise in leading sales teams, increasing revenues and strategic planning,” said East West Destination Hospitality Managing Partner Peter Dann. “We are thrilled to have her taking charge of our luxury vacation sales efforts in Vail and Beaver Creek as we ramp up for another busy ski season.”
In addition to managing sales for over 250 condominiums, townhomes and private homes in Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch, McKinnon will manage the reservations sales team for Vail Mountain Lodging. Vail Mountain Lodging encompasses several unique luxury homes and Vail properties, including Vail Spa – which completed $10 million in upgrades last winter – the Wren at Vail, Eagle Point Resort. East West Destination Hospitality recently announced that it is also now offering luxury vacation lodging at the Vail Valley’s hottest new high-end property, the Lion.