SEATTLE – Visit Seattle welcomes Peter Andersen in the role of Senior Director, Convention Strategy, effective April 4, 2022. In this position, Andersen will act in a Revenue Manager role for all business generated by both the Visit Seattle sales team and the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) team for the WSCC. Andersen will be responsible for maximizing the attendance and room night production of group business utilizing the WSCC to produce maximum citywide compression and direct optimizing revenue and space at WSCC.
“We are excited to welcome Peter to our team as Senior Director of Convention Strategy,” said Kelly Saling, Senior Vice President & CSO at Visit Seattle. “Peter has a thorough understanding of the Seattle hotel market accompanying his extensive knowledge of revenue management. He will play a vital role in Seattle’s tourism recovery this year and beyond.”
“This position has played a pivotal role in our ability to maximize the space, dates and type of business coming to the city for everyone’s benefit, and I’m looking forward to working with Peter to continue these strategies that help us all be successful,” said Jeff Blosser, President and CEO, WSCC.
Andersen has over 12 years of experience with a wealth of knowledge of revenue management fundamentals. Most recently Andersen served as the Area Director of Revenue with Kimpton Hotels (Seattle and Portland). Prior to that he was Regional Director of Sales & Marketing with InterMountain Management, where he was responsible for eight franchised properties in Washington and Oregon. Prior to InterMountain, Andersen was Director of Revenue Management at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, WA for over six years.
Andersen joins Visit Seattle as the organization continues to focus on tourism recovery by encouraging domestic and international visitors and amplifying all the things that make Seattle a must-visit, must-meet, must-see destination. Andersen holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and he and his wife Brittney live in Woodinville, WA. Outside of his professional life, you will find him enjoying wine tasting, travel, cooking and playing with “Jack,” their dog.
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About Visit Seattle:
Visit Seattle has served as the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Seattle and King County for more than 50 years. A 501(c)(6) organization, Visit Seattle enhances the economic prosperity of the region through global destination branding along with competitive programs and campaigns in leisure travel marketing, convention sales and overseas tourism development. Visit visitseattle.org.
About Seattle Convention Center:
Seattle Convention Center, located in the heart of downtown and walking distance to world‐class hotels restaurants, entertainment and attractions, has been the Northwest’s premier meetings and events facility since 1988. As a Public Facilities District, its longstanding mission for operations consists of creating jobs and business activity to boost the local, regional, and state economy, and generating civic benefits for the people of the region. For more information, visit seattleconventioncenter.com.
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