Ms. Watkins joined Island Hospitality Management in 2012 as Director of Sales at Homewood Suite Farmington, CT. Ms. Watkins was quickly promoted to Director of Sales at the Homewood Suites in Carlsbad and soon after became the Director of Sales at Residence Inn San Diego/Mission Valley. The following year she was promoted again to Area Director of Sales in Richmond, VA. Most recently, Ms. Watkins was Regional Director of Sales for the Southeast.
As Regional Vice President of Sales, Ms. Watkins will guide a select group of hotels in all aspects of the sales process, as well as offer additional support at the corporate level with the evolution and delivery of our initiatives. She serves as a Sales Ambassador, traveling to our newly acquired properties to help teach Island Sales Culture and work with new Director of Sales.
Prior to joining Island Hospitality, Ms. Watkins was an associate with White Lodging.
Ms. Watkins is a graduate of James Madison University with a degree in Hospitality Management.