TORONTO (May 1, 2018) - - Didier Dolivet, general manager at The Westin Prince, Toronto today announced the appointment of Catherine McAuley as director of sales & marketing for the 395-room, award-winning hotel. 

A career hospitality executive, McAuley brings 25 years’ experience with Starwood Hotels and Resorts to the job.  Most recently, she was the director of sales, global business travel for the Starwood sales organization in Toronto, where she led a team of 10 sellers across Canada and the U.S.  Previously, she served as Starwood’s global account director, and global sales and account director, business travel. Earlier in her career, McAuley was the director of convention services for the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Toronto. 

McAuley has received numerous awards including: Starwood North America Divisional Sales Leader of the Year, North America New Business Development Leader of the Year, North America Sales Award of Excellence.  McAuley is an active member of numerous travel and meeting organizations including, Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Association (FICP), Meeting Planners International (MPI), Society of Incentive & Travel Executives, Canada (SITE) and Professional Convention Management Association, Canada (PCMA).

“Catherine is a market expert with extensive brand knowledge.  I have every confidence that she will have great success leading our dynamic sales, catering and event management team,” said Dolivet. “Her deep relationships within the business travel, meetings and events industry will be extremely advantageous.”

“After years working to match guests’ needs with the right hotel, it’s invigorating to be part of the team that makes the magic happen,” said McAuley.  “Every day we’re helping clients develop memorable meetings and design the special occasion they’ve dreamt of for years.  I’m looking forward to welcoming longtime clients to the Westin Prince and introducing them to this standout property and our talented team of event pros.”

Sitting on 15 acres of rolling parkland, with an adjacent golf course, The Westin Prince is the only Canadian hotel to achieve AAA Four-diamond status for 40 consecutive years.  The hotel is located just minutes from downtown Toronto and within five miles of more than two dozen major corporations including Kraft, Sunoco, IBM, McDonald’s and SAP.  The Toronto Zoo is a 15-minute drive. The Westin Prince Toronto caters to an international audience with authentic Japanese, Chinese and Persian restaurants, as well as a three-meal dining room serving locally-sourced regional favorites.  With 30,000 square feet of meeting space, the Westin Prince can accommodate groups as large as 700 in both indoor and outdoor venues.  The hotel features an outdoor heated pool, running trails, tennis courts and a fitness center with whirlpool.

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