Monday, July 18, 2011

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Names Emily Boling Lynn Vice President, Global Sales and Strategic Accounts


ARLINGTON, Va., July 18, 2011—Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the United States’ largest independent hotel management company, today announced the appointment of Emily Boling Lynn (top right photo) to the position of vice president, global sales and strategic accounts.

 In her new role, Lynn is responsible for reinforcing relationships with major corporate accounts and supporting IHR-managed hotels’ corporate account sales efforts.  She reports to George Brennan (middle left photo), Interstate’s executive vice president, sales and marketing.

“Emily’s extensive experience in the hospitality industry includes six years of director-level hospitality sales,” Brennan said.  “With her strong leadership skills and sales and marketing expertise, Emily will play a key role in driving  major account level corporate sales for Interstate’s portfolio.”

Lynn previously served as director of sales and marketing at the 367-room Hilton Lexington Downtown Hotel & Conference Center in Kentucky.  While at the Hilton, Lynn received Interstate’s 2010 Hotels Sales Team of the Year award.

 In 2007, she joined the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau as director of convention center sales, where she was responsible for the overall development of strategies for sales, marketing and public relations programs for the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

 Previously, she served as a meeting planner for a not-for-profit organization, arranging events ranging in size from 20 to 8,000 people.

A Kentucky native, Lynn began her hospitality career at the front desk of the Hilton Suites Lexington Green and quickly moved up the ladder to positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately landing the position of sales manager. 

She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and is a Certified Meeting Planner. 

Additional information about Interstate is available at the company’s website,

Jerry Daly, Carol McCune                            Carrie McIntyre
Media                                                             SVP, Treasurer
Daly Gray                                                       Interstate Hotels & Resorts
(703) 435-6293                                             (703) 387-3320                             

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