September 1, 2017
(Sequim WA) Longtime General Manager Toni Skinner has retired and a new team is now managing the Holiday Inn Express, Sequim. “Toni managed the property with professionalism and grace since it opened in 2000. We had a wonderful send-off party for her, but now we are excited that our new team, with its emphasis on Sales and Marketing is in place.” Said Bret Wirta, CEO of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide and the owner of the property.
Leading the management team is new General Manager, Ms. Namaste Cousins. Namaste has been with the Holiday Inn Express as Assistant Manager for the past year. Wirta said, “Nami is also our Director of Sales. With her prior sales and marketing experience, she is already making a difference. Nami has brought in an unexpected amount of new conference Center business this year.”
In order to support Nami in her dual roles, Justin Hanshew was hired as Director of Operations this past July. Rounding out Nami’s team is Front Office Manager, Kayla Rhinehart.
Wirta said, “Justin’s operations experience will help us maintain the high standards our current customers demand. Kayla has already improved our customer recognition scores. Nami is targeting new visitors which will not only benefit the Holiday Inn Express, but also tourism for all of us in Sequim and on the Olympic Peninsula.”