Ileana Acosta Named Director of Sales and Marketing for the Kimpton Ink48 Hotel

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Ileana Acosta has been appointed as the new director of sales and marketing for the Kimpton Ink48 Hotel in New York City, New York! In her new endeavor, Acosta will be executing strategies to increase hotel occupancy and revenue as well as drive bookings for the hotel’s 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

“Ileana’s extensive sales background makes her the ideal sales and catering leader for Kimpton Ink48,” said Tom Thorn, regional director of sales and marketing at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “We believe her knowledge and experience in the New York City market will be instrumental in further positioning Kimpton Ink48 as one of the most sought-after hotels in the city.”

Acosta began her sales career in 2003 as the Global Sales Manager of the Americas at Oakwood Temporary Housing. Later, she joined Gild Hall, a Thompson Hotel, as associate director of sales for three years before she got promoted to director of sales and marketing in 2015. While at Gild Hall, Ileana improved total occupancy by 8.6%, led the property to year-over-year growth of 5.6 in total revenue, and increased the year-over-year group night growth to 57%.

“I am thrilled to bring my passion for the hospitality industry to Kimpton Ink48,” affirmed Ileana. “This unique and innovative hotel offers both business and leisure travelers a sophisticated retreat in one of New York City’s most vibrant neighborhoods. I look forward to leading Kimpton Ink48’s sales and marketing team to continue growth and success.”

Kimpton Ink48 is in the Hell’s Kitchen neighbored and offers 222 guest rooms and specialty suites. Not only does it feature breathtaking views of Manhattan and the Hudson River, but the hotel has a beautiful two-story “Heaven over Hell Suite” that features 1,100 square feet of indoor space and a 2,200-square-foot outdoor terrace with floor-to-ceiling windows of panoramic views of the city that never sleeps. In addition to all this, the hotel has an onsite luxury spa, a rooftop lounge (Press Lounge), restaurant, and 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

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