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Hotel Nia appoints Director of Sales and Marketing Chaya Donne and F&B Director Roque Medina

he 250-room property is scheduled to open spring 2018.

MENLO PARK, CA – Hotel Nia (200 Independence Dr.), a luxury hotel located in the heart of Silicon Valley, announces Chaya Donne as Director of Sales and Marketing and Roque Medina as Food & Beverage Director. The 250-room property is scheduled to open spring 2018.

Bringing over 25-years of sales experience and 22-years of hospitality experience to her role, Donne is responsible for all aspects of sales, including associate development, budget management and providing vision on both short and long-term strategies to achieve competitive financial goals.

Medina brings over 23-years of domestic and international hospitality experience, and oversees the developmental strategies and implementation of brand service, as well as initiatives for all food and beverage operations.

“I’m looking forward to providing Menlo Park and the surrounding areas with a brand new, unparalleled luxury experience,” say Donne. “The property embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley and will be a wonderful resource for those looking for additional meeting space, a weekend getaway, or a home-away-from-home for the business traveler.”  

Prior to joining the Hotel Nia team, Donne served as the Director of Sales and Events at the four-diamond luxury Stanford Park Hotel. Among her many other accomplishments, she has also served as the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, the San Diego Marriott La Jolla, and the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles and Tucson, AZ.

Medina’s career began at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Cancun, Mexico, which later led him to serve as Restaurant Manager and Assistant Food & Beverage Director in Doha, Qatar and Santiago, Chile. More recently, Medina served as Food & Beverage Director at Solage Calistoga and The Resort at Marina Village, as well as General Manager of Vida at Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

“We’re offering a dynamic food & beverage program for the community that will give them a place to entertain, relax, and collaborate with colleagues,” says Media. “Our chef-driven California Mediterranean restaurant, Porta Blu, has indoor and outdoor seating, including a large bar and semi-private indoor cabanas. We also have a partnership with Verve Coffee Roasters, making it easy for guests to grab a quick cup to-go or linger in a more casual setting.”

Hotel Nia is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, a handpicked group of unique luxury hotels tied with Marriott’s reward program. The property is financed by Ensemble Real Estate Investments and AECOM Capital and is managed by .

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