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Hilton Charlotte University Place welcomes new Director of Business Travel


Hilton Charlotte University Place announces the appointment of Lena Sanok to Director of Business Travel. Lena brings exceptional leadership and expertise to the property and its guests in an effort to uphold the world’s most famous hotel brand’s standard of excellence.

Hilton Charlotte University Place exceeds far beyond traditional southern hospitality. The hotel staff is devoted to its guests and strives to make each stay a memorable experience. Due to her impressive resume, the Hilton staff is proud to welcome Lena and is confident she will continue to enhance the experience for each business guest during their stay.

“Lena boasts over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry,” said Vineet Nayyar, Chief Operating Officer at GF Management. “We’re thrilled someone with her passion is joining our team here at Hilton Charlotte University Place.”

Lena ignited her passion for hospitality at The Westin Charlotte in 2004 and has continued to flourish in the industry since. Prior to joining Hilton Charlotte University Place, Lena served 2 years in the Global Business Travel Association Ladders mentoring program. During the course of her career, she has been highly active in the North Carolina Business Travel Association, working her way onto the board as Secretary and currently serving as an Allied Board Member. She has even had the honor or representing the organization four separate times at the Global Business Travel Association’s annual Legislative Summit.

In addition to these accolades, Lena had been awarded Hilton’s prestigious Circle of Excellence Award and was selected to attend Hilton’s Annual Top Performers Club Summit in 2016. Lena has undoubtedly earned a promising reputation in the industry due to her passion for travel and commitment to excellence, which makes her a perfect fit for Hilton.

“I know that traveling for work and being away from home is hard,” said Lena. “I love that I can make it my goal to make a hotel a home away from home for weary travelers where they know there is always a welcoming team to greet them at the end of a long day.”

Lena’s competitive spirit and determination helps to paint a picture of success with whatever challenges come her way. When Lena is not working, she is spending time with her husband and two sons, and during those rare instances of free time, you might find her recovering from a long run with a glass of wine and a good book.

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