Radisson Blu Mall of America announces the appointment of Gary O’Driscoll to director of sales and marketing. O’Driscoll brings nearly two decades of experience in the hospitality industry to his new role, and he has overseen hotels throughout Illinois and Texas.
“The Radisson Blu family is thrilled to welcome Gary O’Driscoll to the team,” says Harry Gorstayn, general manager of Radisson Blu Mall of America. “Gary has a proven track record of success and has consistently surpassed his properties’ sales goals year-over-year. His fresh perspective and leadership will be a great addition to our talented marketing and sales teams.”
In his new role, O’Driscoll is responsible for leading all sales and marketing efforts throughout the 500-room hotel. Prior to joining Radisson Blu Mall of America, he oversaw several properties in Texas as director of sales and marketing, including Wyndham Riverwalk San Antonio, Hilton San Antonio Airport, and Crowne Plaza Dallas near Galleria-Addison. Before moving to Texas in 2014, O’Driscoll oversaw marketing and sales for several properties in Illinois, including Hyatt Regency Deerfield and Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge. He began his career in hotel sales in 2002 as reservation sales manager for Wyndham Northwest Chicago.
“I started my career in the Midwest, and I’m grateful that my work with Radisson Blu Mall of America has allowed me to return home,” says O’Driscoll. “Radisson Blu embodies the best of Midwestern hospitality from superior guest service to a staff that feels more like a family across all hotel departments. I couldn’t ask for a better team to mentor.”
An Illinois native, O’Driscoll graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. He’s also received a number of accolades for his work in sales, including Aimbridge Hospitality’s “Sales Manager of the Year,” and he’s a four-time recipient of the company’s Presidential Award for achieving the highest market share growth.