General Manager and Director of Sales Named at the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa-Wesley Chapel


WESLEY CHAPEL, Florida – Emerald Hospitality is pleased to introduce Robert Knauff as the General Manager and Lisa Moore as the Director of Sales at the soon-to-be open 124 room / 3,600 square foot Hilton Garden Inn Tampa-Wesley Chapel.

Robert joined Emerald Hospitality Associates as the General Manager of the soon to open Hilton Garden Inn Tampa – Wesley Chapel.  Robert began his hospitality career over 30 years ago as a busboy in Orlando.  He got the bug early, holding many positions in the hotel and having his first GM position 20 years ago in Mississippi at a Courtyard by Marriott.  Robert found his love for Hilton nearly 10 years ago when he became an opening GM at a Homewood Suites.

When Robert is not at work he can be found spending time with his wife, dog (Cody) and pet squirrel (little guy).  He also loves playing the guitar.

Lisa brings to the Hilton Garden Inn and Emerald Hospitality Associates a solid hospitality background.   She has had a successful career in both Catering Sales as well as Rooms Sales and has served in a Director capacity since 2008.  Lisa’s success in the Director of Sales role was recognized by her last management company with a promotion to Regional Director of Sales where she supported the sales & marketing efforts of five different Florida properties.

In her role as Director of Sales at the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa-Wesley Chapel, Lisa will oversee and actively participate in all revenue generation activities including sales, marketing, revenue management, eCommerce and eMarketing.  Additionally, she will work in close partnership with the Director of Sales at the Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Wesley-Chapel in cross promoting and maximizing sales efforts & revenues for both properties.

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