Hyatt Regency Santa Clara General Manager Dania Duke announced that Marianne Milton has just been appointed as the hotel’s new Associate Director of Sales.
Most recently the Director of Sales & Marketing for the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, Milton was born and raised in Denmark. After she finished her term with Hoejere Handelseksamen (Higher Business Education), Milton came to the United States in 1987 to travel around the country after a two-year apprenticeship at Lion Ferry A/S, a company specializing in transporting passengers, cars and trucks across the Kattegat Ocean (between Denmark and Sweden).
Milton’s original plan was to return to Denmark, but Milton landed a job with Hyatt Hotels 25 years ago, first as a front desk agent, then working her way into sales. Milton has held several management positions for such properties as the Grand Hyatt San Francisco; Hyatt Rickey’s in Palo Alto; and the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.
In order to further round out her experience, Marianne had a brief hiatus from Hyatt Hotels when she went to work for a tradeshow company as a venue planning manager, focusing on selecting venues and negotiating contracts.
Marianne resides in San Mateo with her husband and daughter.