San Diego Kimpton appoints new group sales, meeting managers

San Diego’s Kimpton Solamar Hotel appointed Rosaline Verhoog as group sales manager and promoted Crystal Wagner to executive meeting manager of the 235-room downtown boutique hotel.

Rosaline Verhoog.
Photo credit: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

As group sales manager, Verhoog will lead group sales efforts east of the Rocky Mountains with a focus on government, social, military, education, religious, fraternal, law, nonprofit foundations and associations, entertainment and corporate, increasing exposure and revenue and supporting marketing campaigns for the hotel.

Verhoog comes to Kimpton Solamar Hotel from Estancia La Jolla (Calif.) Hotel and Spa, where she held a role as executive meeting sales manager. She also held various roles at other San Diego hotels including W San Diego, Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina and the U.S. Grant, a Luxury Collection Hotel in San Diego.


Like this story? Subscribe to Operations!

Hospitality professionals turn to Operations as their go-to source for breaking news on guest rooms, food & beverage, hospitality trends, management, and more. Sign up today to get news and updates delivered to your inbox daily and read on the go.

Verhoog earned her bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management from San Diego State University.

As executive meeting manager, Wagner will be focused on both booking small groups across all market segments and working with the planners to detail the group and meeting specifications to execute programs. In addition, she will manage the social media marketing efforts for the hotel.

Crystal Wagner.
Photo credit: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Wagner joined Kimpton Solamar Hotel in 2016 as guest services agent, where she evolved the guest experience by providing guidance about the local area, attractions, restaurants events, hotel property and amenities. Prior to her time at Kimpton, Wagner held various roles in retail and sales management for more than 15 years.

Wagner holds a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising and product development from Kent State University. 

“Rosaline and Crystal’s passion for the hospitality industry, strong leadership skills and unwavering focus on elevating the guest experience make them such a great asset for our property,” Kate Connor, director of sales and marketing at the hotel, said in a statement. “We are pleased to have them both strengthen our Kimpton Solamar Hotel family in their new roles and are confident they’ll make a notable impact in continuing to elevate the hotel’s position as San Diego’s leader in guest service and unforgettable corporate group experiences.”