Cynthia Bock joined Waterton in 2010 and serves as senior vice president, business development for the hospitality platform. In this role, she is responsible for maintaining and expanding relationships with investors and operating partners related to third party management contracts. Prior to her current role, Cynthia served as senior vice president of sales and marketing, where she was responsible for all top line sales, marketing and revenue management efforts for the hospitality portfolio. She was promoted to senior vice president of development in 2017.
Prior to joining Waterton, Cynthia served as director of sales and marketing for Hyatt, Hilton and InterContinental Hotel Group hotels. She’s worked with full service hotel brands such as Hyatt Regency, Hilton Suites, Doubletree Guest Suites & Conference Center, Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, as well as focused service brands like Hilton Garden Inn and Doubletree Club.
Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in both Marketing and Public Relations from Bradley University in Peoria, IL.
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Rainer Jenss of Nyack, New York, founded the Family Travel Association seven years ago to help parents and caregivers introduce children to the world through travel, whether that’s a yearlong trip around the world that Jenss and his family took or a weekend getaway to a nearby destination. To help the travel industry gauge what parents want when they take their kids on vacation, FTA conducts an annual study. The U.S. Family Travel Survey 2021 reveals the shift in mindset the COVID-19 pandemic has created in families planning a trip over the next 12 months. Hoteliers use can use the information to generate business and boost their strategies to recover and sustain business now and other the coming months.
Whether they’re new to the concept or they’ve worked in lodging for years, women are an emerging force in hotel development, investment and ownership. Several industry leaders are making significant strides in building programs that encourage and support women interested in becoming hotel owners and investors. This report examines new projects and updates the status of existing efforts by industry leaders to recruit women as owners and help them hurdle barriers such as critical access to capital.