Catherine Salerno of Chatham, N.J., a 30-year hospitality industry veteran, has been named director of sales and marketing at the recently renovated 304-room Hilton Short Hills.
From 2009 to 2013, Salerno was area director of sales for HEI Hotels & Resorts, responsible for the leadership and development of the sales departments at the Marriott Hanover in Whippany, N.J., and the Embassy Suites Tysons Corner and Le Meridian Arlington hotels in Virginia.
Prior to that, she worked four years for Crestline Hotels & Resorts, directing sales at the 354-room Hilton Parsippany and 152-room Hampton Inn Parsippany in New Jersey and 256-room Headquarters Plaza Hotel in Morristown, N.J. During that period, she received Crestline’s Outstanding Sales Leadership Award for three consecutive years.
Earlier in her career, Salerno was a food and beverage field consultant for the U.S. Navy in Washington and held management positions with Hyatt Corporation and Walt Disney World, where she began her hospitality career.
“As we prepare to celebrate our 25th anniversary, Catherine’s extensive sales expertise, tremendous market knowledge and strong familiarity with the area will be an invaluable asset as we continue to showcase our newly renovated spaces and dining experiences,” said Pablo Torres, general manager, Hilton Short Hills.
Salerno is a board member of the Morris County College School of Hospitality and a past adjunct professor. She received a bachelor of science degree and master of business administration degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York
About Hilton Short Hills
Ideally situated directly across from the upscale Mall at Short Hills, Hilton Short Hills is at the center of New Jersey's corporate arena and within easy reach of Manhattan and Newark Liberty International Airport. This charming, AAA Four Diamond hotel features 304 graciously appointed rooms, including 37 deluxe suites, and Executive Level accommodations including an Executive Lounge and Concierge services. Award-winning cuisine and ambiance at a stunning collection of restaurants, The Retreat, The Dining Room and the seasonal Patio Bar and Grill. The eforea spa: at Hilton, is the first in a line of new spas created by Hilton Hotels & Resorts which offers 13 treatment rooms, transition lounge, full service salon, adult only indoor heated pool, whirlpool, sauna, locker rooms and seasonal family-friendly outdoor pool. The Hilton Fitness Club, available 24 hours per day, offers Hilton Fitness by Precor® equipment, annual membership, personal training, group fitness courses and seasonal tennis. The hotel also offers 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space including conference and executive suites, Executive Boardroom and Grand Ballroom. Transportation services and on-site garage with self- and valet parking are available.