Located in the heart of Carmel, California just off the West Coast’s scenic Highway 1, Carmel Mission Inn joined Kokua Hospitality’s growing West Coast portfolio in early Q3 of 2017.Ê The coastal boutique property features 165 guest-rooms, over 4,500 square feet of meeting space, a restaurant and bar, a fitness center, as well as an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, and private gardens.Ê
In her role as director of sales and marketing, Aronson is responsible for planning and implementing sales, marketing, and product development programs targeting existing and new markets for the property’s meetings and convention business. The California-native brings 28 years of hospitality experience to the team.
Aronson graduated from the University of Arizona with an Associate’s Degree in business administration and management. She served 12 years in the California Air National Guard at Moffett Field, California as personnel management specialist, eventually making her way into the hospitality industry at Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California.Ê There she explored the various roles within a hotel, working at the front desk and in reservations, catering, and sales.Ê Aronson moved on to join Hilton Hotels & Resorts as a senior sales manager at Hilton Monterey and Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside. Following her eight years with Hilton, Aronson oversaw the sales and marketing departments of a collection of three hotels as the director of sales for Monterey Peninsula Inns.Ê Aronson then served as a global account executive and meeting planner for ConferenceDirect LLC for 13 years before joining Carmel Mission Inn.
ÒDawn’s extensive experience and strong relationships within California’s meetings and events industry are an invaluable asset to our West Coast team,Ó said Kirk Pederson, president of Kokua Hospitality.Ê ÒHer passion and focus on creating personalised, engaging experiences for every guest and client made her a perfect fit within the Kokua culture.Ó