The reimagined Mar Monte Hotel in Santa Barbara, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, announces the appointments of Patricia Kimball as Director of Sales & Marketing and Danielle Shear as Director of Operations.
Kimball brings over 20 years of experience to her new role as Director of Sales & Marketing, including opening and rebranding numerous properties in Central and Northern California and Hawai‘i. Her exceptional knowledge of the hospitality industry coupled with her outside-the-box creativity has contributed to her solid history of success. Most recently, Kimball served as Director of Sales, Catering & Marketing at Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta. Prior to that, she worked at multiple hotels in Hawai‘i including The Laylow, Autograph Collection; Prince Resorts Hawai‘i; and The Modern Honolulu. Her previous experience also includes sales roles throughout Northern California with Bernardus Lodge & Spa Carmel Valley; Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay; and InterContinental Hotels of San Francisco.
Shear also boasts an extensive hospitality background, having led teams at hotels across the country, where she consistently met and exceeded goals in the areas of guest service and experience, as well as community engagement. Most recently, she helmed several HEI Hotels & Resorts properties as Task Force General Manager including The Westin Minneapolis and Hotel RL Baltimore. Within HEI Hotels, which manages Mar Monte Hotel, Shear is also a member of HEI’s Women in Leadership Council, which was created to promote positive career growth among women leaders and advance gender parity within HEI. Prior to that, she served as General Manager at numerous properties in Washington, including Red Lion Inn & Suites Federal Way in Washington and Sutton Suites in the greater Seattle area.
“We are thrilled to welcome Patricia and Danielle to Mar Monte Hotel,” said Rachel Moniz, Chief Operating Officer for HEI Hotels. “Their extensive hospitality backgrounds and proven track records make them valuable additions to the team, and we look forward to continuing the strong momentum following the hotel’s grand opening under their leadership.”