Fairmont Dallas Adds Director of Catering and Conference Services

Fairmont Dallas recently welcomed two staff members to new positions: Christina Mertz has been promoted to director of catering and conference services; and Benjamin De La Rosa has been named director of revenue management.

Dave Martinez, director of sales and marketing for Fairmont Dallas, was eager to promote Christina Mertz to director of catering and conference services from her previous role as assistant director of catering and conference services—a role in which she was instrumental to the overall success of the team. Reporting to the director of sales and marketing, Mertz will oversee catering and conference services for the 545-room hotel, which is home to several annual conferences in Dallas.

Mertz brings over 20 years of experience to the position, including experience from several previous roles in management positions in catering and conference service departments. She has previously served as the director of special events at Goldman Properties in Miami, FL, senior catering and group sales manager at both The Setai and The Raleigh Hotel, and director of catering and convention services at W South Beach.

As director of revenue management, De La Rosa will oversee all revenue management operations at the hotel. He most recently worked as a revenue specialist at Hilton properties and, prior to that, he was the housekeeping director at Hilton San Diego Bayfront; laundry supervisor, housekeeping supervisor and front desk supervisor at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in La Jolla, CA. De La Rosa brings over 10 years of hospitality experience and leadership to his new role.

Fairmont Dallas is located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. Beyond its 500-plus guestrooms, there is a rooftop terrace complete with garden and Junior Olympic-sized pool, and 70,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel is home to the Pyramid Restaurant and an on-site Starbucks on the lobby level. Fairmont Dallas celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019.

For more information, visit www.fairmont.com/dallas.

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