Fairmont Dallas Welcomes Two Staff Members to New Roles

Fairmont Dallas has welcomed two staff members to new positions: Elvira Velez has been appointed director of catering and conference services; and Rob DeCanter has been promoted to senior director of group sales.

In her new role, Velez will oversee all catering and conference services at Fairmont Dallas, the 545-key property, which is home to several annual conferences in Dallas. Most recently, she worked as a regional director of catering and conference services at Remington Hotels. Prior to that, she was the senior events leader at Marriott properties; director of event planning at W Dallas Victory Park; task force senior manager at San Francisco Marriott Union Square; sales manager and senior and event manager at The St. Regis Bahia Beach; and senior groups and conventions manager, and group auditor at Gran Melia Puerto Rico. Velez brings over 17 years of hospitality experience and leadership to this role.

Dave Martinez, director of sales and marketing for Fairmont Dallas, said he was eager to promote Rob DeCanter to senior director of group sales from his previous role as director of group sales where he provided a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the team. He brings over 14 years of experience to the position, including experience from several previous roles in management positions in sales departments. DeCanter has previously served as the senior sales manager at Fairmont Dallas; group sales manager at Fairmont Newport Beach; and senior sales manager at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort.

Located in the center of the Dallas Arts District, Fairmont Dallas has 545 guestrooms, a rooftop terrace complete with a garden and Junior Olympic sized pool, and 70,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel is also home to the Pyramid Restaurant and an on-site Starbucks on the Lobby level.

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

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