CHARLESTON, SC--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - A wealth of experience and strong motivation has netted honors for the Director of Sales and Marketing at one of the finest luxury hotels in Charleston, South Carolina.

Lori Cox, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Charleston Marriott was recently named 2011 Sales Leader of the Year by JHM Hotels, a national multi-brand hotel company operating 40 properties in key U.S. destinations, including a concentration of hotels in Charleston, Orlando, Atlanta and Miami.

This award honors the sales professional within JHM whose dedication and leadership inspired their team/hotel and/or region in reaching amazing results. Annual honorees have the capability to look into the future and see the organization not as it is, but as what it can become; and utilize extraordinary measures to catapult their team to success.

"The award recognizes Lori for her incredible contribution to our sales team since her arrival in early 2010," said Patrick Rogers, general manager of the Charleston Marriott. "Lori has brought a wealth of experience and motivation to our Sales and Revenue team that has resulted in great occupancy and revenue growth, while building an excellent team of sales professionals."

In recognition of the honor, Ms. Cox, who has been a part of this luxury Charleston, SC hotel's sales team for the past two years, was presented a one-year lease on a new BMW 328i.

With over 26 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Cox leads a team of dedicated sales professionals who assist individual and corporate guests in meeting their housing and event needs. This Charleston, South Carolina hotel offers 341 guest rooms, six hotel suites and up to 50,000 square feet of flexible and state-of-the-art event space, making it an ideal choice for business conventions, corporate meetings, trade shows and elegant social gatherings. Pampering guests with gracious amenities and exceptional service, the Marriott is a premier choice among Charleston, SC upscale hotels whether planning a family vacation, expansive wedding reception or inspirational business conference.

Cox and the sales team at the Charleston Marriott are joined in their quest for excellence by a staff of dedicated event managers and catering sales professionals all working together to ensure every detail is perfectly executed for inspiring and successful business or social events.

Aided by the warm Southern charm that radiates throughout this Charleston, South Carolina hotel's impeccable property, the Marriott staff works diligently to surround guests with style and comfort for a unique and relaxing hotel experience.

About the Charleston Marriott

The Charleston Marriott is conveniently located near popular historic downtown Charleston destinations and welcomes guests with fine amenities including a concierge level and tantalizing on-site dining at Saffire Charleston's Oven Restaurant and Bar, where daily menus reflect eclectic style and flavors. Guests can also relax at day's end around magnificent river view sunsets or flat-panel TVs at the Aqua Terrace Roof-Top Bar. Added services at this luxury hotel also include a refreshing outdoor pool, well-equipped hotel fitness center and relaxing whirlpool.

Contact Information:

Patrick Rogers
General Manager