Solera Smith: Director of Convention Services email@example.com
Born and raised in sunny Carmel Valley, CA, Solera moved to Santa Barbara where she discovered her love for the hospitality industry. She then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to pursue a degree in Event Management at University of Nevada Las Vegas. After working on the opening of the Westin Casaurina in Las Vegas, she returned to California and worked in catering sales with Joie de Vivre until she came on board as Senior Catering Sales Manager at the InterContinental San Francisco during the opening in 2008. She was then promoted to Associate Area Director of Catering in late 2010 for both Intercontinental Hotels of San Francisco, recognized as Leadership of the Quarter for 3rd quarter, 2010 for her dedication and exemplary customer service, and took on the role of Director of Convention Services at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco in August, 2015.
Her not-so-secret formula to success is simple... "I just LOVE what I do!" Solera says, "And true Guest Service and Relationships are at the core of this. I love that I get to tackle new challenges with every event and develop friendships that last long after the conferences are over. Whether it be a small meeting for 20 or a conference for 1000, I always have the same goal: to ensure my clients and their attendees have the best over-all and unique experience."
Solera has a passion for cooking, enjoys dancing, hiking, and the outdoors. She resides in the North Bay with her husband, Danny, and their adopted Chocolate Lab/Great Dane, Nikko.