The San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau (SACVB) is excited to announce its new Director of Sales, Tyler Orwig, and Senior Sales Manager, Sandy Gaudet. Both Orwig and Gaudet will play instrumental roles in sharing San Antonio’s exceptional meeting package with industry professionals.
Director of Sales, Tyler Orwig, is a 15-year hotel industry leader. He was most recently Director of Sales for Hyatt Regency Crystal City and Hyatt Regency Coral Gables. Orwig is familiar with San Antonio’s distinct personality and offerings, having opened the city’s Grand Hyatt in 2008 as the Assistant Director of Sales.
“We are honored that Tyler is joining the San Antonio team. His 15 years of industry knowledge will have a great impact on the success of San Antonio’s meetings and conventions industry,” said SACVB Executive Director, Casandra Matej. “Tyler’s proven track record and warm and welcoming personality make him the ideal choice for San Antonio.”
“Helping to open the doors of San Antonio’s Grand Hyatt hotel in 2008, gave me the opportunity to fall in love with the city’s people and personality,” noted Orwig. “San Antonio is a meeting destination unlike anywhere else. Having a newly transformed center on the River Walk, a great hotel package and a destination that works in unison to provide superior customer service is an exciting thing to share with meeting professionals. I look forward to working alongside the industry’s valued partners and members of the SACVB to ensure that our industry knows how much San Antonio has to offer.”
Sandy Gaudet recently joined the SACVB team as a Washington D.C.-based Senior Sales Manager. She is San Antonio’s second D.C.-based sales manager dedicated to the National Association market. Gaudet was previously a Senior Sales Manager for the 1,900-room San Francisco Hilton. Prior to that, she was a National Accounts Representative for Gaylord Hotels based in Washington D.C. Gaudet is a San Antonio native and graduate of Texas Tech University.
“Sandy’s San Antonio roots along with her Washington D.C.-based experience are the perfect combination to help national associations learn more about the San Antonio meeting experience. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team,” said Matej.
“It’s exciting to sell a city like San Antonio. It is near and dear to my heart: the food, the culture and the people. Plus, the overall destination appeal mixed with a great meetings package is hard to resist,” noted Gaudet.
The San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, a department of the City of San Antonio, is funded through the hotel/motel occupancy tax. The bureau is a marketing, sales and service organization dedicated to the promotion of San Antonio as a meetings and visitor destination for the purpose of positively affecting the city’s economy.