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Garine Ferejian-Mayo

CCO
Sonesta

As a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of hospitality experience, Garine is known for her relentless focus on people, teamwork, and driving results. She is recognized by her peers, colleagues, and industry partners as passionate, optimistic, strategic, analytical, mentor, maintains strong customer & ownership relationships, forward thinker and get-it-done mind-set. Garine most recently served as Head of Commercial for IHG Hotels & Resorts in the AMER region where she led commercial strategies, build brand specific plans to improve performance, Sales Priorities, third party engagement, and lead new hotel opening plans. In her previous role, Garine was responsible for Ownership relations, Commercial, Revenue Management, and Field Marketing for all IHG New York Market for Managed & Franchise plus close collaboration with the Kimpton properties.

When Garine is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, husband Peter, and daughter Giovanna who is a junior in high school. She enjoys reading books through her book club (last book “The Stationery Shop” by Marjan Kamali), explore new recipes, listens to Educational & Health POD Cast topics 1X a day, enjoys running outdoors, and likes to be close to the ocean as much as possible. Garine also believes in passing forward through mentorship/sponsorship, take part in multiple hospitality panels, coaching opportunities at local schools, and involvement in the “Women in Travel Thrive” organization.

Garine joins Sonesta from IHG Hotels & Resorts where she held the Head of Commercial for CMH Hotels in the AMER region. She was responsible for Owners relations, driving strategies for Commercial, Digital Marketing & Revenue Management performance, and Sales & Customer engagement. She brings 25+ years of experience in Operations, Revenue Management, and Sales combined with her passion to work in a diverse and competitive environment. Garine is an accomplished, energetic, and has a passion to create successful teams to drive topline performance. She is known for her relentless focus on people, teamwork, and leading commercial strategies to drive market share & profitable results.

When Garine is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, husband Pater, daughter Giovanna (19), and “Ginger” (5-year-old goldendoodle). She is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys skiing, hiking, and running outdoors. Additionally, she enjoys reading books, listening to pod cast sessions, and strongly believes in passing forward through mentorship/sponsorship and engagement with multiple industry organizations.

Indie

Cultivate

New York City

April 24 - 25, 2024
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