Sally Ableitner | Director of Sales and Marketing

As Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing, Sally is an essential part of the Graves Hospitality Executive Team. With an extensive sales and marketing background and comprehensive experience in new business development, account management and strategic planning, Sally has a demonstrated track record of increasing sales, enhancing business efficiencies and driving profits. Prior to joining the Executive Team, Sally was Director of Sales and Marketing at the Graves Hospitality managed, St. Paul DoubleTree by Hilton and its popular Rival House Restaurant. In this position, she earned the “Director of Sales of the Year” award. Prior to this role, she held director and assistant director positions at both the Graves 601 Hotel and The Hotel Minneapolis. She also brings extensive hotel-specific knowledge from her previous senior sales positions at the Westin Minneapolis, Radisson Blu and the Millennium Hotel. Throughout her early career in hospitality, Sally was promoted into a number of positions from executive meeting manager, business travel sales manager and senior sales manager. Years of combined experience in leadership positions make Sally an adept visionary when conceptualizing and delivering calculated and strategic sales and marketing campaigns. Her efforts repeatedly garner successful product and service awareness through media and public relations that generate demand, leading to quantifiable increases in occupancy and sales. A Minnesota native, Sally is a graduate of St. Cloud State University with a degree in Geography with an emphasis in Travel and Tourism.