DAMARIS MESSINA, Director of Sales of Aloft

Leading Ladies 2023


“Fabulous, fun and sassy” is how colleagues describe Director of Sales Damaris Messina. Her personality is well suited for her role as Director of Sales at the 175-room ALOFT PROVIDENCE DOWNTOWN HOTEL, located in the Innovation & Design District in Providence. Her goal? “To create a never boring space at Aloft where both her customers and team can thrive, be their best version of themselves, and have fun,” says Damaris.

A graduate of Marriott’s Emerging Leaders program, Damaris earned both her BS and MBA from the International Hotel and Tourism School at Johnson & Wales University. She began her career with Marriott in 2006 on the pre-opening team of the Renaissance Providence Downtown hotel. She joined the Marriott GLOBAL Account Sales Organization in 2013, quickly demonstrating great success. Her passion for the hospitality

industry, love for Providence, and innate ability to build long-lasting customer relations have led to great success – Aloft was nominated as the 2022 opening hotel of the year by Marriott International.

191 Dorrance Street, Providence, AloftProvidenceDowntown.com


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