Oneida Nation Names Director of Sales for Turning Stone Resort Casino
Melissa Olsen Brings Experience from Major Resorts in San Diego
Oneida Nation Enterprises has named Melissa Olsen Director of Sales at Turning Stone Resort Casino. She will oversee all aspects of resort sales, including corporate meetings, conventions and trade shows. Olsen is also responsible for wedding sales, group tour sales and conference services at Turning Stone.
Olsen brings extensive experience in the hospitality industry, most recently as Director of Sales and Marketing at the W San Diego. Prior to that, Olsen was Director of Sales for Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ group of four properties in San Diego, California. She previously served as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, and held various sales leadership positions at other Starwood Hotel and Resort properties on the West Coast.
As Director of Sales for Turning Stone, Olsen is returning to Upstate New York. She is a native of Elba, N.Y., a graduate of The State University of New York at Geneseo, and began her career in hotel sales in Rochester, New York.
Turning Stone Resort Casino offers five award-winning lodging choices. The Lodge at Turning Stone and The Tower Hotel both offer AAA Four Diamond rated luxury and service. Guest rooms in The Casino Hotel underwent a full renovation in 2012. The Inn at Turning Stone offers affordable accommodations, while The Villages RV Park offers a wide variety of activities and amenities for RV enthusiasts. Conferences, meetings, and special events can be accommodated in a wide variety of venues. Turning Stone’s Conference Center offers nine rooms and approximately 24,000 square feet of floor space. The Event Center’s main arena has nearly 30,000 square feet of floor space for trade shows, and an additional 19,000 square foot pre-function area. The Clubhouse at Shenendoah features three banquet rooms that provide a total of 5,900 square feet of space, with a fireplace and large balcony overlooking the 1st, 10th, and 18th holes of the Shenendoah Golf Club.
About Turning Stone Resort Casino
A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant. For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site at TurningStone.com.
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