Selling the Future, with Mark McLaughlin and Sarah Becker

The Room Block

Jun 16 2021 • 58 mins

It’s challenging to be on the opening team of a new hotel under normal circumstances; even more so under our “new normal.” Mark McLaughlin, Director of Business Development at the brand new Sable at Navy Pier Chicago, and Sarah Becker, Complex Director of Sales at the also brand-new Hilton Garden Inn and Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop join me in The Room Block to chat about how their hotel sales journeys have led them to their exciting new roles as sales leaders starting from scratch. Listen in to learn about your new favorite hotel hangouts in Chicago, and to catch up with two veteran hotel sales professionals who are using their skills and passions to build new hotels, and rebuild our industry. Mark McLaughlin is originally from the Philadelphia area with his first job out of Penn State with DoubleTree National Sales, back when DoubleTree was its own company prior to the Hilton acquisition. Most of his career has been spent in downtown Chicago with the opening of theWit Chica