Skidmore will lead Sales and Marketing at Queen Mary

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queen mary marketing managerThe most recent of the Queen Mary’s management team additions, Bruce Skidmore, joins as Director of Sales & Marketing.

Skidmore’s background includes over 20 years in the hospitality management industry, most recently as Director of Sales at the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, where he worked with 224 accommodation partners representing over 12,000 hotel rooms.

Specializing in group sales and marketing, high-quality customer service, conference and event planning, food and beverage and front office management; Skidmore will use his well-rounded knowledge and diverse skill set to drive awareness, sales and group bookings for the historic ship.

“The Queen Mary has so much to offer, and overseeing her sales and marketing is a special opportunity,” said Skidmore. “I’m looking forward to working with the team assembled here to produce positive results for the ship and exceptional experiences for our guests.”

Skidmore has worked with a number of historic properties in his previous positions as Area Director of Sales for Marriott/Renaissance Hotels & Resorts and Vice President of Convention Sales & Marketing for Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau in Mobile, Ala.

He joins other recent additions to the Queen Mary team including Executive Chef Larry Banares, known as Chef Larry; Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing Stephanie Teichman; and Director of Events, Attractions and Entertainment Paul Haught.

About the Queen Mary

Located in Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. Its award-winning restaurants include Sir Winston’s signature dining as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon.  History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and Behind the Scenes tour while guests of all ages love the Ghosts and Legends tour. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable, authentic Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 314 staterooms spanning three decks including eight full suites which have hosted a variety of colorful characters from World War II leaders to British royalty and the stars of Hollywood’s golden era. For more or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934.

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