Fairmont Dallas Introduces Benjamin De La Rosa as Director of Revenue Management and Christina Mertz as Director of Catering and Conference Services

Fairmont Dallas

DALLAS – January 23, 2023 – Fairmont Dallas welcomes two staff members
to new positions in 2023, Benjamin De La Rosa has been appointed
Director of Revenue Management and Christina Mertz has been promoted to
Director of Catering and Conference Services.
In his new role, De La Rosa will oversee all revenue management
operations at Fairmont Dallas. He most recently worked as a Revenue
Specialist at Hilton properties, and prior to that, he was the
Housekeeping Director at Hilton San Diego Bayfront; Laundry Supervisor,
Housekeeping Supervisor, and Front Desk Supervisor at La Jolla Beach &
Tennis Club in La Jolla, CA. De La Rosa brings over 10 years of
hospitality experience and leadership to his new position.
“I am delighted to join the Accor team and be part of the Fairmont
Dallas family,” De La Rosa said. “Fairmont Dallas is an iconic hotel
in the heart of a new city for me and I am looking forward to continuing
my career here.”
Dave Martinez, Director of Sales and Marketing for Fairmont Dallas, was
eager to promote Christina Mertz to Director of Catering and Conference
Services from her previous role as Assistant Director of Catering &
Conference Services, a role in which she was instrumental to the overall
success of the team. Reporting to the Director of Sales and Marketing,
Mertz will oversee Catering and Conference Services for the 545-room
hotel, which is home to several major annual conferences in Dallas.
Mertz brings over twenty years of experience to the position, including
experience from several previous roles in management positions in
Catering and Conference Service Departments. She has previously served
as the Director of Special Events at Goldman Properties in Miami, FL,
Senior Catering & Group Sales Manager at both The Setai and The Raleigh
Hotel, and Director of Catering and Convention Services at W South
Beach.
“I am excited to continue my career with Accor and the Fairmont Dallas
family,” Mertz said. “I am eager to use my experience and leadership
to serve our guests and accommodate their needs.”
“We are thrilled to add an excellent new member in Benjamin and to
recognize Christina in a new position on our team,” Martinez said.
“Ben’s experience and enthusiasm will  add great value to our
already excellent team, and the expanded breadth of Christina’s skills
will bring our Catering and Conference Services team to new heights.”
Fairmont Dallas [3] is located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District
with 545 guest rooms, a rooftop terrace complete with garden and Junior
Olympic sized pool, and 70,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel
is home to the Pyramid Restaurant and an on-site Starbucks on the Lobby
level, making it an ideal location for those traveling for business and
pleasure. Fairmont Dallas celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019.
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AccorHotels [4] is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital
innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,600 hotels, resorts
and residences across 100 different countries.

With an unrivaled portfolio of internationally renowned hotel brands [5]
encompassing the entire range from luxury to economy, from upscale to
lifestyle and midscale brands, AccorHotels has been providing
savoir-faire and expertise for more than 50 years.

In addition to its core hospitality business, AccorHotels has
successfully expanded its range of services, becoming the world leader
in luxury private residence [6] rental with more than 10,000 stunning
properties around the world. The Group is also active in the fields of
concierge services [7], co-working [8], dining [9], events [10]
management and digital solutions [11].

Relying on its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated staff,
AccorHotels is committed to fulfilling its primary mission: to make
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most attractive hotel loyalty programs – Le Club AccorHotels.   [12]

AccorHotels plays an active role in its local communities and is
committed to promoting sustainable development and solidarity through
PLANET 21 Acting Here [13], a comprehensive program that brings together
employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.

From 2008, the AccorHotels Solidarity Endowment Fund [14] has acted as a
natural extension of the Group’s activities and values, helping to
combat the social and financial exclusion experienced by the most
disadvantaged members of society.

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Christina Mertz
Christina Mertz - Director of Catering and Conference Services
Benjamin De La Rosa
Benjamin De La Rosa - Director of Revenue Management
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