Michele Comete-Schonemann has joined Belmond Charleston Place as the newest Senior National Sales Manager, responsible for the Midwest, West Coast, and Canadian markets. Comete-Schonemann has nearly 15 years of industry experience, 12 of which were spent working in luxury resorts and urban properties. Her background includes major hospitality brands such as W, The Phoenician, and St. Regis.
After starting her sales career in 2006, she was the manager responsible for the pre-opening of W Scottsdale Hotel in Arizona. After making a name in the Scottsdale market, she then moved on as the group account director for The Phoenician.
Most recently, Comete-Schonemann held the role of group account director at The St. Regis in Princeville, Hawaii. It was here that she was responsible for the Midwest market, as well as Canada.
“There are great things happening in Charleston and at Belmond Charleston Place. Michele’s diverse experience in the industry is a great addition to our team,” said Director of Sales Charlie Wellman.
A Canadian native, whose first language is French, Comete-Schonemann earned her bachelor degree in leisure studies from Université du Québec á Trois-Rivières with a focus on leisure, culture, and tourism.