Skål International Hamilton-Niagara congratulate Razan Hawwa on her promotion

Promotion of Miss Razan Hawwa as Director of Sales & Marketing.

Burlington, Ontario; Frank Vismeg, Managing Director, is pleased to announce Miss Razan Hawwa as Director of Sales & Marketing effective May 15, 2021, for the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel – Burlington/Oakville upscale and unparalleled service.

In her new position, Razan will lead the Sales, Marketing, Public Relations, and Conference Services teams, tasked with optimizing revenue opportunities and continuing to develop Courtyard by Marriot hotel's Select brand. She most recently served as the Sales & Marketing Manager. This role gave her valuable insights and understanding of the hotel's rate strategy and her time spent in progressive roles within the Revenue Management, comparative analysis of local, regional, and national hospitality market, and working closely alongside the General Manager and Managing Director. Razan is also working very closely with the Marriott Sales Marketing team to generate new business for our property.

Razan has a broad-base knowledge of Hotel Operations and Sales and Marketing, most of which has been with Marriott. She has a genuine passion for providing outstanding guest experiences and creating a positive work environment. Razan is a prime example of a manager who presents herself and the hotel with dignity, knowledge, and diplomacy. "We are confident that Razan is the right person to elevate the Sales and Marketing Strategy further, and all of us are looking forward to her leadership and collaborations in the accomplishment of overall results". "We have all been impressed by her strong track record of innovative marketing, execution, operational excellence, sales and even going above and beyond her duties."

Razan graduated from McMaster University with Honours Bachelor of Commerce and later completed her Hospitality & Tourism Management with Florida Atlantic University. She is also fluent in English and Arabic. She is the newest member of Skål International Hamilton-Niagara and has attended virtual webinars and networked with members across the world. She is looking forward to furthering involvement when in-person events are allowed. 

Let us all congratulate Razan Hawwa on this promotion and wish her luck for all her future undertakings.


Frank Vismeg

Managing Director

Burloak Hospitality Management Ltd/

Courtyard by Marriott Burlington/Oakville, ON