New DS&M at InterContinental Los Angeles

Here's a name to remember when booking a hotel in California: Jake Megrikian has been named the new director of sales and marketing at the InterContinental Los Angeles.

Born in Armenia, Megrikian began his career in hospitality in 1999 at the Marriott Armenia where he worked in the food & beverage and banquet departments. Following his move to the United States, he spent more than eight years with the Marriott and Hilton brands, holding management positions in room operations and events and sales, where he has focused his the past five years.

In 2007 and 2010, Megrikian was awarded Manager of the Year from the Warner Center Marriott. In 2008, he successfully completed the Certified Meeting Professional exam and acquired the designation of CMP.

Megrikian joined the InterContinental Los Angeles team in February 2011 as a senior sales manager. Recently, during an extended absence of a director of sales and marketing, he stepped into the role and became an instrumental part of the management team. Working closely with the Los Angeles and United States tourism boards, Megrikian helped the property reach record numbers for both leisure and business bookings.

In addition to his role at InterContinental Los Angeles, Megrikian serves as co-chair of Site (Society of Incentive Travel Executives) Young Leaders program, which brings together future leaders of the incentive and meetings industries.

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