Kerry Dyer, a celebrated luxury hotels executive, has joined Brownell Travel as director of talent development. Dyer, most recently director of sales & marketing with Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta and director of travel industry sales (the Americas) with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, will pioneer the role for Brownell.
Dyer will also be charged with sales development and training for graduates of Brownell’s mentoring program. The program was established in 2006 and was the first-ever winner of Virtuoso’s “Most Outstanding Mentoring & Talent Development” Award. According to a written release, graduates of Brownell’s mentoring program sell double the industry average by their third year in business.
Dyer is a high-profile hire for the $150M luxury boutique agency based in Birmingham, AL. She is a proven and well-respected sales leader with more than two decades of experience in luxury travel. Dyer will be based in Atlanta, Georgia from Brownell’s Buckhead office.
A member of Virtuoso, Brownell is the oldest travel agency in North America. Working with Bennette + Mercado, a hospitality firm that represents some of the top independent luxury properties, Brownell recently created a list of under-the-radar boutique properties that you should know about:
- Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, California
- WestHouse Hotel, New York
- Turtle Inn, a Coppola Resort, Belize
- Blancaneaux Lodge, a Coppola Resort, Belize
- Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, Costa Rica
- Nayara Springs, Costa Rica
- Nekupe Sporting Resort & Retreat, Nicaragua
- La Lancha, a Coppola Resort, Guatemala
- Palazzo Margherita, a Coppola Resort, Italy
- The Market Hotel, Ireland
- Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, Ireland
- Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda
- Jamaica Inn, Jamaica
- Beach Enclave, Turks and Caicos
- Belle Mont Farm, St. Kitts
- Las Brisas Hotel Collection, Mexico
- Nizuc Resort & Spa, Mexico