Hello, I’m Michelle Somes
Event Strategist, ESN
Let me help you achieve your goals! After a rewarding 21 year career in hotel sales, I aligned myself with Experient. My hotel experience comes in handy with being able to “talk the talk” with hotels.
And thanks to the collective data and knowledge secured by contracting 4.6 million room nights annually, you can be confident you are receiving the optimum combination of rates, concessions, and terms every time.
I am very passionate about what I do because I truly feel that I provide a great service. I know what hotels are able to give on. Success is knowing what a partnership is.
I want to be your partner with you in the process. My goal is to build a long lasting relationship with you for years to come.
“We learned about Maritz Global Events while looking for a new location for one of our events and it’s blossomed into a relationship akin to having extended our staff! They use their expertise to thoroughly investigate properties, provide timely follow-ups, negotiate contracts on our behalf, and provide candid and generous advice. Maritz Global Events has really taken the time and care to secure excellent locations and accommodations that are tailored to our needs and they continue to be a tremendous resource to our organization.”
National Nonprofit Educational Council
During my 21 years in hotel sales and catering, I have been fortunate enough to live and work in several places: the Maryland/DC/Virginia area, New Orleans and Orlando. After graduating from college, I began my career with Marriott Hotels then had the pleasure of saying “Have a Magical Day” working for Walt Disney World Resorts. I finished up my hotel career with Hilton Hotels. I worked in hotels with 300 guestrooms up to 2,000 guestrooms and my largest hotel had 200,000 sq ft of meeting space. During my all my years, I learned from the best. I am very detailed oriented and organized. I have a natural spirt to serve and love delivering outstanding service. I know what exceptional service is and I expect it for myself and my clients.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending my time with my family which include two spoiled Britanny Spaniel’s. I also love traveling within the US and Internationally. You can always learn something from someone.
My Personal Statement
“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it” -Thomas Jefferson
My Contact Information
Location: Celebration, Florida
Phone: (407) 284-0048