EMILY GIFFORD is the Director of Sales, and a part of the opening team, for the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown/Haymarket. Emily is responsible for proactively creating and implementing strategies to enhance profitability and revenue generation for the hotel as well as developing relationships with clients and promoting guest satisfaction.
With over 25 years of experience in Sales and Marketing management, 15 of those years in management positions in the hospitality industry, Emily possesses the unique ability to quickly identify key demand generators in a variety of markets and prides herself on building solid client relationships. In addition to opening the Hilton Garden Inn she opened the Staybridge Suites Northeast and the Comfort Suites East, both located in Lincoln. Prior to working for Lincoln Hotel Group Management Company, Emily was the Director of Sales for the Hilton Garden Inn Las Colinas/Dallas, Texas; Business Travel Manager for the Adams Mark Hotel, Dallas, Texas; and Director of Sales for the Wyndham Las Colinas/Dallas, Texas.
Emily is a member of LIBA and The Lincoln Haymarket Development Corporation/Board of Directors. She has served as an Ambassador for the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and a member of Meeting Planners International and Business Networking International.
Emily is dedicated to her family and friends and loves being back in Nebraska. Her passions are traveling, music, and spending time with family.