Will Forrest is the newly appointed sales manager for the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. In his new position, Forrest is responsible for increasing market share of convention and group travel from the potent associations markets on the East Coast. Prior to joining the hotel, he served as a West Coast convention sales manager at the Venetian | Palazzo in Las Vegas, Nevada, a 7,000 all-suite property with over 2 million square feet of meeting/convention space.
He began his sale career at Aerotek in its gaming/engineering division. Forrest brings to his position a familiarity with his new city and the Midwest, having experienced academic and athletic honors while earning his degree in business at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph on a baseball scholarship.
The Marriott Kansas City Downtown is the city’s largest convention hotel, offering 983 guest rooms and over 93,000 square feet of diverse banquet and meeting space made up of 42 different function rooms in two towers connected by an elevated walkway. The hotel is owned by the Kansas City Downtown Hotel Group, L.L.C. and is managed by The Raphael Hotel Group. Information is available by calling 816-421-6800 or visiting kansascitymarriottdowntown.com.