Jina Ellison

Regional Director of Sales and Marketing

Jina Ellison

Jina Ellison has been with Spire Hospitality since January 2014 following a transition from a previous hospitality management company and recently promoted to Regional Director of Sales and Marketing.  As Regional Director of Sales and Marketing at Spire Hospitality, Ellison leads the sales and marketing efforts for several large full service hotels primarily with our Embassy Suites Portfolio.  

With more than 20 years of hotel experience, Ellison previously served as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Embassy Suites Portland Washington Square while serving as a lead for several hotels.  Through her leadership, the Embassy Suites experienced exponential growth and received several awards including #1 in NOI, #1 in GOP and Sales team of the year.  In 2013, Ellison was also awarded Director of Sales of the Year and the award for 2013/2014 Supplier of the Year.  She has a natural ability to lead, mentor and develop successful high performing sales teams that work cohesively in tandem with the revenue triangle.  Her extensive sales and revenue management knowledge coupled with brand knowledge has enabled her to create and deploy training tools for several hotel teams.  Prior to Spire Hospitality and the Embassy Suites, Ellison was Director of Sales and Marketing with CSM Lodging for several years at multiple hotels.  She was a cluster leader of five hotels while executing sales training for 37 hotels comprised of 34 Marriott properties and three Hilton branded properties.  Her management experience also includes three years at an independent property and 8 years in various operations positions with convention hotels and convention centers.

Based in Portland, Oregon, Ellison is a committed member of several nonprofit organizations such as GBTA, NTA, OBTA and sits on the board of directors with MPI Oregon. She also enjoys supporting several charitable organizations such as Girls Scouts of America, the Union Gospel Mission and sits on the board of directors for the Angel Hero Foundation.