The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North hotel has appointed John Visconti as director of sales and marketing and Okan Hazar as director of food and beverage for this top rated 372-room property located at the Concourse Corporate Center.
Visconti joins the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North from Wyndham Hotel Group, where he served as director of sales and marketing and successfully oversaw the brand transition, renovation and repositioning of the new Wyndham Atlanta Galleria. Previously, Visconti served as director of sales and executive assistant manager for Thompson Hotels, overseeing revenue generation for the Boutique SAX Chicago Hotel, and for five years prior to that was director of sales and marketing for the Hyatt Regency Miami. His career includes 15 years with InterContinental Hotels Group, serving as a director of sales and marketing in Toronto, Chicago, Miami and Atlanta markets. Visconti received a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga. and graduated from Toronto’s Ryerson University in the Hospitality Management Program.
Prior to joining the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, Hazar served as director of banquets for the 763-room Sheraton Downtown Atlanta, responsible for all banquet functions in the hotel’s 42 meeting spaces. Previously, he served as director of outlets for the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. His extensive food and beverage experience also includes serving as director of outlets and restaurant general manger for the Resort at Singer Island in Singer Island, Fla., as well as consultant at Yage Bay Club and assistant beverage manager at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, both in Miami, Fla. Hazar received a Master’s of Science degree in economics from Boston University in Boston, Mass. and a Bachelor’s of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, in business administration and hotel management from the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, N.H.
“We are pleased for John and Okan to be part of the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North executive team,” said Martin Van Der Laan, general manager. “Their extensive experience in the Atlanta market will allow us to enhance our position as one of the most prominent meeting and events hotels in the area and we look forward to continuing to exceed our guest’s expectations.”