Seasoned hospitality leader to generate new sales growth

10.14.2014 - Groups

We are very happy to welcome Connie Nuckolls Holliday to Kanuga as our new director of group sales. Connie joins us with an extensive background in resort hospitality and sales. Her experience includes 11 years with Marriott International, four years at Grove Park Inn, and three years with Biltmore in Asheville, NC.

Her expertise includes cultivating new group revenue opportunities in all areas and developing loyal clients. Connie brings proven success in sales management, customer relations and leadership.

“I want to add value to the lives of others,” said Holliday.

StaffHeadshot_ConnieHolliday_2014_0186“With my more than 30 years of hospitality and sales experience, I instantly saw that Kanuga offers a sense of community and spirit that is unmatched by another other place. On an incognito pre-interview trip, I had a chance to explore a little of Kanuga on my own and was impressed with the facility and every encounter with the staff members. I am very excited about getting started!

Connie also enjoys mentoring and learning from others. She has been a guest lecturer at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in their hospitality school for the last 15 years.

She is a recognized member of the Association Executives of North Carolina and the South Carolina Society of Association Executives—being the first member to sit on both boards simultaneously.

A South Carolina native and Clemson University graduate, Connie has lived in the Hendersonville/Asheville area for 20 years. When not working, she enjoys spending precious time with her husband Tim and their four children.

Connie can be reached at 828-692-9136, ext. 218 or