Stephen Bilby has been named Director of Sales & Marketing at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk. Bringing more than two decades of hospitality experience to his new role, Bilby’s skill at leading and managing teams to reach revenue goals was key in his hire.
“My desire is to see the entire Hotel Valencia team succeed. If the team is successful, the property will be too,” said Bilby. “Delivering a quality experience to all guests will keep the Hotel Valencia top of mind when people choose a place to stay in San Antonio.
Bilby started his hospitality career at the Hilton Hotel San Antonio as the Business Travel Manager, moving on to to the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau where he led Corporate Sales efforts for the city into the vital Northeast area of the United States, becoming the Associate Director of Sales. He became the Director of Sales for The RK Group, the caterer at the San Antonio Convention Center where he went on to open the RK office in Phoenix. Coming home to San Antonio, he returned to Hotels at the Crowne Plaza Riverwalk and then joined Omni La Mansión del Rio/Mokara Hotel as the Senior Sales Manager.
According to Chad Taylor, General Manager of Hotel Valencia Riverwalk- “Stephen’s leadership skills and zest to engage in Valencia Group’s culture makes him a great fit here at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk. We are thrilled Stephen is a member of our team. He takes opportunities and makes great things happen.”
Bilby holds a Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Parks and Marketing from Texas A&M University and volunteers with the Special Olympics and the 100 Club of San Antonio. He has completed two full Ironman competitions: Idaho 2009 and Arizona 2011. He is married with two children, Addyson and Ryder.