Hedy M. Varga Promoted to Senior Sales Manager For the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center

Los Angeles, California, February 2016 … Hedy M. Varga has been promoted to senior sales manager for the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center currently under construction on UCLA’s main campus.  The university-based conference center, which will offer 254 guest rooms and 25,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, is scheduled to open in August of this year.  Cindy Gagle, director of sales & marketing, made the announcement.

“It is such a pleasure to announce Hedy’s well-deserved promotion,” said Ms. Gagle.  “Her success is a combination of drive, superb relationship-building and selling skills, and a complete dedication to the importance of the Luskin Conference Center’s future role in education, knowledge advancement and learning.”

A highly accomplished sales professional, Hedy M. Varga brings to her new role previous success as sales manager in the important pre-opening phase of the Luskin Conference Center, as well as sales leadership experience at multiple signature hotels in California.  These include serving as director of sales for the Loews Hollywood Hotel, and in sales positions for the Sofitel Los Angeles, the Canary Hotel Santa Barbara, The Beverly Hilton, the Westin Century Plaza, The St. Regis Los Angeles and the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey.

Ms. Varga’s promotion is not her first successful experience with UCLA.  As a child, she was successfully treated for a life-threatening illness at the UCLA Medical Center.  “The doctors and specialists were wonderful and my family and I credit them for saving my life,” said Ms. Varga.  “So bringing health science groups to the new Luskin Conference Center is especially meaningful for me.”

Hedy Varga attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she achieved the Dean’s Honor List.  She also successfully completed the Hilton Customer-Focused Selling Sales College program, the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Training program and the Master Connection Association Sales Training Levels I and II.  Ms. Varga is an active member of Meeting Professionals International and the California Society of Association Executives.

A native of Los Angeles, Hedy Varga, her husband and their young son reside in Granada Hills, California.

About the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center

The UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, currently under construction in the heart of UCLA’s vibrant campus, offers an inspirational learning environment in a thoughtfully designed space that fosters excellence, engagement, inspiration and breakthroughs. Scheduled to open in August 2016, the UCLA Luskin Conference Center is set amid iconic and historic campus buildings and the exhilarating backdrop of daily student life. The Luskin Conference Center is a place where the best academic minds, medical innovators, researchers, political leaders, and societal visionaries will meet to exchange ideas that will help shape the world.

Upon opening, the UCLA Luskin Conference Center will feature 254 beautifully-appointed guest rooms, many with sweeping views of the stunning campus architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds. With more than 25,000 square feet of versatile and thoughtfully-planned event space, the Luskin Conference Center will offer some of the most technologically advanced facilities available within the United States and globally.  The gracious guest experience at the Luskin Conference Center will be further enhanced by a full-service restaurant and lounge, room service for breakfast, lunch and dinner, on-site professional catering services, well-equipped fitness center, concierge service, business center, valet parking and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property.  The conference center project is self-sustaining and does not utilize state funding or revenues from student tuition.  For more information, please visit http://luskinconferencecenter.ucla.edu/.

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