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Newsmaker in business: Velasquez named Château Elan sales, marketing director

Braselton’s Château Elan Winery & Resort has named hospitality veteran Joe Velasquez to its executive team as director of sales and marketing.

Velasquez brings more than two decades of luxury experience to his role at Château Elan, most recently serving as director of sales at the Venetian in Las Vegas. 

Previously, Velasquez held general manager positions in Santa Monica and Hollywood, California.

Velasquez’s hospitality career also includes an 8-year tenure in directorial positions for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, during which he was nominated for Hyatt’s Director of Sales and Marketing of the Year award for his success in rebranding and repositioning the Park Hyatt Los Angeles.

Information from company news releases