Words to Live By…

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

Catherine Calvin

Corporate Director of Business Development

Catherine has a passion for matching customers with the hotel services that best suit their needs and budgets. Throughout her 20+ year hospitality career, she has served clients in the areas of catering sales, event management, and group sales. She has also expanded her skills over the past several years to include extended stay. Her experiences include a selection of brands including Hilton, Hyatt and Holiday Inn products as well as Extended Stay America. Her strength lies in her strong interest and innate curiosity about the needs and goals of her customers and her commitment to delivering on their expectations.

Over the years, Catherine has come to value the role of mentoring in career development and enjoys learning from industry leaders in numerous areas of expertise while sharing her own knowledge and experiences with others. She believes that her success comes from inspiring and celebrating others in their own accomplishments.

In her spare time, Catherine enjoys a variety of activities including travel, live music, dancing, storytelling and culinary pursuits.

Catherine was drawn to the supportive, family-like culture of Sandpiper Hospitality and is most looking forward to continued growth and shared success with all the members of the Sandpiper team!

More About Catherine

HOMEtown

Alexandria, VA

Book SMARTS

George Mason University

What is HOSPITALITY?

It’s the human touch – I aspire to have relationships and interactions that leave me and the other person enriched for the experience. To this end, I am constantly seeking to improve myself because I can’t give to someone else if I don’t already have it.

When she is NOT WORKING, she is…

On the move from Flamenco Dance class to Storytelling to Music Festivals to Racing a Lightning class sailboat

Favorite TEAMS

I have had the pleasure to work with client teams from Little League to the NFL so of course, I root for my customers! Additionally, I have volunteered with several large-scale sporting events including the World Police and Fire Games when it was held in Northern Virginia and the UCI Bike Race when it was held in Richmond, VA. Go team USA!

Dream VACATION

Ice Hotel in Sweden and a Cruise to Antarctica among many others!

First J.O.B.

McDonalds

Favorite BRAND

Harris Teeter – The warm and welcoming shopping experience at the four different locations of Harris Teeter I’ve frequented through the years is superior to any other grocery chain in my community.