KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza, the luxury hotel managed by the Valencia Group, has named Daniel Posch as Director of Sales and Marketing. Beginning July 21, Posch will be responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the hotel’s marketing efforts and sales teams.

“Daniel brings a great enthusiasm and exceptional leadership skills to Hotel Sorella,“ says Hotel Sorella General Manager Robert Leyva. “He has hit the floor running and we expect wonderful things ahead with Dan on board. We are excited to have him leading our sales and marketing team.”

Before joining Hotel Sorella, Posch served as the senior sales manager at The Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. While at The Elms, Posch was a vital part of the hotel’s group sales efforts during the complete restoration of the hotel andincreased the association segment by nearly 400 percent. Prior to that, he was Director of Sales at Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center in St. Joseph, Missouri.

“My goal is to see the entire Hotel Sorella team succeed,” Posch said. “If the team is successful, the property will be too. Delivering a quality experience to all guests will keep Hotel Sorella top of mind when choosing where to stay in Kansas City.”

Hotel Sorella opened in November 2013 and has gained a reputation as a stylish and sophisticated destination for business and leisure travel. Hotel Sorella’s 132 luxury guest rooms and suites as well as the rooftop restaurant Rosso, and adjoining Bar Rosso make it Kansas City’s premier Country Club Plaza hotel.

About Valencia Group

Houston-based Valencia Group is a fully integrated hospitality company that provides management, development, branding and repositioning services for independent, full-service hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties. Exceptional service, style and location are the trademarks of Valencia Group properties, which have earned both national and international recognition for their distinctive designs, amenities and settings. Valencia Group continues to forge a niche with hotels that anchor and add value to urban, mixed-use environments, which further support or enhance the guest experience with superior residential, restaurant, retail and office components. Signature properties include: Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA; Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX; Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX; and Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO. Valencia Group’s newest concept, Lone Star Court, is a reinterpretation of the nostalgic motor court. The recently opened flagship is located at The Domain in Austin, TX. All have become destinations and gathering places within their respective communities, some further benefitting from and enriching their location within the cultural heart of a city. For more information, please visit


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Valencia Group