Meet The Team
Christopher S. Hamaway
Director of Sales & Marketing
Chris is the Director of Sales & Marketing at Montage Deer Valley where he oversees all marketing, public relations, community outreach and sales for this year round mountain resort.
Prior to joining Montage Hotels & Resorts, Mr. Hamaway was the Senior Corporate Director of Global Sales for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company where he led the team responsible for generating revenue and providing strategic sales direction for over 70 properties around the world. In addition, Mr. Hamaway was a founding faculty member of the Ritz-Carlton’s Sales and Marketing Training and Development program – part of the team given the distinction of “the highest- rated corporate training program in America,” by Training Magazine.
Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Mr. Hamaway oversaw the pre-opening sales and marketing efforts for numerous Ritz-Carlton properties while conducting training and speaking engagements to audiences throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and extensively in Asia. Before joining Ritz-Carlton, he oversaw the opening of the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas and served as General Manager of one of the largest travel companies in the U.S.
Among his many distinguished appointments and honors, Mr. Hamaway was a past member of Starwood Hotel’s Global Advisory Board, multiple-time recipient of Ritz-Carlton’s Pinnacle Award and recognized as the #1 Sales Professional for the The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in 2004.
Mr. Hamaway is an avid outdoorsman with a love of fly-fishing, skiing, and hiking and resides in Deer Valley, Utah.
Director of Group Sales
As Director of Group Sales for Montage Deer Valley, Kurt leads group sales efforts for this year-round mountain resort.
Prior to relocating to Park City, Utah, Mr. Diekhoff was National Sales Manager at Montage Laguna Beach and handled the Midwest and the national insurance and incentive markets. He was part of the pre-opening team at Montage Laguna Beach and spent seven years in that position.
Prior to joining Montage, Mr. Diekhoff was Sales Manager for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Midwest Regional Sales Manager for The Westin Resort St. John Resort and Villas in the Virgin Islands. He began his career as Sales Manager at the Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa in Hawaii. Mr. Diekhoff’s industry affiliations include The Society of Incentive & Travel Executives (SITE), Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI).
Associate Director of Group Sales
Bob joined Montage Deer Valley as Associate Director of Group Sales and will co-lead the group sales efforts and oversee the California territory.
Prior to joining Montage, Mr. Arrivillaga was Associate Director of Sales for Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, California. Previous positions include Executive Recruiter for Searchwide and Regional Director of Sales for KSL Resorts. Mr. Arrivillaga was also part of the pre-opening sales team for the St. Regis Monarch Beach where he served four years as Director of Group Sales.
He has served on the board with Meeting Professionals International (MPI) since 2004 and is a member of The Society of Incentive and Travel Executives (SITE).
Mr. Arrivillaga received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from the University of Utah.
He currently resides in Park City, Utah with his wife and three children.
Director of Travel Industry Sales
Catherine Hutchison joined Montage Deer Valley as Director of Travel Industry Sales.
Ms. Hutchison is joining Montage Hotels & Resorts after four years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, most recently as Travel Industry Sales Manager with The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colorado.
She started her Ritz-Carlton career as Leisure Sales Manager for both The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes.
A graduate of Duke University, Ms. Hutchison received a degree in English and Psychology. She currently resides in Park City, Utah where she spends her leisure time road biking or skiing.
Director of Southeast Sales
As Director of Southeast Sales, Tracy is responsible for the group business in the Southeast and also the local Utah market.
Prior to joining Montage Deer Valley, Ms. Mullen began her hotel career with the Park City Marriott where she worked as Catering Sales Manager, Conference Service Manager and Sales Manager covering the Northeast markets. From there she moved to The Canyons Resort where she worked as National Sales Manager and Director of Group Sales covering the Midwest markets. Most recently, Ms. Mullen held the position as Director of Sales for Deer Valley Lodging.
She has been a Meeting Professionals International (MPI) member since 2001 and obtained her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 2005.
A graduate of University of Utah and native to Utah, Ms. Mullen currently resides in Kamas, Utah with her husband and young daughter.
Director of Northeast Sales
Andrew joined Montage Deer Valley as Director of Northeast Sales. Mr. Oxton is joining Montage after eight years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company most recently as Senior Sales Manager with The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colorado.
He started his Ritz-Carlton career at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay where he held positions both in Leisure and Group sales. Upon departure from Half Moon Bay he joined the pre-opening sales team for The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage where he served as the Director of Leisure Sales.
A graduate of Pepperdine University, Mr. Oxton received a degree in Public Relations and Sociology. He currently resides in Park City, Utah where he spends his leisure time skiing or mountain biking.
Director of Midwest Sales
Riccardo Mazzini is Director of Midwest Sales for Montage Deer Valley. He previously spent five years in the Los Angeles market with Thompson Hotel Group as National Sales Manager based out of the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.
Prior to Thompson Hotel Group he held a position with Hyatt Hotel's as Group Sales Manager for the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. He began his hotel sales career with Marriott International, in Chicago as part of their corporate sales training program which lead to his placement as a sales manager with the Marriott Minneapolis. Prior to his time in the U.S. he grew his knowledge of hotels through operational experience with Le Meridien International at Forte Village Resort in Sardinia, Italy and Le Meridien Brussels in Belgium.
Fluent in Italian and French, Mr. Mazzini has been an active member in MPI, toastmasters, and local chambers of commerce. A graduate of Tulane University, Mazzini attended Cornell University Professional Development Program in 2005 to further his hotelier knowledge. He currently resides in Park City, Utah, with his fiancé and two dogs, where he spends his leisure time enjoying all that the outdoors has to offer.