Jim Bruels has been named Director of Events & Sales at the Bently Reserve, a premier historic event and meeting venue in downtown San Francisco. In his new position, Bruels will lead the sales and events team to increase and enhance the Bently Reserve’s tradition of creating unparalleled events and meetings. He will be the primary contact for clients and interested parties inquiring about the venue. The Bently Reserve is one of San Francisco’s most prestigious event with more than 14,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
Bruels brings more than 15 years of sales experience in the hospitality industry to his new position. Most recently, he was the Director of Sales at the Cartwright Hotel Union Square in San Francisco. Previously, he was Regional Sales Manager and Director of Business Travel with Larkspur Hotels and Resorts, based in San Francisco’s Union Square. In 2006, Bruels opened and launched the Orchard Garden Hotel, California’s first LEED certified hotel, where for five years he was the Green Ambassador and Director of Business Travel.
Bruels is an advocate for climate awareness, social advocacy, community support and works to grow the presence of San Francisco in the travel industry. His affiliations are extensive including serving as the Vice President of Administration for Bay Area Business Travel Association and Co-Founder and Event Director of A Common Green. He volunteers his time working with the Marketing & Communications Board of the Union Square Business Improvement District, the Business Council on Climate Change, San Francisco AIDS Foundation and Project Inform. He holds an associate of arts degree from the University of Washington and resides in San Francisco.
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Photographs courtesy of the venue.