Ariella’s love for travel started when she was very young. Her Grandmother; a travel agent, tour developer, coordinator and the leading Australian Specialist in LI NY, was one of the first American’s to travel to China in the 1970’s when travel opened. Ariella started to dream of traveling after hearing her stories and receiving traditional mementos of her grandmother’s worldwide adventures.
While attending Drexel University and earning a degree in Hospitality Management with a minor in Marketing, Ariella worked for Merrill Lynch – Bank of America directly under the Vice President of Meeting Planning. Ariella traveled for meetings and realized she has a passion and excitement for group planning. In 2010, Ariella planned her first group trip of 30 participants to Punta Cana Dominican Republic. Ariella graduated early from Drexel University in 2012 and was hired by Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants. She sharpened her Operational skills working as a Guest Services Agent, Lead Concierge as well as In Room Dining Manager.
Ariella joined Starwood Hotels as the Business Transient Sales Manager in 2015. She is entrusted to grow and develop the University Sports Market for Group Sales at Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel.
Ariella has recently traveled to Prague and Israel. Her dream to travel still continues!