LENA ALLEN, CMP
SALES & MARKETING
Lena comes to us from Areya management where she was an instrumental part of the HOME2 Suites by Hilton’s grand opening. She has 15+ years in the hospitality industry, ranging from the Convention & Visitors Bureau, to meeting planner for the State and full-service hotels.
She loves people and has a passion for forming an maintaining meaningful relationships with whomever she meets. She feels that he relationships she forms is how she is able to inspire, encourage, and pass on positive vibes to those she works with.
Boating and fishing the waters surrounding his hometown on Long Island inspired Brendan’s love of seafood. Growing up in the kitchen enabled him to turn it into his culinary specialty, with a career spanning the chowder houses and oyster bars on Long Island to the kitchens of New York City. As Executive Sous Chef at the Hyatt Times Square and Sous Chef at Oceana, he was mentored by Ben Pollinger and worked alongside Bill Telepan, both Michelin Star Rated Chefs. With over 20 years culinary experience, Brendan is excited to enliven the Lancaster palate with his artistry with the fruits of the sea.
DIRECTOR OF WEDDINGS
& CATERING SERVICES
Helping brides-to-be achieve their dream weddings is Dakota’s passion and her profession. She has been in wedding planning and venue sales for the past 3 years, most recently at the Cameron Estate Inn.
As a Lancaster native, Dakota has her pulse on all the right vendors and options to make your wedding a truly special event. She herself is getting married in April of 2019, so she understands first-hand what it takes to plan a wedding.
Abby is excited to join the Holiday Inn Lancaster Team. She brings over 25 years of experience working in hospitality in the Lancaster, York, and Berks Counties, and served three years as the President of the Lancaster PA Tourism Alliance. A resident of Lancaster City herself (she grew up only a few short blocks away from the hotel!), Abby absolutely loves the unique culture and walkability of the community. Her expertise in the industry, combined with her life-long love of Lancaster, allow her to help her to create remarkable experiences for all of her clients.