Our Event Staff
At the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport Hotel, we understand the importance of knowing our guests, especially when it comes to planning a big event like a wedding! We also know that it is just as important for our guests to know our staff, especially when one of our team members is someone planning your special day. Our expert event planners and full-service catering staff work hard to make your event a success. Take some time to get to know them before planning your next event.
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Meet Our Event Planner
Alyssa Jasinski, Catering Sales Manager & Wedding Specialist
Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.
In college I worked as a banquet server at the Dow Event Center, where I was promoted to Catering & Marketing Coordinator shortly after graduation. I have worked in event planning and catering since that time and took my first Wedding Specialist role in Roanoke, Virginia at the Sheraton Hotel. I have always loved the Grand Rapids area and when I moved back to Michigan I was fortunate enough to take my current position as the Catering Sales Manager & Wedding Specialist here at the DoubleTree!
How did you decide to be a part of the event planning industry?
As many girls do, you dream of your wedding day for a long time and I wanted to be part of making that dream happen for other people. Working in the food and beverage industry throughout college, I was able to see so many different types of events and most of my favorite memories were working with brides in making their wedding day as special as I could. Focusing more on weddings was a decision I made a few years ago and I really think this is the right fit for my personality. I enjoy my field of work in the event/wedding industry!
What you enjoy most about your job here at the DoubleTree?
I really enjoy building relationships with my clients & making their wedding dreams become a reality.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
When I am not working, you will probably find me outside; whether it be biking, kayaking or spending time at the lake or on the beach. I really enjoy the great outdoors! My family and friends mean the world to me, so much of my “down” time is spent with them as well. When I’m not running away to the beach on the weekend, I enjoy getting to know more about Grand Rapids and experiencing all food, fun, and culture this town has to offer. I am always up for adventures and traveling to new places is a passion of mine. I am currently looking forward to future trips to other countries including Ireland, Holland, and Australia.
“You have never really lived until you can do something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyun