Katherine Kaup

Director of Sales at THesis Hotel Miami
Katherine Kaup

As Director of Sales for THesis Hotel Miami, Katherine Kaup brings over 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry with a strong focus in Sales and Marketing.

Katherine began her career with the Hilton Hotels of Chicago sales complex where she worked for some of the most iconic hotels in the US, such as Palmer House Hilton, Drake Hotel, and Hilton Chicago. During her five years there, Katherine was the highest revenue generating seller for the sports market.

From there Katherine began her eight-year career with W Hotels brand where she rose to become the Complex Director of Sales and Marketing for the W Hotels of Chicago and oversaw a team of 24 people. In 2016, Katherine navigated her team through the transition from Starwood Hotels and Resorts to Marriott Hotels.

Following her success with the W Hotels brand, Katherine accepted the role as Area Director of Sales for Convene, which was the fastest growing hospitality company in the US at the time. Katherine oversaw the opening of four Chicago locations totaling over 400,000 sq ft of meeting, event, and office space. Katherine helped lead the sales team to generate the highest pre-opening revenue in the company.

In January 2020, Katherine took over responsibilities in overseeing the flex-office component for Chicago. Katherine moved to Miami with her husband and accepted the position of Director of Sales and Marketing for THesis Hotel Miami.

Katherine earned her bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in hospitality at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.