Hawthorn Creative | Hotel, Resort & Destination Marketing

Resort, Event & Destination Marketing

Just Imagine Your Brand

Before your guests booked the hotel room, hosted the event, or arrived in your destination, one thing had to happen: a connection. As a full-service marketing agency for the hospitality industry, we create connections with forward-thinking design, content, and strategy – purposeful touch points that do more than just engage your consumer. They leave an impression. They inspire action.

Our Purpose

Inspiring the Moments That Matter

To inspire individuals to create the most memorable moments of travel, exploration, and celebration with the
venues and destinations of the clients we serve.

Our Work

We Bring Brands to Life, On and Offline.

Our Clients

A Few of the Brands We Love to Brag About


Services & Solutions

We integrate strategy, design, and content to create a suite of custom-designed solutions for each client.


A product that looks “pretty” is not enough. We take the time to research your brand and understand your needs to strategize a plan – and product – unique to you.


We labor over creating the most effective and impactful design: to effectively engage, build trust, drive action, and nurture conversions with your consumers.


We don’t do words on a page. We craft purposeful prose that reaches people by actively absorbing them in one-of-a-kind experiences rooted to your resort or destination.

View our suite of  Hospitality Marketing Solutions

Leadership Team

Meet the leadership team responsible for your next successful campaign

Jessica Kaiser

Founder + CEO

A fine arts major with a mastery for closing a deal, Jess single-handedly launched Hawthorn at 25. More than 15 years later, she’s the driver of this big Technicolor bus. A tip: Don’t bet against her once she has made up her mind.

Melissa Wannop


A former D1 Cornell field hockey player who now redefines “hockey mom” (a mother of three, she plays occasionally), Melissa has zero problem with rolling up her sleeves, working hard, and diving into the details that matter. She has overseen all aspects of Hawthorn’s finances since 2004.

Ben Morse

VP of Sales

Patagonia, Prague, Alaska – Ben loves to travel. And since 2011, he has spun that passion and comfort with charting new territory into leading Hawthorn’s Sales and Account Management teams. It follows years in medical device/pharmaceutical sales.

Ryan Brandt

Content Director

Ryan leads Hawthorn’s content marketing division and digital growth. Before joining Hawthorn in 2006, he wrote for The New York Times, Outside Magazine, and Men’s Journal and spent years in advertising and marketing communications. A self-described “plant,” he thrives in sunlight.

Aimee Skidds

Design Director

Things Aimee goes ga-ga for: nerding out with Salesforce, golden retrievers, and supporting the growth of our creatives. Overseeing our design department, and improving corporate processes since 2005, she pairs operational savvy with a passion for creativity to ensure every project we produce could go behind glass.

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