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Amanda Ridout

Amanda Ridout
Regional Sales Manager
IDM Group

2000 Engel Street Suite 200
Madison, WI 53713


Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Marketing

As IDM’s very first Regional Sales Manager, Amanda joins forces with the property sales teams to grow their client base. This lead-generating position specifically targets group association and regional corporate clientele. Representing IDM’s portfolio, in concert with the property sales teams, Amanda’s efforts will create growth for the individual properties as well as awareness of IDM success throughout the region. Amanda started with IDM as the Sales and Events Manager at the then newly-opened HotelRED in 2011. As a part of a two-person sales force, she was instrumental in growing the visibility of a new property in a highly competitive market. In 2013, Amanda became the General Manager at The Plaza Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tasked with repositioning a historic property in downtown Milwaukee, Amanda lead many projects including a re-branding effort that included a new website; implementation of several new operating systems; and staff development. Prior to her tenure with IDM, Amanda caught the “hospitality bug” while working as a Reservations Manager and a General Manager at properties in her native Northwest Wisconsin.

Amanda Ridout caught the “hospitality bug” while working in hotel management at properties in her native Northwest Wisconsin. From there her career took her to Madison where she led Sales and Events for a new luxury boutique property HotelRED and then on to Milwaukee where she became General Manager of the historic Plaza Hotel. Now as Regional Sales Manager for the parent company IDM Hospitality, Amanda shares insight on careers in hotel and hospitality and what makes a good manager. (Running Time 24:12)