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Samantha Baxter

Director of Sales & Catering

Samantha Baxter is a Florida native of Plant City and 7th generation Floridian. Sam followed her aunt's footsteps in the hotel and hospitality field. With ten years of experience under her belt, her passion continues to grow from working with brides for their special once-in-a-lifetime day, to setting up the perfect corporate meeting. The magic comes when seeing all the details come together!

Sam started her career with a Hilton property as Banquet Captain, moving her way up to Director of Sales and Catering. Through the pandemic, Sam had the opportunity to take on many new dynamics in supporting her property, from laundry to shuttle driver. Her time at an independent property gave her experience in million-dollar events with celebrity entertainers, like Snoop Dogg, Cardi B, the Weekend, 50 Cent and Mike Tyson.

Sam is excited to grow her career at the Terrace Hotel because of the amazing Lakeland culture! The historic property has a story to it that she can’t wait to share with Lakeland Natives and surrounding areas. Sam says, “When I walk into the historic beauty each morning, I can’t believe I get to work in such a beautiful place!”