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Leanne Harwood Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing
for the 165 room Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti

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PAPEETE, TAHITI – April 13, 2004 – The Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti, set to open in June 2004, announces the appointment of Leanne Harwood as director of sales and marketing.

Reporting directly to general manager Philippe Guitton, Harwood is responsible for all sales and marketing initiatives for the new resort, the first upscale resort to open in Tahiti since 1997.

Prior to joining the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti, Harwood served as director of sales and marketing for the five-star Saigon Prince – A Duxton Hotel in Vietnam, where she oversaw a sales and marketing team of 12 and was an integral part in the hotel’s 18 percent occupancy increase in one year.  Harwood’s 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry also include a position as director of sales and marketing at the Radisson Resort in Queensland, Australia, and various sales-related positions at Sheraton hotels in both Australia and New Zealand.

General manager Philippe Guitton said, “Leanne’s extensive experience in sales and marketing in the Asia Pacific region makes her the perfect candidate to launch the new Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti.  We are pleased to have her on our team.”

The Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti, the first upscale hotel to open in Tahiti since 1997, is the only hotel adjacent to Lafayette Beach, a black sand beach spanning 2,600 feet.  The 165-room resort features 86 ocean-view rooms, 53 suites and 26 duplex suites.  All rooms overlook the water with scenic views and large balconies.  The resort will feature an all-day dining restaurant, a pool bar, a terrace bar, large conference and function facilities, a state-of-the-art spa and health club and will also offer an array of water sports.

Singapore-based Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific is the regional headquarters for Carlson Hotels Worldwide in the Asia-Pacific region and is supported by reservations, sales and development offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney.  Carlson Hotels Worldwide, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, includes five hotel brands: Regent International Hotels, one of the most respected brands in the luxury segment of the hotel industry; Radisson Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading upscale, full service hotel brands; Park Plaza Hotels, positioned in the upscale, full service hotel segment; Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, one of the fastest growing, midscale hotel brands; and Park Inn Hotels, offering value within the midscale hotel segment. 


 
Contact:
Carlson Hotels Worldwide
www.carlson.com
Also See: Philippe Guitton Appointed General Manager at the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti, Opening Spring 2004 / November 2003
Frederick Maclean Appointed Executive Assistant Manager, The Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti / January 2004
Radisson Signs Deal to Manage and Flag 168-room Resort on Lafayette Beach, Tahiti / April 2003


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