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Couples Resorts Acquires the Sans Souci Resort & Spa in Jamaica; 
Pierre Paul Battaglia Continues as General Manager
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica – September 23, 2005 – Couples Resorts has recently acquired the Sans Souci Resort & Spa, located at White River, St. Mary, Jamaica and announced that the highly respected Sans Souci’s General Manager, Pierre Paul Battaglia, will continue his tenure at the resort known as the “Jewel of Jamaica.”  Couples Resorts will add the resort to its already existing trio of Couples Swept Away, Couples Negril and Couples Ocho Rios. 
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Pierre Paul Battaglia

Originally opened in the early 1950s and then re-built in the 1970s, 
Sans Souci, French for "without a care,” is a AAA Four-Diamond
resort with 148 ocean-facing luxury suites nestled
into a 35-acre hillside garden
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Pierre has managed the 148 room, Sans Souci Resort & Spa since 2003 and is responsible for the entire operation. Pierre’s style of management is very “hands-on” and  “pro-active”, having established new concepts for the restaurants and initiated special emphasis in sales and marketing as he traveled worldwide to promote the resort. Considered a people person by his peers, Pierre is also very active in the Human Resources Department, emphasizing staff development.

“Pierre has been instrumental in the success of Sans Souci Resort & Spa and is familiar with all aspects and operations that have made this boutique-style resort a success,” stated Randy Russell, Chief Romance Officer and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “He comes highly recommended and brings a passion to his work, one that will infuse new energy as we re-brand Sans Souci, blending its current intimate and romantic style with Couples Resorts’ similar approach of carefree, exotic romance.” 

Pierre brings to Couples Resorts more than 30 years of hospitality experience and an extensive education that includes: a Certificate from a Master Chef Course; a Cordon Bleu Sampler and a Certificate in Food & Beverage Management from the esteemed Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; and a Diploma of Professional Hotel Services, specializing in international cuisine from the Professional Hotel School, E. Magia Stresa, Italy. 

Prior to joining Sans Souci Resort & Spa, Pierre held the position of General Manager for Superclubs Grand Lido Sans Souci and Superclubs Boscobel Beach, both located in Jamaica. “I am enamored with the beautiful and hospitable country of Jamaica and the many tourists who visit here,” commented Pierre, a native of Thionville, France.

“To work for an established company such as Couples Resorts is both an honor and a privilege; my efforts will reflect as such.”

Couples Resorts, headquartered in Montego Bay, Jamaica, owns and operates Couples Ocho Rios, Couples Swept Away, and Couples Negril (and now Couples Sans Souci) in Jamaica, West Indies. Pioneered by the legendary Abe Issa, “the father of Jamaican Tourism,” each Couples Resort is an unsurpassed model of the all-inclusive concept, designed with local inspiration to create a harmonic sense of nature and the authentic Caribbean spirit. For over 27 years, Couples Resorts has delighted guests and created emotional connections by providing unparalleled service and inclusions, exceptional dining and a continuously refined all-inclusive resort Caribbean experience. 

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Contact:
Couples Resorts
www.couples.com
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Also See: Melissa Trench Promoted to Director of Marketing for Couples Resorts, Miami Headquarters / May 2005
The Former Renaissance Jamaica Grande Receiving Renovation; Will Re-open as 730-room Sunset Jamaica Grande / December 2004

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