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 Darren Law Appointed President and CEO of North Island Development, 
Developers of Palmera de Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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138-suite Luxury Resort and Spa to Open in 2011
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Palm Beach, Fla. (December 18, 2008) -- Darren Law has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of North Island Development LLC, developers of Palmera de Cabarete in the Dominican Republic, a 138-suite five star beach resort and spa on 19.5 acres in Cabarete, located on the island's north shore. 

Mr. Law brings 20 years of professional experience in hotel operations, development, and asset management to Palmera de Cabarete, opening in late 2011.  He is responsible for managing the preconstruction, construction, sales, and marketing of the resort, which is being built by a team of architects and designers whose pedigree includes some of the most renowned resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean.
 
Most recently, he was the Managing Director of The Hartling Group, Turks and Caicos' premier property development and management company, responsible for overseeing new projects and the performance of existing operations for the company's three hotels - The Regent Palms, The Shore Club on Long Bay Beach and The Sands at Grace Bay Resort. 
 
Prior to joining The Hartling Group, he was General Manager for two of Conrad Hotels' five-star hotels in Egypt, the Conrad Cairo, and the Conrad Sharm el Sheikh Resort. During his tenure with Conrad Hotels, he was nominated Hotelier of the Year by the Middle East North Africa Travel Awards and Hotel Manager of the Year by the Global Hospitality Awards in Paris.  He has also held Area General Manager positions at Divi resorts in St. Maarten and  the Cayman Islands.
 
A native of Canada, Mr. Law began his career with Four Seasons Hotels. He is a graduate in hotel restaurant management from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and the University of Calgary.
 
Palmera de Cabarete offices are located in Chicago, Illinois and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  Darren Law is headquartered in the pre-opening office in Palm Beach Gardens and can be reached at:
          
          4400 Northcorp Parkway, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 33410 
          Office: (561) 847-7250 
          Email:  dlaw@palmera-dr.com  
 
The resort website is www.palmera-dr.com

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Contact:

Karen Weiner Escalera
KWE group, inc.
305-476-5424
escalera@kwegroup.com
 

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