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CARINO Hotels & Resorts Announces Appointment of Director, Sales & Development
for Europe, Middle East and Africa Regions
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Luxury Hotel Group Welcomes Jan Jacobsen to CARINO Hotels & Resorts
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NEW YORK CITY– January 6, 2009 - CARINO HOTELS & RESORTS, is pleased to welcome Jan Jacobsen as its new Director, Sales & Development for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.  In his new role with CARINO, Jacobsen will focus on the corporate transient and group markets with emphasis on shifting market share to the member hotels, as well as the recruitment of hotels abroad to become members of CARINO. The development of Jacobsen’s position is part of the company’s key growth initiatives for 2009, which includes increasing its presence in the global marketplace.

“We could not ask for a better candidate to fill this extremely important role for CARINO Hotels & Resorts,” said Joe Carino, president. “Jan offers an extensive, well-rounded background in the hotel industry, providing him with a thorough understanding of the marketplace as a whole as well as the individual needs of our member hotels. His knowledge and experience will be critical in helping us to achieve growth in these key international markets.” 

Jacobsen brings more than 17 years of experience in the hotel industry to CARINO, with 11 years in leadership positions with direct responsibility for guests, clients, contractors and staff. Prior to joining CARINO, he held the position of Cluster Director of Sales for Plaza on the River Club & Residence and Park Plaza Riverbank in London, where he managed five teams between the two hotels including team leaders, account managers, public relations and marketing executives. Prior to that, Jacobsen served as Director of Sales for Park Plaza Riverbank, London, and held a variety of positions with Radisson SAS Portman Hotel in London. 

CARINO Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is the only hotel sales company that provides a centralized customer database, RFP tools and sales and marketing support for luxury hotels & resorts worldwide. With offices in New York and London, Chicago and Los Angeles, the CARINO Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is a full service sales and customer information company, dedicated to assisting independent luxury hotels with the global sales process. At the heart of the company’s suite of services is SalesConnect 2.0TM, a web-based database of corporate, leisure and group account information.  For more information on CARINO Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, please visit the current website at www.carinocollection.com or call 212- 808-6590.  Alternatively, you may revisit us on our new website www.carinohotels.com in Q1, 2009.

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Contact:

Tammy Petersen
CARINO Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
312-988-4811
tammy@lmpinternational.com
 

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Also See: CARINO Collection Announces Companywide Name Change, Repositioning and New Brand Identity; Luxury Hotel Group Makes Changes As Part of New Key Growth Initiatives for 2009 / December 2008
CARINO Collection Announces Companywide Name Change, Repositioning and New Brand Identity; Luxury Hotel Group Makes Changes As Part of New Key Growth Initiatives for 2009 / December 2008
CARINO Collection Announces New Senior Staff Appointments; Luxury Hotel Group Adds Key Executive-Level Positions to Spearhead New Initiatives in Sales, Marketing and Reservations / December 2008
Carino Collection Continues Growth in 2008 Adding Fifteen New Members Across the Globe / October 2008
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