News for the Hospitality Executive
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico – October 29, 2010 – El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, is pleased to announce the appointment of Puerto Rico native Evy Garcia as the new director of sales.
Garcia, a seasoned hospitality industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, will be responsible for managing the sales department, maximizing revenue, business development, community involvement and will lead the execution of strategic sales plans and initiatives for El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and its sister property, Las Casitas Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in conjunction with Robert Filipelli, the managing director of sales and marketing.
“I am thrilled to join a brand that I have long respected and look forward to being a part of the continued growth of such a distinctive, renowned property,” said Garcia.
No stranger to the hotel and resort sales sector, Garcia most recently served as director of sales and marketing for Gran Meliá Golf Resort Puerto Rico, where she implemented a new sales structure and the repositioning of the resort. Garcia previously headed sales for Fairmont Mayakoba in Mexico, InterContinental Resorts in Puerto Rico as well as marketing for Tishman Hotels in Puerto Rico.
Furthermore, Garcia served as vice president of corporate marketing for Pan-American Life Insurance based in New Orleans. During her tenure with the multi-national financial services company, Garcia directed brand management, marketing, conference planning and communications, becoming the first Latin American woman to be named an executive of the corporation. Garcia was also named one of the top sales executives in the nation for EZ Communications radio stations and is past president of the Advertising Club of New Orleans. She graduated from Colegio del Espiritu Santo in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Marquette University in Milwaukee.
“I am confident that Ms. Garcia’s firsthand knowledge of the property and expertise in strategic planning will have a positive impact on our team, as well as our overall success in 2011 and beyond," said Dermot Connolly, managing director, El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
Located on the eastern tip of Puerto Rico near the fishing village of Las Croabas and dramatically set along the length of a 300-foot bluff, El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel spreads across 500 acres and overlooks the converging waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The resort destination offers 750 redesigned guestrooms and suites; boasts the recently opened Coquí Water Park; private Palomino Island, which offers an array of water sports and other recreational activities along white sand beaches; a renowned Golden Door Spa; an Arthur Hills 18-hole golf course; a tour desk offering excursions to San Juan and the famous bioluminescent bay; a casino equipped with table games and a new collection of slot machines; as well as numerous dining options including an outpost of New York’s famed steak restaurant, Strip House.
For more information on El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, please call 888-543-1230. For information on Las Casitas Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, call 888-557-6370. Guests can also call Waldorf Astoria Collection reservations at 800-WALDORF (1-800-925-3673), or visit www.ElConResort.com or www.LasCasitasVillage.com .
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
WALDORF ASTORIA is Hilton Worldwide’s luxury brand of landmark hotels, with each one as singular and timeless as the brand’s namesake, The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York. From classic elegance to modern grandeur, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Waldorf Astoria Collection hotels each represent worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest service. From sumptuous spas and culinary excellence to world-class golf, each hotel & resort offers the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements that define refinement and sophistication. Discover Waldorf Astoria by visiting www.waldorfastoria.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 91 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,600 hotels and 600,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com
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