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Alex Garcia Appointed as Director of Leisure Sales at the 392-room
Fairmont Turnberry Isle in Aventura, Florida


AVENTURA, Fla. (March 18, 2011) – Managing Director David Feder of the legendary Fairmont Turnberry Isle recently announced the appointment of Alex Garcia as Director of Leisure Sales for the Forbes Four Star resort. Garcia has over 20 years of travel industry experience and is responsible for increasing leisure sales, improving market share and developing new business opportunities for the 392-room retreat.

Most recently, Garcia held the position of Global Account Director overseeing 22 leisure clients made up of the cruise lines and wholesale/tour operators segment for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. in Miami. While previously serving as Director of Leisure Sales for the Sheraton Yankee Clipper and Sheraton Yankee Trader Beach Hotels in Fort Lauderdale, the South Florida resident was presented with the company’s coveted Leisure Sales Manager of the Year award for exceeding sales by $5 million. During his eight years with Starwood, Garcia also was the International and Leisure Sales Account Director for the Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort.

Garcia received a degree in business administration from Miami Dade Community College and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. He currently lives in Miami Lakes with his wife and two children.

Secluded on 300 tropical acres, Fairmont Turnberry Isle features 392 guest rooms and suites and is renowned for its two Raymond Floyd-redesigned championship golf courses, a world-class tennis center, the exclusive, award-winning Willow Stream Spa and fitness center, a lagoon-style pool, a diverse selection of restaurants including Michael Mina’s BOURBON STEAK, a 40,000 square-foot conference center, a newly renovated private Ocean Club and supervised children’s program.  For more information, visit www.fairmont.com/turnberryisle.

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
Located in world-class destinations around the globe, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. With more than 60 hotels, Fairmont is known as much for its warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences, as its classic hotels that imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication and social importance and are often considered destinations in their own right. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com

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Contact:

Rachel Pinzur
(786) 279-6521
Rachel.pinzur@fairmont.com.

 
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