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Bahia Husband is Appointed as Director Of Group Sales and Barb Hildebrandt is Named
Senior Sales Manager of the 175-room Westin St. John Resort & Villas
in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands


St. John, USVI – March 22, 2011 – The Westin St. John Resort & Villas has revamped its sales team with the promotion of Bahia Husband to director of group sales and the appointment of Barb Hildebrandt as senior sales manager.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to have Bahia and Barb on board,” stated Mike Ryan, general manager of Westin St. John Resort & Villas. “Both are innovative within their roles and possess a results-driven work ethic that is an asset to the entire team.”

Husband has been a member of the Westin St. John Resort & Villas’ sales team since 2009 and is responsible for soliciting and negotiating new and existing accounts to meet revenue goals, managing all group sales activities and maintaining first-rate customer service while recruiting, training and mentoring the entire sales team.  Prior to joining the Westin St. John, she was with Westin Roco Ki Resort in the Dominican Republic as the director of group sales.

Hildebrandt hails from Columbia Sussex Corporation in Crestview Hills, Kentucky where she served as the director of group sales for The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman and The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa for more than two years. She brings a wealth of hotel experience to her new role having previously worked as the director of national accounts at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, where she managed 50 top corporations and associations within Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee placing meetings into approximately 110 Hyatt hotels nationally.

For more information on the Westin St. John please visit www.westinstjohn.com or call the resort at 1-877-782-0149.

The Westin St. John Resort & Villas is set on a crescent-shaped beach on Great Cruz Bay and is surrounded by 47 lush, tropical acres.  The resort offers 175 guest rooms with three one bedroom suites and five townhouses housed in low-lying structures and decorated in delightful island pastel colors.  One hundred and forty-six fully equipped vacation villas, many with private waterfall pools, are also available for rent.  There are four dining and entertainment venues, 24-hour room service and seasonal entertainment. The quarter-acre fresh-water swimming pool with a pool bar, a Jacuzzi and a decorative waterfall is the largest in the USVI.  The Spa at The Westin St. John Resort provides facials, body treatments and massage.  Activities abound with six lighted tennis courts, snorkeling, diving, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, parasailing, fishing, a full-service fitness center, jeep rentals, and hiking in St. John’s extensive Virgin Islands National Park, which covers 2/3 of the island.  Golf is available via ferry on St. Thomas.  The charming port of Cruz Bay and the sleepy town of Coral Bay are nearby.
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Contact:

Anna Tabakh
Quinn & Co.
tel. 212.868.1900, ext. 225
atabakh@quinnandco.com

Morgan Painvin
Quinn & Co.
tel. 212.868.1900, ext. 256
mpainvin@quinnandco.com



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Also See: David Yamada Named General Manager at The Westin St. John Resort and Villas / February 2008

Westin St. John Resort Converting 186 Hotel Rooms to Ownership Villas / July 2006


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