News for the Hospitality Executive
GREENBORO, Ga. (June 8, 2011) – Jeffrey Barry, who most recently led the sales team at Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head Island, S.C., has been named director of sales at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, a 251-room luxury resort situated on Georgia’s Lake Oconee.
According to Gino Marasco, director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, in his new position, Barry will oversee group sales.
“Jeff has many years of experience in the luxury hotel arena, and will be a valuable addition to our sales and marketing department,” Marasco said. “He will play a very important role as we continue to concentrate on expanding our nationwide presence, and we are honored to have him join our team.”
A seasoned sales executive, Barry was previously with the Sea Pines Resort and The Inn at Harbour Town – a luxury 60-room inn and 390 villas on a PGA golf course on Hilton Head Island – for 10 years, during which he headed the property’s sales team as senior national sales manager for three years. He was also with Starwood Hotels & Resorts for seven years, serving as both a sales manager and catering/convention services manager at Starwood’s 412-room Westin Resort, also on Hilton Head.
He began his career at the venerable Plaza Hotel in New York as a front office assistant manager, working his way up the ranks to conference services manager.
A certified meeting professional (CMP), Barry holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel management from the New York Institute of Technology.
About The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
An AAA Five Diamond resort ranked #5 among the “Top 100 Golf Resorts” by Condé Nast Traveler, The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation is known for its meticulous Ritz-Carlton service enhanced by an abundance of gracious Southern hospitality. The resort features access to 99 holes of championship golf from top architects such as Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Rees Jones. Additional highlights include: an award-winning 26,000-square-foot full-service spa and fitness center that was voted #5 among the “Top 100 U.S. Spas” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler in 2011; more than 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 251 beautifully appointed rooms with resort and lake views; three restaurants; and 35 acres of stunning shoreline property on Georgia’s second largest lake, with outdoor activities ranging from horseback riding and hiking to fishing, waterskiing and canoeing. For more information or room reservations, please call toll-free (800) 241-3333, (706) 467-0600 or visit www.RitzCarltonLodge.com.
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