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Thais Magri Named Senior Sales Manager for the U.S. Market
for The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Mexico


PUNTA MITA, Mexico
– Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Latin America Division today announced that industry professional, Ms. Thais Magri, has joined The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort as the new senior sales manager for the U.S. market.  Magri will be based in California.  With a decade of hospitality experience – including several years in Latin America – Magri is perfectly suited to join the tour and travel sales team of Mexico’s most exclusive resort; one that is already setting a new and unparalleled standard of luxury for the region.

“Thais brings ten years of luxury hospitality and sales experience that uniquely qualifies her to be a sales leader for The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in the U.S., one of our most significant markets,” said Mr. Carl Emberson, general manager of the resort.  “In consideration of Thais’ impressive skill set and history of successfully increasing bookings at a variety of first-class hotels and resorts around the world, we are confident her addition to our talented team will further awareness and sales at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort .”

Open since 2009, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort offers an experience that transcends ordinary travel, immersing guests in unsurpassed luxury.  Located within Mexico’s most exclusive beach community along the shores of Riviera Nayarit, the resort offers discerning service, exquisite accommodations, thoughtful amenities, and spectacular grounds.  The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and its signature restaurant, Carolina, are the recipients of the 2011 AAA Five Diamond Awards, the industry’s most coveted recognition.

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort offers guests a variety of bespoke amenities including signature St. Regis Butler service, impressive culinary options, a 10,000 square-foot Remède Spa, and two renowned Jack Nicklaus golf courses, Pacifico and Bahia.

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to join the ranks at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort,” said Magri.  “The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort stands alone with its exclusive combination of spectacular natural beauty and unsurpassed levels of service, amenities and accommodations.  Together with one of the top teams in the industry, I am committed to boosting sales and market share in the U.S. market by developing and managing key accounts, introducing innovative strategies, and pursuing strategic partnerships.”

Magri has served in several different roles throughout her decade long career in the luxury hospitality industry, most recently as leisure and corporate senior sales manager for a luxury resort in Los Angeles, which she helped successfully launch.  Previously, Magri spent five years at another Southern California resort, where she made her way from reservations sales associate to front desk supervisor followed by three years as reservations manager.  Magri graduated from SENAC University in Sao Paulo, Brazil with a B.A. in hospitality and tourism management.  She went on to continue her education and later earned a business management certificate from the University of California, San Diego.

More information and reservations are available at 877-250-8871 or www.stregis.com/puntamita.

About The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
Situated at the Riviera Nayarit, just north of Puerto Vallarta, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is an address like no other, tempting discerning travelers with its signature blend of distinctive accommodations, worldly dining, and exemplary services and amenities.  The AAA Five Diamond resort offers 89 spacious guest rooms and 31 refined suites, each exquisitely styled and lavishly appointed, in tile-roofed Mexican style casitas along the Pacific Coast. World-class accommodations are complemented by extraordinary services, including St. Regis’ famed butler service.  The resort offers the 10,000-square-foot Remède Spa, three premier restaurants – Las Marietas, Sea Breeze, and the signature AAA Five Diamond restaurant, Carolina – and an exquisite lobby bar, Altamira. Whether for weddings, social events or meetings, the resort offers a number of inviting venues, including the 2,600-square-foot Astor Ballroom.  The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. Lote H‐4, Carretera Federal 200, km 19.5, Punta de Mita, Nayarit 63734, Mexico. Phone: US 877-250-8871, Mexico 01-800-786826482.  www.stregis.com/puntamita 
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Contact: 

Jenn Myres, Leah Goldstein, or Alexandra McClure
at Glodow Nead Communications
415.394.6500
jenn@glodownead.com

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Also See: Carl Emberson Named General Manager of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Mexico / December 2010

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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Breaks Ground on Luxury Property in Punta Mita; St. Regis Resort, Punta Mita Will Have 120 guest rooms and 65 villas for Fractional and Whole Ownership / May 2006

Mexico Developers DINE and Ideurban Joint Venture with Starwood to Build a St. Regis Resort in Punta Mita, Mexico / December 2005
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