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The St. Regis Aspen Resort in Colorado Appoints Tobias Rimkus as Director of Catering
& Conference Services and Wendy Fisher as Catering Manager

Aspen, CO—December 19, 2012— The St. Regis Aspen Resort announces the appointment of Tobias Rimkus to Director of Catering & Conference Services and Wendy Fisher as Catering Manager. The two hospitality leaders join a team of seasoned professionals and industry veterans at the luxury four-diamond, four-star resort in the heart of Aspen.

Director of Catering & Conference Services, Tobias Rimkus
Bringing over 20 years of hospitality experience to The St. Regis Aspen Resort, highlights from Rimkus’ tenure with the brand include five years at the bustling flagship, The St. Regis New York, and re-positioning The St. Regis Houston as the premier locale for social events in the city.  In his last assignment he joined the pre-opening team of the acclaimed St. Regis Bal Harbour in Florida where he introduced the ultra-luxury resort as the new premier destination to the private event industry in South Florida and beyond. In his new role, Rimkus will continue to grow The St. Regis Aspen Resort’s reputation as the premier location for weddings and special events in Aspen, create and foster relationships with the local philanthropic community and build on the resort’s reputation for offering guest and client-centric conference services, with an eye on enhancing overall group satisfaction for both the resort and overall brand.

Catering Manager, Wendy Fisher
Fisher brings over 10 years of experience managing weddings, corporate and social events to The St. Regis Aspen Resort. As Catering Manager, Fisher is integral in building the resort’s position as a leader in the destination wedding marketplace and overseeing all aspects of wedding and special event planning. Most recently, Fisher was the Senior Wedding & Group Manager at The St. Regis Princeville Resort on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. During her tenure at the resort, both Fisher and the Catering and Conference Services department received the highest Meeting Planners Satisfaction Index (MPSI) score of all Starwood Hawaii properties. Prior to joining The St. Regis brand, Fisher served as Director of Catering at the La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and as the Wedding and Social Catering Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida. Fisher has executed several high-profile weddings which have been featured in the likes of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, The Knot and Grace.

About The St. Regis Aspen Resort

The St. Regis Aspen Resort has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure as a leading destination resort and has been named a Platinum Choice Award Winner by Smart Meetings Magazine.  With elegant décor, unrivaled luxury and the trademark bespoke service for which The St. Regis group of hotels is known, guests enjoy an unparalleled experience at this quintessential mountain retreat.   Resort amenities include Shadow Mountain Lounge, The Restaurant, Remède Spa, an outdoor heated pool, fitness center, world class resort concierge services and 25,000 square feet of meeting space.  For reservations or more information, call 1.888.454.9005 or 970.920.3300 or visit the website at www.stregis.com/aspen

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining classic sophistication and modern luxury, the St. Regis brand remains faithful to its commitment to excellence. Founded by John Jacob Astor IV, with the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago, the St. Regis brand of hotels and residences is known for its unique luxury dimension, customized service and refined elegance in the best addresses worldwide. Plans for the brand to globally continue its legacy include long-awaited St. Regis hotels and resorts in Buenos Aires and the Riviera Maya. In Asia, St. Regis has also announced plans to open hotels in Changsha, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Lijiang, New Delhi and Zhuhai. In Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the St. Regis brand will continue to expand in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo and Mauritius. The distinctive trait of the St. Regis experience is customized service and attention to detail through signature St. Regis Butler Service, coveted locations and luxurious design. For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.stregis.com and for the privilege of residential ownership, please visit www.stregis.com/residences.

Contact:

Wagstaff Worldwide
Brigid Finley
213.458.4944
Brigid@wagstaffworldwide.com

Kelly Sayres
323.503.4210
Kelly@wagstaffworldwide.com


 
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