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All Inclusive Collection (AIC) Promotes Kevin Edmunds to
Vice President, Meetings & Incentive Sales

MIAMI, FL – January 21, 2013
– All Inclusive Collection (AIC), the company that’s shifting the sands of the all-inclusive vacation experience, proudly announces the promotion of Kevin Edmunds to Vice President, Meetings & Incentive Sales.  In this role, Edmunds will lead AIC’s national sales team, creating and implementing innovative strategies that generate business across the corporate spectrum, while continuing to elevate the AIC brand and its Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, the first and only all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels in the world. Edmunds previously served as West Coast Regional Sales Director for the luxury brand.

“We’re excited to welcome Kevin to the All Inclusive Collection executive team as Vice President of Meetings & Incentive Sales,” said Chief Operating Officer, Rafael Chapur. “His proven leadership skills, superior sales record and overall reputation within the industry make him the ideal choice for this position. We look forward to continued success and growth with Kevin on board.”

Prior to assuming his current role, Edmunds was responsible for selling AIC’s Hard Rock Hotel properties in the incentive, meetings, convention and group markets as West Coast Regional Sales Director.  He also spearheaded lead generation and various other group marketing initiatives for his region and beyond.  Additional brands lead by Edmunds include Palace Resorts, where he served in a similar capacity, and Edmunds Direct, a media and hotel marketing representation firm where he served as Regional Director.

Edmunds holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a Minor in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University, as well as a Masters in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego. He was awarded the 2011 Kevin Forde Spirit Award from Site Global, an industry organization for which he served as Chair of the Young Leader Program for two years. Currently, he is a part of Site Global’s Membership Committee.  Edmunds is also a frequent keynote speaker discussing best practices and the latest industry trends, most recently at San Diego State University.

About the All Inclusive Collection

The All Inclusive Collection spearheads sales and marketing efforts for premier, luxury resort properties throughout Mexico and the Caribbean,  including Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic (the world’s first all inclusive Hard Rock Hotel), Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, Hard Rock Hotel Cancun and Aventura Palace (soon to be rebranded Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya). These four properties are owned and operated by RCD Resorts under licensing agreements from Hard Rock International. RCD Resorts exclusively contracts the All Inclusive Collection for the sales and marketing of its all inclusive Hard Rock Hotels. Led by Chief Operating Officer Rafael Chapur, All Inclusive Collection offers a one-of-a-kind, “all day, all night, all-inclusive” vacation concept, with plans to expand its portfolio in Mexico and the Caribbean, adding new luxury properties that will continue to shift the sands of all-inclusive hotel experience.  For additional information, visit www.hrhallinclusive.com.

Contact:

Janie Petty
the / zimmerman / agency
850.668.2222
jpetty@zimmerman.com


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