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 John Rovie Named Director of Sales of the Arizona Biltmore 
PHOENIX, Arizona, August 10, 2005 - The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa has named John C. Rovie, a 20-year industry veteran with specialization in the upscale Arizona market, the director of sales.

In his new position, Rovie is responsible for overseeing and expanding the Arizona Biltmore's meetings and events business, as well as assisting in all areas of sales in conjunction with Director of Sales & Marketing Robert Filipelli. 
He comes to the Arizona Biltmore from the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, where he served for 12 years, most recently as director of group sales. Previous positions at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess include senior sales manager, national sales manager and director of catering.
The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa is nestled on 39 acres at the foot of Phoenix Mountain Preserve. The legendary Jewel of the Desert, remains one of the most recognized resorts in the world for its distinctive architecture inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, luxurious facilities and storied history as a playground of the rich and famous. Facilities include 738 guest accommodations including 78 one- and two-bedroom villas; eight swimming pools; seven tennis courts; full-service spa, salon, and fitness center; two 18-hole championship golf courses and an 18-hole putting course.

Founded in 1992, KSL Resorts operates a collection of seven destination resorts, each of which is a true American classic †grand without pretension, rich in legacy, and genuine in service. They include:  Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa (Phoenix, AZ), Emerald Pointe Resort (Lake Lanier Islands, GA), Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa (Maui, HI), Hotel del Coronado (San Diego, CA), La Costa Resort and Spa (Carlsbad, CA), La Quinta Resort & Club (La Quinta, CA), and PGA WEST (La Quinta, CA). 


Marian Gerlich/Ed Placidi
P&G Communications

Carolyn Pendergast
Director of Marketing
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

Also See: Architectural Landmark Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa Acquired by KSL Recreation for $335 million Plus $8.3 million in Working Capital Adjustments / Dec 2000
Constructed in the Original Frank Lloyd Wright Style, The Arizona Biltmore Resort Opens Second Largest Hotel Ballroom in Arizona / July 2003
Sean Maddock Appointed General Manager of the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa / September 2004

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