Tim Rector Named Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Sheraton Cable Beach Resort in The Bahamas
Plantation, Fla. – June 8, 2007 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) has named 29-year hotel industry veteran Tim
Rector vice president of sales and marketing of the all-new Sheraton Cable
Beach Resort in The Bahamas, which is set to open its doors on June 12,
The Sheraton Cable Beach Resort is owned by Baha Mar Resorts Ltd. and
operated by its subsidiary Cable Beach Resorts & Crystal Palace Casino.
The Sheraton will offer a unique and expansive set of guest offerings and
amenities shared with those of the neighboring Wyndham Nassau Resort, also
operated by Cable Beach Resorts.
In his new position, Rector is responsible for the resort’s overall
sales and marketing efforts, including advertising, promotion and public
relations, as well as the recruitment, development and management of the
sales, catering and convention services teams. He will also work
with Cable Beach Resorts on cross-marketing and promotional customer development
“I am proud to have taken part in the growth and development of several
notable Sheraton properties throughout my career, and relish the opportunity
to bring the Sheraton brand to Nassau at a time when the tourism industry
in the region is re-energized and expanding,” said Rector. “Our customers
will thoroughly enjoy the same Sheraton service standards they have come
to expect, and will be delighted by the unparalleled location, and all-new
rooms, restaurants and public spaces.”
Rector rejoins Starwood and Sheraton, where he held several executive
sales and marketing positions from 1981-2000. As director of sales
in Starwood’s Global Sales Office in Chicago, he managed the sales team
in the Midwest region, represented the company at a variety of industry
conventions and conferences, and organized several major annual customer
events. He served as the director of sales and marketing for the
1,200-room Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, a position that also included
catering duties. Rector was also the director of sales of the Walt
Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., where he coordinated
all sales efforts in the pre- and post-opening of the 1,500-room property.
As director of sales and promotions of the Sheraton Music City Hotel in
Nashville, Tenn., he oversaw all management responsibilities, including
sales, catering and convention services. He also served as the sales/catering
manager of the Sheraton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Most recently, Rector served as regional director of sales and marketing
for LXR Luxury Resorts and managed the sales and catering sales teams for
the company’s Caribbean and South Florida resorts. Prior to that,
he was regional director of sales and marketing for Wyndham Hotels and
Resorts, where he was responsible for the sales, catering, public relations
and marketing efforts for eight Caribbean properties.
Rector began his career in the hotel industry at Stouffers Hotels where
he served as director of catering of Stouffers National Center Hotel in
Arlington, Va., and restaurant manager of Stouffers Hotel in Oak Brook,
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading
hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 850 properties
in more than 95 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed
properties. Starwood® Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator
and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally
renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®,
Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien and
the recently announced aloftSM and ElementSM Hotels. Starwood Hotels also
owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and
operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more
information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
About Cable Beach Resorts
Guests of the Wyndham Nassau Resort and The Sheraton Cable Beach Resort
can enjoy activities and amenity entitlements at both properties.
Together, the resorts offer 1,244 guestrooms and suites, most with incredible
ocean views; 15 restaurants and lounges; a complete tennis facility; an
18-hole resort golf course; over a half mile of Nassau’s best beach; and
a variety of water sports.
Located within the Wyndham Nassau Resort, the Crystal Palace Casino
is open 24 hours and provides a Las Vegas-style gaming and entertainment
experience in the warm and sunny atmosphere of the Caribbean. The
Crystal Palace Casino is the only casino on Cable Beach and features more
than 500 state-of-the-art slot machines with ticket-in/ticket-out capability;
video poker; and video blackjack, including popular titles like Wheel of
Fortune and Monte Carlo. Guests may also wager at the casino’s Sports Book
and Race Book, the only facility of its kind in the Caribbean, with 15
televisions and stadium seating for 90. For reservations or additional
information, visit www.CableBeachResorts.com.
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