Beach, Fla. (December 18, 2008) -- Darren Law has been appointed President
and Chief Executive Officer of North Island Development LLC, developers
of Palmera de Cabarete in the Dominican Republic, a 138-suite five star
beach resort and spa on 19.5 acres in Cabarete, located on the island's
Mr. Law brings 20 years of professional experience in hotel operations,
development, and asset management to Palmera de Cabarete, opening in late
2011. He is responsible for managing the preconstruction, construction,
sales, and marketing of the resort, which is being built by a team of architects
and designers whose pedigree includes some of the most renowned resorts
in Mexico and the Caribbean.
Most recently, he was the Managing Director of The Hartling Group,
Turks and Caicos' premier property development and management company,
responsible for overseeing new projects and the performance of existing
operations for the company's three hotels - The Regent Palms, The Shore
Club on Long Bay Beach and The Sands at Grace Bay Resort.
Prior to joining The Hartling Group, he was General Manager for two
of Conrad Hotels' five-star hotels in Egypt, the Conrad Cairo, and the
Conrad Sharm el Sheikh Resort. During his tenure with Conrad Hotels, he
was nominated Hotelier of the Year by the Middle East North Africa Travel
Awards and Hotel Manager of the Year by the Global Hospitality Awards in
Paris. He has also held Area General Manager positions at Divi resorts
in St. Maarten and the Cayman Islands.
A native of Canada, Mr. Law began his career with Four Seasons Hotels.
He is a graduate in hotel restaurant management from the Southern Alberta
Institute of Technology and the University of Calgary.
Palmera de Cabarete offices are located in Chicago, Illinois and Palm
Beach Gardens, Florida. Darren Law is headquartered in the pre-opening
office in Palm Beach Gardens and can be reached at:
Parkway, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 33410
The resort website is www.palmera-dr.com.