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Elizabeth Dexter Named National Sales Manager
of the Regent Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour, Florida



April 23, 2009 (Miami, FL) – The Regent Bal Harbour has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Dexter as National Sales Manager. Bringing close to 15 years experience in hospitality sales and marketing at upscale properties in Florida, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, Dexter will oversee all sales operations at the award-winning luxury beachfront hotel, including development and implementation of innovative sales and marketing strategies throughout North America.


The Regent Bal Harbour made its debut in 2008 as the first luxury hotel to debut in Bal Harbour in more than half a century. The 124-room property is located just minutes from the exclusive Bal Harbour Shops, and twenty minutes from renowned South Beach. Among stylish attributes that have earned the hotel critical plaudits – including a spot on Travel + Leisure’s “It List” of the 30 Best New Hotels around the globe in 2008 – are a multi-million dollar privately-commissioned art collection, the first Guerlain Spa in North America, and the signature restaurant 1 Bleu, helmed by local legend Chef Mark Militello.


“We are excited about the possibilities that Elizabeth brings to our sales and marketing efforts and we anticipate exceptional results under her experienced direction,” said Patricia Bradley, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Regent Bal Harbour.


Dexter comes to The Regent Bal Harbour following three years as Director of International Sales of Tropical Incentives, DMC, a destination management outfit focused on Mexico. Dexter ran the US-based office of Tropical Incentives in Hollywood, Florida. While there, she was pivotal in creating an effective team of U.S. and Mexico-based Sales Representatives and enhancing the company’s profile by initiating and implementing green and socially responsible policies and practices.


Previously, Dexter was Director of Group Sales at Fiesta Americana Hotel, a Five Diamond property in Cancun, Mexico from 2004-2006. Before that she built an impressive record of achievement and advancement as Director of Sales at three Wyndham Hotel properties in Jamaica and Florida, including Wyndham Rose Hall (2002-2004), Wyndham Grand Bay Hotel (2000-2002) and Wyndham Miami Biscayne Bay (1998-2000). Her big hospitality break came as Director of Sales at Renaissance Jaragua Hotel in the Dominican Republic in 1994.


A native of New York, Dexter earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management at Florida International University in Miami. She is fluent in English and Spanish.


About Regent Hotels & Resorts – Regent Hotels & Resorts is part of Carlson, a global leader in the hotel, restaurant, travel and marketing industries. The Regent brand encompasses luxury hotels, resorts, residences and cruises throughout the world to offer discerning travelers The Regent ExperienceSM. Regent Seven Seas operates a fleet of medium-sized luxury cruise ships that visit over 300 ports on all seven continents, including Antarctica, and is consistently ranked among the world's top cruise lines. Regent Hotels & Resorts offers a global portfolio of luxury properties in Beijing; Singapore; Taipei; Berlin; Zagreb; Bal Harbour, Florida; Bordeaux; and Turks and Caicos. Future global developments include properties in The Republic of Maldives; Bangkok, Thailand; Phuket Cape Panwa, Thailand; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Manila Bay, the Philippines; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit

Greta Peters
Hawkins International PR
(212) 255-6541

Also see:
Led by General Manager Guenter H. Richter, the Executive Management Team at The Regent Bal Harbour Finalized / April 2008

Regent International Hotels Signs Agreement to Open Luxury Hotel in Bal Harbour, Florida; Scheduled to Open in Late 2006 / July 2004

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