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Juan Carlos Gonzalez Appointed Director of Travel Industry Sales
 for the Regent Palms in Turks and Caicos

August 6, 2009 (Turks and Caicos) – The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos announces the appointment of Juan Carlos Gonzalez as Director of Travel Industry Sales. A talented, experienced and knowledgeable hospitality sales manager, Gonzalez will be responsible for developing and building group business through innovative sales programs. In addition, he will focus on the high-end FIT market segment for the award-winning resort overlooking Grace Bay Beach on the island of Providenciales.

“Juan Carlos has an impressive background in hospitality sales focused on the Caribbean as well as New York, and we’re looking forward to increased traffic at our island address,” said Monica Neumann, General Manager at The Regent Palms, which earned a place on Robb Report’s 100 Best Places to Stay 2008.

Prior to joining The Regent Palms, Gonzalez spent nine years in management with Sol Melia Hotels & Resorts, including several sales positions. Most recently, he was Director of Key Account Management/Premium Portfolio for Sol Melia, based in the New York offices of Leading Hotels of the World. Among the array of positions he held over the years with Sol Melia are Regional Director of Leisure Sales Northeast USA, Regional Director of Leisure Sales for the Caribbean Northeast USA, Tour and Travel Sales Manager at the Paramount Hotel in New York, and Sales Coordinator for the US and Canada responsible for the company’s e-business initiatives. Gonzalez’ hospitality career began with Sol Melia in 2000 as Manager of the “Royal Services” VIP Floor at Hotel Gran Melia Mexico Reforma.  
A native of Mexico City, Gonzalez earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and studied for a Masters in Hotel Direction from the Hotel School Sta. Brigida, in the Canary Islands, Spain. He will be based in New York.
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; 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: Garry Perotin Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing for The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos / January 2009

Monica Neumann Appointed General Manager of the Regent Palms Turks and Caicos on the Island of Providenciales / November 2008


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