News for the Hospitality Executive
Antigua, West Indies & Virgin Gorda, B.V.I. (September 2009) – Rosewood Little Dix Bay and Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort are pleased to announce the joint appointment of Sachiko Takahashi-Soong as Associate Director of Sales effective immediately. The position finds Takahashi-Soong, a 15-year veteran of luxury hospitality, spearheading the group sales efforts at the award-winning Caribbean resorts. Her responsibilities include overseeing group sales for North America and driving new and repeat business to both properties.
“Amid challenging times in luxury hospitality, we couldn’t ask for a steadier hand,” said Bob Boulogne, Chief Operating Officer at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “Both resorts offer a unique experience and are already a special place for families, weddings and high level meetings and events. We look forward to Sachiko’s leadership to expand our presence in the market. Her strong background of success at some of the world’s top luxury properties is sure to prove an impressive asset for Rosewood in the Caribbean.”
Takahashi-Soong comes to Rosewood from Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, where she gained extensive hospitality sales experience. Prior to signing on at Rosewood Little Dix Bay and Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, she was Senior Sales Manager for Four Seasons Resort Great Exuma, a New York-based position she held for the past seven years. Prior, Takahashi-Soong served as Sales Manager – North America & Europe for Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo. She got her start in the hospitality industry in 1994 at Four Seasons Resort Maui and the pre-opening office for Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
Takahashi-Soong graduated from Pennsylvania State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management. She currently resides in New York.
About Jumby Bay
Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort is an inclusive luxury retreat set on its own enchanting 300-acre private island two miles off the coast of Antigua in the West Indies. Accessible only by boat, the resort offers upscale travelers a relaxed and authentic Caribbean escape with superb white-sand beaches and lush tropical environs. After earning distinction as the “World’s Best Caribbean Resort” from Travel + Leisure’s 2007 World’s Best Readers’ Survey, the resort has embarked on a $28 million enhancement, closing its doors though mid-2009. The island’s villa accommodations and estate homes remain open, however, for guest stays, rentals, and as enticing real estate opportunities. Arrayed across one-third of the island, Jumby Bay’s 12 villas are newly refurbished with casually elegant décor and private pools. Seven lavish and fully staffed private estate homes offer private pools and tennis courts, and full access to the many resort amenities. With four new estate homes currently under construction, Jumby Bay is securing its status as a unique and inviting mecca for owners of multiple properties, as well as a real estate destination for those enthralled with the tropics. www.jumbybayresort.com www.Jumbybayrealestate.com.
About Rosewood Little Dix Bay
Rosewood Little Dix Bay is located on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. The timeless resort offers discerning clientele an arms-length respite from day-to-day stresses amidst lush foliage, a half-mile crescent-shaped beach, and a colorful barrier reef. Guests can choose from a wealth of elegant villas and guest rooms, including hexagonal cottages and two- and three-bedroom villas nestled along gorgeous gardens and shaded footpaths. The resort’s three dining venues specialize in fresh Caribbean cuisine, including the open-air Pavilion, the intimate Sugar Mill, and the Beach Grill, which serves light-fare on the white sands. Sense, A Rosewood Spa® offers the finest in beauty and recuperative programs in a dramatic setting, with treatments that utilize indigenous botanicals plucked right from the resort grounds. Complimentary services include a wide array of watersports, use of the on-site fitness center and tennis courts, and more. www.littledixbay.com.
About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, Rosewood Sand Hill, CordeValle and San Ysidro Ranch in California, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso and Rosewood Mayakobá in Mexico, Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, Japan, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. Rosewood recently launched a new spa brand - Sense, A Rosewood Spa® - featuring treatments reflective of the brand's signature philosophy A Sense of Place®. For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts or Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, please call 888.ROSEWOOD or visit www.rosewoodhotels.com.
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