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Toya Frazer-Ellis Appointed Director of Catering & Conference Services
at Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort on St. John, U.S.V.I.

St. John, U.S.V.I. (April 2010) – Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort on St. John, U.S.V.I., has announced the appointment of Toya Frazer-Ellis as Director of Catering & Conference Services. Arriving at the resort with nearly a decade of hospitality experience, Frazer-Ellis will be responsible for the revenue maximization and operational delivery of meetings, conferences and special events, including the many weddings that take place each year.
“I am delighted to welcome Toya to the Caneel Bay family. She brings a wealth of experience with her and will undoubtedly help us further grow and enhance the catering operation for which Caneel Bay is so renowned,” said Nikolay Hotze, Managing Director of Caneel Bay.
Frazer-Ellis is no stranger to St. John, or to the entertaining aspects of her new position, having spent the past three years as Director of Fun in charge of onsite leisure guest activities at Westin St. John Resort and Villas. She joined the Westin property as Wedding Sales Manager in July 2005. Prior to arriving in the Caribbean, Frazer-Ellis started her career with the Sales Department at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville, Florida in 2001.
Active and involved within the community during her years on St. John, Frazer-Ellis has served as a member of the local Chamber of Commerce, and undertaken several volunteer projects.
Born and raised in St. Thomas, Frazer-Ellis earned a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism with a concentration on Event Planning from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 2001. Her expertise in the field of marketing and sales, along with her extensive local network of contacts, make Frazer-Ellis a natural fit for the position of Director of Catering and Conference Services within the management team.
Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort has been an alluring escape for loyal guests since its founding 50 years ago by Laurance Rockefeller. Set on 170 acres in Virgin Islands National Park on the island of St. John, the resort’s pristine natural surroundings and low-key luxury are its coveted signatures. One hundred and sixty-six charming guest rooms blend seamlessly into the landscape in close proximity to any of seven white-sand beaches that frame the resort. Four distinct restaurants and a private Wine Room offer an array of dining experiences and cuisine that honors the destination. Other amenities include The Self Centre, which is dedicated to nurturing the mind, body and spirit in addition to a fitness center, 11 tennis courts and Turtle Town, a dedicated facility just for kids. For additional information, please visit 
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including The Mansion on Turtle Creek and Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, CordeValle in San Martin, California, Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso in Los Cabos, Mexico, Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, Japan, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, please call 888-ROSEWOOD, or visit

Kristin Hutton
T. 212-255-6541

Also See: Nikolay Hotze Promoted to Managing Director at Caneel Bay, St. John, USVI / July 2007

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