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Barceló Hotels & Resorts Appoints Magda Hanna as Director of
Meetings & Incentives for West Coast and the Pacific Northwest Region

FAIRFAX, Va., May 12, 2010-- Barcelo Hotels & Resorts today announced the appointment of Magda Hanna as Director of Meeting & Incentive Sales for the West Coast of the USA including California and the Pacific Northwest Region as well as Western Canada.  The appointment comes as Barcelo continues to grow its presence in the U.S. and Canada in the meetings and incentives business.  Most recently the Company opened the Barcelo Los Cabos Palace Deluxe, an upscale, all-inclusive, all-suite resort that includes 35,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, as well as outdoor function areas.

Prior to joining Barcelo Hotels & Resorts, Ms. Hanna worked as a meetings consultant for several Fortune 500 companies and international entities including the Singapore Convention & Visitors Bureau. She began her hospitality sales career with The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in 1995 and has held regional sales management positions with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.  Ms. Hanna holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, as well as several industry designations.

"Magda brings a wealth of experience in the meeting and incentive market," said Vicki Denfeld, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Barcelo Crestline Corporation.  "We look forward to her expertise and professional service in attracting new clients to the all-inclusive Barcelo Hotels & Resorts throughout Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Latin America," added Denfeld.  Ms. Hanna can be reached at

About Barcelo Hotels & Resorts
Barcelo Hotels & Resorts is among the world's top 25 largest hospitality and travel companies. Barcelo was established in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in 1931, first as a transportation provider and then as a hotel and travel company.  The family-owned, privately held company has been world-renowned for more than 75 years for its excellence in service and its innovation within the tourism industry.  

The hotel company owns or manages more than 180 properties in 17 countries. Barcelo's hotels and resorts are found in key destinations and cities throughout Europe, North America, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. The company offers a large variety of hotels and resort types to accommodate all travelers, from budget-minded to upscale guests seeking luxurious accommodations.  Barcelo specializes in all-inclusive resorts that make vacation planning both convenient and affordable, offering one upfront, all-encompassing price.  For more information or reservations, visit


Barcelo Crestline Corporation

Also See: Barceló Hotels & Resorts Closes 2009 with Addition of Six Properties and Strong Positioning within the Medium/High Market Segment / February 2010

Barceló Hotels & Resorts Set to Open the All-inclusive 626 room Barceló Los Cabos Palace Deluxe in Los Cabos, Mexico / November 2009

Barcelo Crestline Corporation Names Hernan Vanegas General Manager for the Barcelo Los Cabos Palace Deluxe Resort, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico / October 2009

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