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Carl Emberson Named General Manager of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Mexico

PUNTA MITA, Mexico (December, 2010) – Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Latin America Division today announced that industry veteran, Mr. Carl Emberson, has joined The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort as the new general manager.  With a career spanning three decades in hospitality – most of it in Latin America – Emberson is perfectly suited to take the helm of Mexico’s most exclusive resort; one that is already setting a new, unparalleled standard of luxury for the region. 
“Carl brings more than 25 years of experience and initiative to lead the team at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort,” said Mr. Sebastian Bustos-Rappa, vice president of human resources at Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Latin America Division.  “He has a uniquely diverse background, including strong credentials as a successful hotelier and restaurateur, and has garnered a reputation in Latin America as an industry leader and innovator.  Carl embraces the renowned St. Regis tradition of delivering the highest standards and providing impeccable, bespoke service for our guests.”
Open since 2009, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort offers an experience that transcends ordinary travel, immersing guests in unsurpassed luxury. Located within Mexico’s most exclusive beach community along the shores of Riviera Nayarit, the resort offers discerning service, exquisite accommodations, thoughtful amenities, and spectacular grounds.  The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and its signature restaurant, Carolina, are the recipients of the 2011 AAA Five Diamond Awards, the industry’s most coveted recognition.
“I am both honored and thrilled at the opportunity to take the reins of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort,” said Emberson.  “The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort stands alone with its exclusive combination of spectacular natural beauty and unsurpassed levels of service and accommodations.  Together with one of the top teams in the industry, I am committed to ensuring that each and every guest has the experience of a lifetime during their visit to Punta Mita.”
With a career spanning three decades, mostly in Latin America, Emberson’s impeccable credentials include 13 years as general manager of hotels in Brazil and Argentina.  Prior to this, Emberson spent eight years in Valle de Las Leñas Resort in Mendoza, one of the Argentina’s premium winter resorts where he served in several roles, including general manager and food & beverage director for the resort’s five hotels and 20 restaurants.
Emberson’s entrepreneurial and diverse background includes many years as a successful restaurateur and caterer in Argentina and Uruguay, making him well-suited to manage The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort’s three unique restaurants, including the AAA Five Diamond restaurant, Carolina.   Early in his career, he launched several notable restaurants in Buenos Aires including La Pomme in Punta del Este; BICE Ristorante, the first restaurant to be opened in Puerto Madero; Due Ristorante; Valle de Las Lenas; and a catering business that served the area’s hotels and businesses.
Emberson graduated with honors from the prestigious Les Roches – Swiss School of Hotel Management.  He currently sits on the Advisory Board of Make a Wish Foundation Brazil, as well as at the Australian International Business School in Brazil and is a Judge for HOTELS magazine’s “2010 Best 10 Hotel Restaurants in the World.”
More information and reservations are available at 877-250-8871 or
About The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
Situated at the Riviera Nayarit, just north of Puerto Vallarta, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is an address like no other, tempting discerning travelers with its signature blend of distinctive accommodations, worldly dining, and exemplary services and amenities.  The AAA Five Diamond resort offers 89 spacious guest rooms and 31 refined suites, each exquisitely styled and lavishly appointed, in tile-roofed Mexican style casitas along the Pacific Coast. World-class accommodations are complemented by extraordinary services, including St. Regis’ famed butler service.  The resort offers the 10,000-square-foot Remède Spa, three premier restaurants – Las Marietas, Sea Breeze, and the signature AAA Five Diamond restaurant, Carolina – and an exquisite lobby bar, Altamira. Whether for weddings, social events or meetings, the resort offers a number of inviting venues, including the 2,600-square-foot Astor Ballroom.  The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. Lote H‐4, Carretera Federal 200, km 19.5, Punta de Mita, Nayarit 63734, Mexico. Phone: US 877-250-8871, Mexico 01-800-786826482. 

Jenn Myres
Glodow Nead Communications

Also See: Developer Starwood Hotels & Resorts Tops Off All Three of the 27-story Towers of its St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, One of the Largest Condo - Resort Projects Under Construction in the Southeast U.S. / March 2010

Starwood and The Related Group Form a Joint Venture to Develop a New Build St. Regis Resort & Residences on the Existing Site of the Sheraton Bal Harbour / March 2005

Starwood Demolishing The 645-room Sheraton Bal Harbour, Issues Lay-off Notice for its 648 Workers; Will be Replaced with Three 27 story Towers with a 219 room St Regis Hotel, 24 fractionals, and 268 Condos / April 2007

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