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   Isabel Gracia Named Director of Sales and Marketing ­
The Raleigh Hotel, Miami, Florida

MIAMI, Florida, December, 2010 – Isabel Gracia, a 20-year luxury market veteran has been named Director of Sales and Marketing at Miami Beach’s The Raleigh hotel.
In this new position Ms. Gracia will oversee the core areas of hotel Sales, Revenues and Public Relations as of November 1, 2010.
Prior to joining The Raleigh, Gracia served as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Gansevoort Miami Beach where she played a key role in the New York brand’s expansion. She also served as the Director of Sales for One & Only’s Ocean Club in the Bahamas in 2005, where she led development of domestic and international alliances with key partners and maintained the hotel’s upscale image through the design and implementation of marketing and sales strategies.  Her extensive tenure in luxury hospitality sales grew while at prestigious Miami-based hotels, which include the Mandarin Oriental, area Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Hotel Intercontinental.
Gracia is well traveled and benefits from a diverse education that includes studies in Liberal Arts from the University of San Jose, Costa Rica; Principles of Management from Tulane University, New Orleans; Specialized Languages from the Scuola per la Lingua Straniera, Siena, Italy; and Tourism in Scuola di Turismo, Rome, Italy. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.
About the Raleigh - As one of Miami’s most cherished landmarks, The Raleigh celebrates its 70th anniversary of fashion, elegance and glamour this year. The oceanfront hotel, with its expansive Oasis sanctuary of private cabanas and famed baroque-style pool, has been the backdrop for films and photo shoots, and host to countless events from Mercedes Benz Swim Week and the Chanel Fashion Show to the most exclusive Art Basel parties. Built and designed in 1940 by famed architect L. Murray Dixon, one of the most prolific architects of South Beach’s historic Art Deco District, guest rooms are adorned to match, with the fabrics and style of the 1940’s, featuring period furnishings and terrazzo floors. A stunning 3-bedroom, 6000 sq.ft. duplex penthouse with 1,950 sq.ft. terrace and outdoor shower crowns this grande dame of South Beach. The Raleigh’s Martini Bar was recently named of the “World’s Ten Best” by Details and The Royal at The Raleigh, a new restaurant by Chef John DeLucie serves down home, American-style-fare in a romantic outdoor garden setting.


Lana Bernstein
Zakarin Public Relations



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