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Andrea Carneiro Named as Director of Sales and Marketing
for The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Mexico

PUNTA MITA, Mexico (November 1, 2011) – Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Latin America Division today announced that Andrea Carneiro has joined The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort as director of sales and marketing.  With more than a decade of experience in the Mexican luxury hospitality industry, Carneiro is an ideal candidate to enhance the resort’s sales and marketing strategies toward increasing revenue. In her new role, Carneiro will be tasked with developing and implementing innovative initiatives to boost awareness, sales, and market share while simultaneously garnering new business opportunities in existing and emerging markets.
“We are thrilled to welcome Andrea to the team at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.  Her extensive experience in the luxury hospitality industry, particularly in Mexico, coupled with a proven track record of driving results uniquely qualifies her for the director of sales and marketing position,” said Mr. Carl Emberson, general manager.  “We have no doubt that Andrea will be a great asset in helping to generate awareness and sales at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort.”
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.  The resort was also featured in Condé Nast Traveler’s coveted 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards as one of only ten properties in Mexico to be honored as one of the “best in the world.”
The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort offers guests a variety of bespoke amenities including signature St. Regis Butler service, impressive culinary options, a 10,000 square-foot Remède Spa, and two renowned Jack Nicklaus golf courses, Pacifico and Bahia.
“I am honored to join the esteemed team at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort,” said Carneiro.  “Lauded as Mexico’s most exclusive resort, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort offers unparalleled natural beauty, deluxe amenities, and bespoke service.  I am eager to begin showcasing St. Regis’ acclaimed fine dining offerings, unique wedding and meeting spaces, and its world-class Remede Spa and Jack Nicklaus golf courses, and to develop related partnerships and promotions that are befitting of the resort.”
Throughout the span of her career, Carneiro has focused on sales and marketing within the luxury hospitality industry.  Prior to joining The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Carneiro served as the director of sales and marketing for Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, where she increased market share in existing markets and maximized new business development opportunities in emerging markets.  Previously, Carneiro spent five years at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, where she grew from sales manager to director of sales.  Carneiro has held sales and operations positions at a variety of additional hotels and resorts throughout Mexico.  Carneiro completed her undergraduate education in business at Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo, Brazil.  She continued her business education at Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Pau in Pau, France followed by a degree from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, the oldest hotel school 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 resort was featured in Condé Nast Traveler’s coveted 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards as one of the “Top 100 Hotels in the World.”  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. 


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Also See: Thais Magri Named Senior Sales Manager for the U.S. Market for The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Mexico / August 2011

Carl Emberson Named General Manager of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Mexico / December 2010

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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Breaks Ground on Luxury Property in Punta Mita; St. Regis Resort, Punta Mita Will Have 120 guest rooms and 65 villas for Fractional and Whole Ownership / May 2006

Mexico Developers DINE and Ideurban Joint Venture with Starwood to Build a St. Regis Resort in Punta Mita, Mexico / December 2005

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