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Magdalena Grand Beach Resort on Tobago Appoints Ilyse Prokocimer-Karwoski
as Director of Sales and Marketing

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago – October 17, 2011 – Opening this November as Tobago’s newest resort in more than a decade, the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Ilyse Prokocimer-Karwoski as director of sales and marketing.  Prokocimer-Karwoski will lead the resort’s sales efforts in the North American market.

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Ilyse to our team,” said John Murphy, executive vice president of efm Hospitality Solutions, the resort’s operator. “Her expertise in travel and tourism, particularly in the Caribbean region, will be a great asset as we prepare for the November opening of Magdalena Grand Beach Resort and we look forward to many successes together.”

Ms. Prokocimer-Karwoski joins the Magdalena team after five years as the regional director of sales for Driftwood Hospitality Management, overseeing the Caribbean resort portfolio.  Other prior experience includes directing the development and operation of the Bahamas/Caribbean program as the vice president of Gate 1 Travel and leading Prokocimer International Enterprises, Inc., a wholesale travel/airline hybrid, as president and CEO/COO.  Prokocimer-Karwoski has been involved in organizations such as American Society of Travel Agents, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association and Caribbean Tourism Organization, among others.

Tobago, sister island to Trinidad, is the quintessential Caribbean island with secluded beaches, quaint villages and award-winning eco-attractions that include the Main Ridge Rainforest, the oldest protected reserve in the western hemisphere. In addition to offering sun, sand, sea and diving, Tobago also provides many cultural, historical and ecological points of interest that appeal to visitors. For more information, please call 868.660.8500 or email

Magdalena Grand Beach Resort
Opening November 2011, the 200-room Magdalena Grand Beach Resort will be Tobago’s premier leisure and business resort. Located on 20 acres of tropical surroundings, the full service resort will feature three fine and casual dining options, a pub and a piano bar, an 18-hole golf course, expansive beachfront, three swimming pools, including an adults-only pool, as well as generously sized and flexible meeting/event space. For more information, please call 868.660.8500 or email  For news and updates, visit Magdalena Grand Beach Resort on Facebook.


Sasha Hlozek / Dana Pucci
Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications
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Also See: Magdalena Grand Beach Resort on Tobago Appoints Executive Team; Plans for November Opening with 250 New Hires / September 2011

The 200-room Magdalena Grand Beach Resort to Open in Tobago in November 2011 / August 2011
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