RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (July 19, 2019) – Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort, recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s 2018 World’s Greatest Places, announces the appointment of Rosa Luke as Senior Sales Manager overseeing the Midwest and Western U.S. regions. Based in Chicago, Ill., Luke is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality and convention destination marketing industries.
In her new role, Luke will drive sales to the 400-room resort, which is located on 500 acres along a mile-long section of golden beach adjacent to the El Yunque National Rainforest and the Mameyes River. Among Luke’s areas of attention will be elevating group bookings for the property’s 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor venue space, which includes a 48,000 square foot oceanfront conference center, a number of smaller board rooms for intimate meetings, and one of the Caribbean’s largest ballrooms, measuring 21,913 square feet.
Most recently, Luke was National Sales Director at Discover Puerto Rico, and previously spent 13 years as Senior Director of Sales at Meet Puerto Rico / Puerto Rico Convention Bureau. During that time, she successfully promoted the island and its Convention Center as a premier destination for meetings and conventions through Puerto Rico’s Destination Marketing Organization. Prior to that, Luke was a National Sales Manager for GES Exposition Services, Inc. (Global Experience Specialists), an experiential event management and exhibition company that produces some of the most visible and influential trade show, corporate and managed events in the world. Luke’s experience in sales, catering and convention services also includes positions with Choose Chicago and the iconic The Drake, A Hilton Hotel Chicago.
“Rosa will be a strong asset to our sales management team following the unveiling of our multi-million dollar renovation which includes new culinary venues, the reimagined Rio Mar Country Club, and enhanced experiences for our guests and meeting planners,” said Nils Stolzlechner, general manager of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort. “As we continue to invite travelers to rediscover Rio Mar, Rosa’s deep-rooted expertise will be a dynamic force coupled with the island’s accessibility including nonstop flight routes from major cities throughout the U.S.”