TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION EXTENDS ITS SALES PRESENCE IN LATIN AMERICA
Thierry Baurez Promoted to Global Director of Sales for Latin America; John A. Cardona Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing For Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower® Panama
PANAMA CITY, Panama – Oct. 15, 2012 – With plans for continued growth in the Latin American region, TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ recently promoted Thierry Baurez to global director of sales for Latin America and the Caribbean. Additionally, John A. Cardona will serve as the new director of sales and marketing for Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower® Panama, the brand’s first foray into the region.
“With the opening of Trump Panama and our recent acquisition of the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION understands the importance of the Latin American market,” said Jim Petrus, TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION’s chief operating officer. “We have strategic plans to expand in the region, therefore having a dedicated representative for these markets is key to achieving our goals.”
Baurez was previously the director of sales and marketing at Trump Panama. In this new role, he will be representing the entire TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION throughout Latin America and will focus on building more presence and brand awareness for the Collection in the region, specifically in transient and group markets.
Prior to his position at Trump Panama, Baurez held sales and marketing positions at several properties in Mexico including Casa Dorada Los Cabos, Camino Real Hotels & Resorts in Mexico City and Cancun, and Marquis Los Cabos. He has a tourism business management degree from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico; a leisure studies and hotel management degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada; and a master’s degree in international business from Macquarie University in Australia.
John A. Cardona
With nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality arena, Cardona joins the Trump Panama team as director of sales and marketing, where he will oversee the properties strategic marketing, promotions and public relations. Most recently, Cardona served as a consultant to several properties including Sunset Beach Marina & Resort in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. His previous experience also includes working with hotel brands such as Island Global Yachting in Dubai, Regent Hotel & Resorts in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; The Garrett Hotel Group in Burlington, Vt.; The Peninsula Hotel Group in Hong Kong; and Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in Dallas. Cardona has a business degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
“As an accomplished sales and marketing executive, John has an outstanding track record working with luxury hotel brands. We are thrilled to have him onboard and are confident he will help bring Trump Panama to a whole new level,” adds Mark Stevenson, vice president & managing director of Trump Panama.
About Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & Tower® Panama
Perched above Panama Bay in Punta Pacifica, Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama was the first international venture for THE TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION. Developed by Newland International Properties Corp., it is the largest hotel in Latin America. Its 369 handsomely appointed hotel rooms, including 47 suites, serve as a home-away-from-home for travelers, and amenities include a floor of elite boutiques and shops, multiple restaurants reflective of the region’s best fare, a phenomenal pool deck with 5 pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean and over 46,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space. Signature services of the TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION, including The Trump Attaché, are also a part of the Trump Panama experience. For more information, please visit www.TrumpPanamaHotel.com, Facebook, Twitter. Reservations can be made by calling (877) 898-7867.
About TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™
Launched in October 2007, TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ is the next generation of luxury hospitality – one that is raising the bar in the top-tier travel experience with a level of customized service unrivaled in the market today. Presided over by internationally renowned developer Donald J. Trump and his three grown children – Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric – the prestigious portfolio includes the highly acclaimed Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York, Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas, Trump International Hotel™ Waikiki Beach Walk®, Trump SoHo® New York, Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & Tower Panama, and the newly opened Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®. TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION recently acquired and assumed operations of Miami’s iconic Doral® Golf Resort & Spa. Trump International Hotel™ Washington, D.C., a redevelopment of the historic Old Post Office building, is slated to open in 2016. Reservations can be made at www.TRUMPHOTELCOLLECTION.com or by calling (855) TRUMP-00 (878-6700). TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION is headquartered at Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Connect with TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION on its social media pages.
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