MIAMI, Fla. (May 25, 2015) — Palace Resorts – the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations – proudly announces the addition of Magda Hanna as Regional Director of Sales for the West Coast and Linda Finley as Director of Sales for the Southeast Region. In their new roles, both Hanna and Finley will lead sales initiatives relating to the meetings, incentives, conventions and events (MICE) market for the brand’s eight oceanfront resort properties in Mexico and the Caribbean.
Palace Resorts’ sales directors are responsible for developing and executing effective sales strategies and new business plans with a focus on the MICE segment. Additionally, Hanna and Finley will be frequently collaborating with the Palace Resorts field sales team who work closely with the travel agent community.
“As Palace Resorts continues to experience remarkable growth, we are eager to align ourselves with likeminded, goal-oriented executives who can best serve the demands of our growing portfolio while also bringing new strategic ideas to the table,” said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts. “Magda’s proven performance, creativity and experience make her the ideal candidate to further develop sales opportunities throughout the West Coast. With a large portion of our business coming from the Southeast region, we are confident Linda’s expertise in corporate sales coupled with her experience working with all-inclusive brands throughout the world will help the brand achieve our group goals.”
With more than 12 years of experience in the Meetings & Incentives industry, Hanna brings a strong sales background, a deep familiarization with the meetings and incentives segment, a passion for generating new business opportunities and a proven track record in achieving results to her new position. Prior to joining the Palace Resorts team as Regional Director of Sales for the West Coast, Hanna most recently served as an independent contractor and an Account Executive for OPUS Events Agency where she sold meetings & incentives worldwide to corporate accounts in the U.S. Western Region. Since launching her career as a Sales & Operations Manager with The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Hanna has held the titles of Business Development Director for EGENCIA Meetings & Incentives, Director of Meetings & Incentives for Barceló Hotels & Resorts / Playa Hotels & Resorts and Western Regional Sales Manager for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
Respected throughout the Meetings & Incentives industry, Finley boasts invaluable experience specializing in international resort sales throughout the Bahamas, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Finley launched her career as Associate Director of Sales & Marketing with Bonaventure Resort & Spa where she built a solid foundation leading sales. Throughout the course of her nearly twenty years in the industry, Finley has also held the titles of Director of Group Sales for Occidental Hotels & Resorts and Director of Sales for the Sheraton Orlando North. Prior to her position with Palace Resorts as Director of Sales for the Southeast Region, Finley was most recently affiliated with Barceló / Playa Hotels & Resorts as Director of Meeting & Incentive Sales selling Barceló, Secrets, Dreams Zoëtry, Breathless, Hyatt Ziva and Zilara brands.
For more information on Palace Resorts please visit www.PalaceResorts.com, call (800) 635-1836 or contact your preferred travel professional.
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About Palace Resorts
With eight oceanfront resorts overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, Palace Resorts sets the highest standards for five-star all-inclusive vacations in Mexico and Jamaica. Offering luxurious and spacious accommodations accentuated by signature in-room double whirlpool tubs, nightly entertainment, the Caribbean’s most extravagant spas and premier Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses, Palace Resorts sets the stage for a truly exceptional experience for travelers. The unparalleled level of service and comfort found at each property makes Palace Resorts a leading provider of world-class resort vacations.