Barcelo Hotels & Resorts today announced the appointment of Linda Finley to the newly created position of Director of Group Sales, Incentives & Meetings. In this position, Ms Finley will also oversee the incentive and business travel markets for Barcelo Hotels & Resorts worldwide with an emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean. Ms. Finley’s appointment is made in conjunction with this year’s planned opening of the Barcelo Maya Tropical & Colonial Beach in Riviera Maya, as well as the acquisition of The Tucancun in Cancun, Mexico, and the growing emphasis on Barcelo Resort properties in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica. Ms. Finley is a 20 year hospitality industry sales veteran.
“Linda’s extensive and successful background in group sales coupled with her knowledge of the Caribbean and Mexico are a tremendous asset as Barcelo Hotels & Resorts places growing emphasis on our group sales efforts,” said Oscar Serrano, Contracting Director, Barcelo Hotels & Resorts.
“With more than 30 hotels and resorts that include some of the largest conference facilities throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Barcelo is keenly focused on making deeper in-roads into the important group and incentive markets. We enjoy an excellent brand reputation for customer service and premium facilities. Our intent is that Ms. Finley will help to grow this reputation in the group and incentive market,” added Serrano.