Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa Appoints New Director of Sales and Marketing

Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

Wyndham Appoints New DirectorWyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa strengthens its seasoned team with the appointment of hospitality veteran Katherine Beja-McLennan as the resort’s new director of sales and marketing.

 
Bringing more than 25 years of experience, Beja-McLennan will oversee all group and catering sales, convention services, marketing, and public relations efforts for the iconic property adjacent to El Yunque National Rainforest and the Mameyes River. Working closely with the property’s director of revenue management, Ernesto Velazquez, Beja-McLennan will specifically hone in on transient sales.

 
Most recently, Katherine was deeply embedded within Wyndham Grand culture as the director of sales and marketing at Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach.

 
“Katherine’s well rounded industry and Wyndham Grand brand knowledge will prove invaluable as we continue to elevate the guest experience with new developments for leisure travelers and groups,” said General Manager, Amaury Piedra. “As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, Katherine will be instrumental in evolving our legacy.”

 
Getting her start at Starwood, Beja-McLennan kicked off her hospitality career as the conference services manager at The St. Regis New York followed by almost five years at W Hotels NYC as director of catering. With an impressive array of hospitality experience to follow, Beja-McLennan has held positions as regional associate director of sales & marketing, director of catering, conference services, and special events for Morgans Hotel Group in Miami. There she spearheaded top-line budget strategy and conducted monthly sales technique trainings for her team.

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