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Michael R. Pericas, Jr. Named


Barcelo Hotels & Resorts appoints new director of meeting & incentive sales

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eTN  Jun 02, 2008

Barcelo Hotels & Resorts today announced the appointment of Michael R. Pericas, Jr., as Director of Meeting & Incentive Sales for the Northeastern Region of the USA and Eastern Canada. Mr. Pericas joins Barcelo from the InterContinental Hotel Group where he was most recently Director of Sales for The Holiday Inn Select in College Park, GA. He previously held international positions with IHG with sales positions in Panama, Guatemala, and Caracas, Venezuela. Mr. Pericas brings more than 13 years experience in hospitality sales to his new role, having also held positions with Hyatt Place Perimeter hotel in Atlanta, the Sheraton Hotel Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and Sol Melia Hotel Corporation in Mexico City, Mexico and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

"Michael's extensive experience in group sales coupled with his knowledge of the Mexican and Caribbean markets is a tremendous asset for Barcelo Hotels & Resorts as we continue to grow our portfolio of all-inclusive upscale resorts throughout that region," said Vicki Denfeld, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Barcelo Crestline Corporation. "Michael will assist us in servicing our current meeting and incentive clients while focusing on expanding Barcelo's brand awareness to additional meeting and incentive planners," added Denfeld.

Mr. Pericas was on the founding Board of Directors of MPI's Mexico Chapter and also served as that chapter's President. He is currently an active committee member of the MPI Georgia Chapter and will continue to participate in SITE and NYSAE. Mr. Pericas, a native of Puerto Rico, is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Barcelo Hotels and Resorts is among the world's top hospitality and travel companies, and it is renowned for its well-established European tradition of excellence in service and amenities. The Company has a growing presence in Latin America with 32 hotels and more than 10,000 guestrooms in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Company owns, manages or franchises more than 160 hotels in 16 countries with hotels and resorts located in key European cities and in North America, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Barcelo Hotels & Resorts appoints new director of meeting & incentive sales
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