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The St. Regis Princeville Resort Appoints Jim Pedone as Director of Sales & Marketing

KAUA‘I, HI. September 20, 2017 - The St. Regis Princeville Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Pedone as Director of Sales and Marketing at the beloved property. In his new position, Pedone will oversee group and leisure sales initiatives, as well as marketing and advertising activities for the island’s premier resort, the only St. Regis in Hawaii.

“Jim’s tremendous experience and passion for luxury travel and golf, combined with his tenure at a range of properties in key markets, makes him an ideal fit for this role,” said Todd Raessler, General Manager of The St. Regis Princeville Resort. “We are thrilled to have him at the resort as a valued member of our team.”

“I am excited to return to Hawaii and lead the dynamic sales & marketing efforts at The St. Regis Princeville Resort.

This iconic hotel is marked by an incomparable location, luxurious amenities and bespoke service. I look forward to bringing my experience in the industry to continue the incredible hospitality that the resort has come to be known for,” said Pedone.

An entrepreneurial hotel executive with over 25 years in the luxury hospitality industry, Pedone brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new position at The St. Regis Princeville Resort. Pedone joins The St. Regis Princeville Resort from The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he directed the sales and marketing teams as well as the resort’s programs with Troon Golf. Prior to his role at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, Pedone was the Regional Director of Sales and Marketing at the Miramonte Resort & Spa, additionally supporting Paradise Point Resort, San Diego, CA and L' Auberge Resort in Del Mar, CA under the Destination Hotels & Resorts umbrella. Pedone has also held executive positions at other luxury properties including La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST, Hotels & Resorts of Halekulani, the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, CA and the Ritz Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, CA.

With legendary St. Regis services and luxurious amenities The St. Regis Princeville Resort is the address for life’s celebrations and special moments. Perched on the cliffs of Kauai’s North Shore, the resort plays homage to the island’s beautiful land and vibrant culture and boasts stunning views of Hanalei Bay and Mt. Makana, luxurious suites and rooms, four distinctive dining venues, the 10,000 square foot Halele’a Spa, a premiere golf course and a spectacular infinity pool among other outstanding amenities.

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at nearly 40 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. For more information and new openings, visit stregis.com.

Contact:
Stephanie Kaluahine Reid
stephanie.reid@stregis.com
(808) 826-2286

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