SAN DIEGO, CA (January 14, 2004) – Laurel Pendle has been appointed National Sales Manager for the Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Ms. Pendle will be responsible for handling accounts in the Midwest corporate and association group markets, and will concentrate her efforts in Illinois, Ohio and other larger Midwest metropolitan areas.
“We’re thrilled to have Laurel join us,” said Larry Kaufman, Director of Sales & Marketing of the Paradise Point Resort & Spa. “Her strong tourism and sales background will be a great addition to the team at Paradise Point,” added Kaufman.
Prior to this appointment, Pendle was Director of Tourism Sales for the Nashville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau/Chamber of Commerce. Other experience includes her role as Regional Director of Tourism for the Scottsdale Convention & Visitor’s Bureau/Chamber of Commerce, Catering Sales Manager for Aramark Management Company, in Phoenix and Sales & Catering Manager/Interim Director for the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Phoenix.
Pendle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies, Cum Laude from Arizona State University and also attended the ASU Post-Graduate Program in Recreation and Tourism Management. Ms. Pendle is a member of Meeting Planners International.
The 457-room Paradise Point Resort & Spa features comfortable, California beach bungalow style guestrooms amidst lush, tropical gardens and meandering lagoons. Guests enjoy upscale dining at Baleen, which specializes in fresh seafood cuisine and al fresco dining overlooking beautiful Mission Bay. The resort features a world-class, Indonesian-themed Spa, including massage and body treatments, facial care, a full-service salon and state-of-the-art fitness center with personal trainers.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa is a 44-acre tropical island located in the heart of San Diego at 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109. For information and reservations, call (858) 274-4630 or toll-free (800) 344-2626. Visit the resort’s website at www.paradisepoint.com.