Rio Grande, Puerto Rico (February 16, 2010) - Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa, A Wyndham Grand Resort, is excited to announce the appointment of Philip J. D'Amico as director of sales and marketing. D'Amico brings more than 25 years of experience to his new role at Rio Mar.
"Philip is an industry veteran with a tremendous track record of leading sales and marketing efforts for some of the top hospitality providers," says general manager Danna Holck. "We are thrilled to have him here at Rio Mar."
D'Amico comes to Rio Mar from the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority in Nevada, where he served as vice president of convention sales for four years. Prior to that, he worked as area director of sales and marketing for Alabama's PCH Hotels and Resorts and led sales and marketing efforts for The Adam's Mark Hotel in Dallas, where he exceeded revenue goals by 180%.
D'Amico's additional experience includes managing sales for multiple New Orleans properties as well as the city's Ernest Morial Convention Center. He is a member of several industry organizations, including the American Society of Association Executives, Meeting Planners International, Society of Government Meeting Planners, Professional Conference Meeting Planners and the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI).
The Wyndham Rio Mar is situated on 500-acres between the tropical El Yunque National Rain Forest and a mile-long stretch of Atlantic coastline. The resort features a 7,000-square-foot casino; two world-class, 18-hole golf courses designed by Tom and George Fazio and Greg Norman; a 7,000-square-foot spa and fitness center; 11 restaurants, lounges and entertainment venues; international tennis center; water sports center; and two beachfront pools.