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Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI Appoints New Director of Sales

Posted: May 1, 2016

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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (May XX, 2016) – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI recently appointed Nancy Williams as director of sales for the luxury private island resort, the first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean. Williams brings more than 25 years of success in domestic and international hospitality markets to the position, with specialization in offshore Caribbean resorts.

“We’re happy to welcome Nancy to Scrub Island Resort and are confident she’ll be an asset to the team,” said Federico Ciampi, resort manager for Scrub Island. “As a very motivated industry veteran with extensive experience in leisure, group, wholesale and corporate hotel sales, Nancy will have an immediate impact on our sales efforts.”

Prior to joining Scrub Island Resort, Williams was director of sales and marketing at Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, where she was responsible for driving revenue and managing group and corporate market segments. Williams also prepared and managed wholesale agreements for more than 30 domestic and international accounts. Williams’ other experience includes time as director of sales and marketing for Windward Passage Hotel in St. Thomas, Bimini Bay Resort & Marina in the Bahamas and Cendant Corporation in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In each instance, Williams was responsible for driving revenue across leisure, corporate, wholesale and group market segments.

Williams has also held positions as senior sales manager at Grand Lucayan Beach & Golf Resort in Grand Bahama Island, national sales manager at Atlantis Paradise Island and the Ocean Club in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and manager of leisure sales at Old Bahama Bay in Grand Bahama Island. Williams has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and public health from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

For more information on Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina call toll free U.S. 877-890-7444 or visit ScrubIsland.com.

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About Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI

Opened in July 2010, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is named after its location, a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The first luxury resort development in the destination in more than 15 years and first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean, the resort is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring uninhabited islands. It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants including the popular Caravela, three private beaches and a 55-slip marina. For more information, call toll free U.S. 813-849-4153 or visit scrubisland.com.

About Mainsail Lodging and Development Group

Mainsail Lodging and Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their properties include Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida; the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida was created in collaboration with the legendary Bern’s Steak House and was the first newly constructed property in the United States to join the Autograph Collection®. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands, while also operating ExecuStay (ExecuStay.com) in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Mainsail is developing their fourth hotel, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, Florida, which is slated to open early 2017.

About Autograph Collection Hotels

The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Exactly like nothing else, each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information and reservations please visit www.autographhotels.com, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit.
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