August 9, 2022

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The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Welcomes Jillian Dampier as Administrators of Group & Catering Gross sales and Peter Francis as Director of Transient Gross sales

Jillian Dampier and Peter Francis

SARASOTA, FL (July 2022) – The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, the realm’s premier 5-star resort and luxurious landmark positioned on Florida’s central Gulf coast, is happy to announce the appointment of two new hospitality professionals to its govt gross sales crew – Jillian Dampier as Director of Group and Catering Gross sales and Peter Francis as Director of Transient Gross sales. The brand new expertise brings an skilled background, revitalized vitality, and spectacular talent set to additional improve the property’s normal of excellence.

An Indiana native, Dampier’s hospitality profession started in Indianapolis after graduating from Indiana College with a BA in English. With 20 years of expertise, she has held numerous management positions with famend manufacturers resembling Hyatt, Conrad Resorts and Resorts, and different properties below the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio. She brings in depth group and catering management data and experience to her new position the place she might be spearheading gross sales for the luxurious resort’s group occasions. She may even be overseeing weddings, social occasions, and company catering gatherings. Dampier and her household are boating aficionados and are wanting to spend weekends crusing the Gulf upon their relocation to Sarasota.

An MBA recipient from The Crummer Graduate College of Enterprise in Winter Park, FL, Francis’ 28-year profession within the hospitality business started at Walt Disney World, adopted by a powerful 18-year tenure with numerous Marriot Bonvoy manufacturers. He began with the group gross sales crew at The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes and JW Marriott Grand Lakes Orlando and continued working within the group section for The Ritz-Carlton, Naples and The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and JW Marriott, Los Angeles at LA LIVE. He launched his leisure gross sales expertise just below a decade in the past when he joined the crew at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, and has since gained expertise at different properties together with The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Caribbean and Mexico, and The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Francis brings a wealth of data, expertise, and established relationships to his new position in overseeing the property’s transient gross sales.

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“We really feel extraordinarily lucky to have Jillian and Peter becoming a member of the Women and Gents at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota,” mentioned the property’s Normal Supervisor, Rajesh Khubchandani. “Their mixed expertise is assured to raise our resort’s choices in just about each respect.”

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About The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
A luxurious landmark on Florida’s central Gulf coast, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is conveniently positioned close to town heart overlooking Sarasota Bay, simply minutes from premier arts venues, nature sanctuaries, distinctive purchasing, fishing and watersports. Named one of many High Golf Resorts within the World by Condé Nast Traveler, this vacation spot resort can also be dwelling to The Ritz- Carlton Spa, Sarasota, named the #3 Spa within the U.S. and Canada by the readers of Journey + Leisure journal. Along with a Gulf-front Seaside Membership, Tom Fazio-designed Golf Membership, Spa and Wellness Middle, youngsters’s recreation packages and 276 visitor rooms with Ritz-Carlton Membership Degree lodging, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota presents 218 Residences and a non-public nation club-style Membership.

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