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Who’s News for June 9, 2023

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Venue News

Grupo Piñero proudly announced the opening of Cayo Levantado Resort, an exclusive complex located in the Dominican Republic. The resort’s opening marks Grupo Piñero's venture into the luxury segment of the hotel industry, redefined through a commitment to sustainable innovation and sophistication. Situated just five kilometers from the Samaná Peninsula, Cayo Levantado Resort officially opened its doors in the presence of Isabel García Lorca, President and Founder of Grupo Piñero, and Encarna Piñero, Executive Vice President, and CEO. Nestled on a captivating island, the resort features 218 rooms spread across 10 distinct typologies, each inspired by the natural beauty of the country. From Junior Suites to private villas accommodating up to eight people, the accommodations offer diverse environments that cater to various preferences. 

People on the Move

360 Destination Group is proud to announce two promotions: Stefanie Hassan to the position of General Manager for their Los Angeles and San Francisco offices, and industry veteran Craig Caron to the role of Chief Operating Officer. For over two decades, Hassan has proven herself as a shining star in the hospitality industry. Prior to working with 360DG, she was a Meetings Manager for a notable association in Washington DC. During her 17-year tenure at 360DG, Hassan has held various roles, including Operations Manager, Senior Operations Manager, and Senior Account Executive. Caron has held the position of Senior Vice President of Sales for 360DG since joining the company in 2021. In his new role as COO, Caron will focus on growing the organization and streamlining processes as he continues to mentor and support the 360DG team nationwide. 

Terramar Destinations, a DMC Network Company, is pleased to announce the promotions of Lisa DeLeon, DMCP, to Vice President of Global Sales and Kate Patay, CPCE, to Vice President of Engagement. The main focus of these new roles within the Terramar DMC brand is to continue to expand their reputation of impeccable service standards to the global market throughout destinations in the US, Mexico and Panama. 

Hot off the Press

On Saturday, August 5, 2023, full and part time residents, philanthropists, socialites and influencers will gather under the tents on Wickapogue Road, Southampton to celebrate the return of The Hamptons’ biggest and longest running fundraiser, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Annual Summer Party, presented by the Southampton Hospital Foundation. Celebrating 65 years of raising funds to support healthcare in The Hamptons, the gala’s theme this year is A Night at The Colony Hotel, in partnership with Sarah and Andrew Wetenhall, owners of the famed Colony Hotel Palm Beach. 

Products on the Market

Sommsation, a wine-experience technology platform, has hit the market for the use of event planners. This platform connects independent wineries, sommeliers, and customers through tastings to help people discover lesser-known wines, as well as the histories and stories behind them. With this platform, meeting planners and event managers can choose between in-person, virtual, or hybrid experiences so all guests can participate in a knowledgeable wine-forward event. 

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