Appointed Senior Sales Manager
At Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, Puerto Rico
In her new role, Luke will drive sales to the 400-room resort, which is located on 500 acres along a mile-long section of golden beach adjacent to the El Yunque National Rainforest and the Mameyes River. Among Luke's areas of attention will be elevating group bookings for the property's 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor venue space, which includes a 48,000 square foot oceanfront conference center, a number of smaller board rooms for intimate meetings, and one of the Caribbean's largest ballrooms, measuring 21,913 square feet.
Most recently, Luke was National Sales Director at Discover Puerto Rico, and previously spent 13 years as Senior Director of Sales at Meet Puerto Rico / Puerto Rico Convention Bureau. During that time, she successfully promoted the island and its Convention Center as a premier destination for meetings and conventions through Puerto Rico's Destination Marketing Organization. Prior to that, Luke was a National Sales Manager for GES Exposition Services, Inc. (Global Experience Specialists), an experiential event management and exhibition company that produces some of the most visible and influential trade show, corporate and managed events in the world. Luke's experience in sales, catering and convention services also includes positions with Choose Chicago and the iconic The Drake, A Hilton Hotel Chicago.