Industry Update
Appointment 5 December 2019

Esther Barbosa

Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing
At Pestana Park Avenue in New York - NY, USA

Esther Barbosa

Esther joins the Pestana Park Avenue team with over 15 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry. With over 10 years of experience in the New York City market, Esther has managed sales teams, overseen multiple properties and directed overall office operations, most recently holding a Director of Sales and Marketing role for New York's Doubletree Times Square West hotel. Throughout her career, Esther has gained a thorough understanding of how to manage mega-agencies, consortia accounts, wholesale/FIT contracting, as well as groups and the corporate market. Having earned a Masters of International Development degree from Nagoya University in Japan, she has a unique familiarity of key international markets including Japan, Europe and South America. In her role as Director of Sales and Marketing of Pestana Park Avenue, Esther will lead all sales and marketing strategy, creating effective sales programs and a strong awareness of this new property as well as the Pestana Hotel Group overall in the United States.

Pestana Hotel Group

Pestana is Portugal's largest international tourism and leisure group, ranking 25th in Europe and the only Portuguese hotel group to be featured in the Corporate 300 listings by Hotels magazine in North America.
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José Carlos Fernandes - General Manager

5 December 2019 — José Carlos has over 20 years of hospitality experience, the last seven of which have been with Pestana Hotel Group. Having worked at a variety Pestana's properties, José Carlos has a deep knowledge in three of the four of the hotel group's sub brands - Pestana Hotels and Resorts, Pestana Collection Hotels and Pestana CR7 Lifestyle Hotels - widening his understanding of its various operations.
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