Industry Update
Appointment 2 June 2020

Austin Watkins

Appointed Managing Director Marketing & Hospitality Sales
At Timbers Resorts - FL, USA

Austin Watkins

Timbers Resorts, a leading developer and operator of boutique resorts, private residence clubs and fractional vacation homes in the world's most sought after destinations, today announces the appointment of Austin Watkins as managing director - marketing and hospitality sales. In this role, Watkins will be responsible for developing, driving and overseeing the marketing direction for the company, as well as overseeing sales for the company's resort and residential rental offerings. With over 27 years of experience in the luxury hospitality sector and an extensive background in global sales and marketing, Watkins will play a crucial role in Timbers Resorts' growth strategy that commenced with the company's recent relocation to Winter Park, Fla.

Watkins joined Timbers Resorts in 2018 as the global director of sales and marketing - hospitality, where he was responsible for leading sales and marketing efforts for the resort and residential rental division of the company. Prior to joining Timbers Resorts, Watkins spent 15 years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, most recently as the regional director of hotel marketing for properties throughout Hawaii. Before joining Four Seasons, Watkins held a variety of positions within Hyatt and Marriott International.

Watkins is a native of Orange County, California and enjoys triathlons and golf. He currently resides in Winter Park, Fla. with his wife, Sonia, and his children, Taran and Kavi.

Recent Appointments at Timbers Resorts

Nick Fielding - Corporate Director of Food & Beverage

5 March 2020 — Timbers Resorts, the leading developer and operator of luxury boutique properties around the globe, announces today the appointment of one of its top professionals, Nick Fielding, as the company's new Corporate Director of Food & Beverage.
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Sean McLaughlin - Chief Financial Officer

5 June 2019 — Timbers Resorts, the leading developer and operator of luxury boutique properties around the globe, announces today the appointment of esteemed finance and strategy professional, Sean McLaughlin, as the company's new Chief Financial Officer.
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Ryan Bell - Director of Asset Management

26 February 2019 — Timbers Resorts, a luxury hospitality brand known for its exceptional boutique hotels, residence clubs and resort communities located around the world, announces the appointment of Ryan Bell as Corporate Director of Asset Management.
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