Playa Hotels & Resorts Names Carol Menzel as Director of Global Tour Operator Sales

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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kevin Froemming, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Playa Resorts Management ("Playa") today announced the appointment of Carol Menzel as Director of Global Tour Operator Sales for Playa Resorts Management. Ms. Menzel joins Playa from her position as Regional Manager of

Ms. Menzel is the newest addition to Playa's expanding sales and marketing team headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. She joins Yami Abreu, Global Director of Marketing, Ashley Farrell, Associate Director of Marketing, Doug Knapp, Global Director of Revenue Management, and Howard Tanenbaum, Global Director of Group & Retail Sales. Ms. Menzel will work with the team as she oversees Playa's important expanding tour operation sales division. Currently Playa manages Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, Hyatt Zilara Cancún, THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen, Gran Caribe Real Cancún and Gran Porto Real Playa del Carmen. Opening in late fall 2014 are Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, Jamaica, as well as Hyatt Ziva Cancún, and Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.

"Carol is a travel industry leader with extensive experience and relationships throughout our industry," said Mr. Froemming. "We look forward to her knowledge energy and management skills as we rapidly grow our expanding portfolio of all-inclusive resorts," added Mr. Froemming.

In addition to her successful tenure with, Ms. Menzel was with Mark Travel Corporation for nine years and also with National Leisure Group. She is a graduate of University of Florida with a B.S. in Advertising. Ms. Menzel can be reached at

About Playa Hotels & Resorts:

Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V. is a leading owner, operator and developer of all-inclusive beach resorts. Playa Resorts Management is the operational management component of the organization. Playa's portfolio consists of a collection of thirteen premier resorts comprising 5,805-rooms that are located in prime beach locations in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Playa owns and manages Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, Hyatt Zilara Cancún and, opening in 2014, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall Jamaica, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta and Hyatt Ziva Cancún. The company also owns and operates three resorts under Playa's brands, The ROYAL and Gran, as well as five resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic that are managed by AMResorts under their Dreams and Secrets brands. Under an agreement with an affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H), Playa will pursue the acquisition or development of new all-inclusive resort opportunities under two new Hyatt all-inclusive brands—Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara. Playa will also have certain rights to operate Hyatt-branded all-inclusive resorts in five Latin American and Caribbean countries on an exclusive basis through 2018. For more information visit:

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