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 July 23, 2014
St. Regis Bora Bora Announces New Sales Manager -- Europe

 St. Regis Bora Bora Resort has announced Karine Vanhee as the new Sales Manager -Europe, effective September. Vanhee will be responsible for promoting the Resort throughout the European market.

In 2011, Vanhee joined the St. Regis Bora Bora as the sales coordinator and wedding planner. Due to her success with weddings and events, Karine became the Director of Event Management for the Resort in 2013. In this role, she launched the weddings and romance department, oversaw the opening of the Resort's on-site Bridal Boutique, where dresses are available for rent or purchase, and has coordinated and orchestrated more than 300 weddings on property to date.

Vanhee, who started her career in operations at Relais & Chateaux on the Ile de Re, a 5-star property in France, learned quickly that she loved hospitality. In this role, she oversaw front desk operations, housekeeping, and the food and beverage for the intimate 20 suite hotel. In 2010, Vanhee moved to Belgium to work for Hilton -- Belgium as the sales coordinator for conferences and events. The portfolio included three Hilton hotels and the brand's luxury property, the Conrad hotel.

"Weddings and events are a large part of what we do at The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort. Karine has shown her dedication to each and every bride (and groom) throughout her time on property from start to finish. I am confident she will use those skills in her new sales role for Europe," says Tracey Fentem, Director of Sales & Marketing. "Europe continues to be a growing market for the Resort and I know with Karine's passion for the property and strong sales background, she will continue to get our name out in the marketplace."

Karine will begin her role effective September 2014 and will reside in Lausanne, Switzerland.

St. Regis Bora Bora

Set amidst lush unspoiled surroundings and pristine waters, guests enjoy spectacular views of the main island of Bora Bora as well as the mystical Mount Otemanu, towering over the Pacific Ocean, with the remote islands of Tahaa and Raiatea on the horizon. St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora is protected by self-contained saltwater lagoons and designed to complement the surrounding landscape. The resort features a manmade "hoa" - a Tahitian inlet that utilizes the ocean tides and currents - that provides deep ocean water to the lagoon, replenishing fresh nutrients to sustain the abundant variety of native fish and stingrays.

The resort features 100 exquisitely designed one- to three bedroom over-water and beach villas, many with terrace whirlpools or private swimming pools and ranging in size from 1,550 square feet to the resort's ultra-luxurious 13,000-square-foot Royal Estate, fittingly set apart in a secluded cove. The resort's accommodations showcase exotic woods and regional art and pamper guests with private outdoor showers, Pratesi linens. Guests also enjoy 42-inch plasma televisions, Bose DVD/CD players and high-speed Internet throughout their villas. Guests also enjoy access to world-class restaurants, including Lagoon which is suspended over the water and features cuisine by renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.