CARBONDALE, Colo., Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Timbers Resorts announces the appointment of Austin Watkins, a 25-year hospitality leader, as Global Director of Sales & Marketing - Hospitality. Watkins will lead the sales and marketing efforts for the hotel and residential rental division of Timbers Resorts.
With over 25 years of experience in luxury hospitality, including 15 years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Watkins has led the sales and marketing at several hotels and resorts spanning three countries. Most recently, Watkins was the Regional Director of Sales and Marketing based out of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Kona, Hawaii. In this role, Watkins was responsible for the sales and marketing efforts of Hualalai and strategic oversight of the Four Seasons Resorts Hawaii collection including four resorts on four unique Hawaiian Islands.
Prior to Four Seasons, Watkins held a variety of positions with Hyatt Hotels and Ritz-Carlton properties. Beginning his career in hotel operations, Watkins quickly learned the logistics involved with running a successful property. Eventually, Watkins transitioned into sales roles, where his operational knowledge was evident in his achievement of several successful sales and marketing strategies.
"We are thrilled to welcome Austin Watkins to Timbers Resorts," states Greg Spencer of Timbers Resorts. "The years of experience at a variety of diverse hotels and resorts will prove imperative as he leads the hospitality sales and marketing efforts for our international brand."
"I am elated to apply my experience at Timbers Resorts and contribute to the exciting growth of this company and brand," shares Watkins.
A native of Orange County, Calif., Watkins enjoys several sports with a friendly competitive spirit. A personal source of pride is his completion in the 2016 IRONMAN World Championships. Outside of work, Watkins enjoys competing in triathlons, golf and spending time with his wife, Sonia, and his children, Taran and Kavi.
About Timbers Resorts:
Timbers Resorts is the developer and operator of a collection of properties in over 15 of the world's most diverse high-end destinations. The Timbers Collection includes boutique private resorts, hotels and residence clubs in some of the world's most sought-after ski, golf, leisure and beach locations. Since 1999, Timbers Resorts has been committed to being authentic, unique and respectful of the destination, focusing on family and experiences, and never compromising with regard to quality and service. Owners at properties in the Timbers Collection are granted an ownership experience with expanded benefits through a host of travel and lifestyle partners such as Sentient Jet, Hertz, BMW, Priority Pass and many more, as well as access to the Timbers Reciprocity Program and the ability to trade vacation time with other destinations in the portfolio. Current Timbers Collection properties can be found in Aspen, Beaver Creek, Cabo San Lucas, Jupiter, Kauai, Kiawah Island, Maui, Napa, Scottsdale, Snowmass, Sonoma, Southern California, Steamboat, Tuscany and Vail.
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