Auberge Resorts Collection Appoints Michele McConalogue Director of Sales and Marketing of Hacienda AltaGracia
Mar 31, 2016
Auberge Resorts Collection, owner and operator of boutique luxury hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs, announced today that Michele McConalogue has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing of Hacienda AltaGracia, a spa resort in Costa Rica. McConalogue, a respected hospitality executive with more than 25 years of strategic sales and marketing experience, will oversee all leisure, catering and Costa Rican event sales, for Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts’ first Central American resort in Costa Rica.
“We are excited to welcome Michele to lead our sales team, as she brings extensive experience and a proven track record in developing and directing marketing, sales and public relations programming that will make her a valuable addition,” said JP Alfonso, General Manager, Hacienda AltaGracia. “With Michele’s solid travel industry background and connections with top agents and tourism boards, she will be integral to the growth of our sales presence.”
McConalogue joins Hacienda AltaGracia from Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina in Saint Lucia, where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the sales and marketing function for both the resort and the 42-berth marina.
Prior to that, McConalogue oversaw all aspects of sales and marketing efforts for The Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach, as director of sales and marketing where she developed and led a sales team that consistently exceeded goals, resulting in record occupancies and revenues during her tenure.
Her previous luxury hospitality experience includes executive level positions at Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa, Donegal, Ireland, Tower Hotel Group and Gresham Hotels.
McConalogue received a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel and Tourism Management from the University of Ulster in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.
About Auberge Resorts Collection
Auberge Resorts Collection owns and operates a portfolio of luxury resorts and hotels, as well as residences and private clubs under two distinct brands: Auberge Hotels and Resorts, timeless luxury properties acclaimed for their intimate, understated elegance, and VieVage Hotels and Resorts, a new lifestyle brand that brings together contemporary themes of design, community and wellness in a fresh, active and social environment. While Auberge nurtures the individuality of each property, all share a crafted approach to luxury that is expressed through captivating design, world-class dining and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Properties in the Auberge Resorts Collection include: Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Malliouhana, Anguilla; Nanuku, Fiji; The Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; Hacienda AltaGracia, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica; VieVage, Napa Valley; VieVage, Los Cabos; and Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale, with several others in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit http://www.aubergeresorts.com/. Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.