Danielle Dunfee is a careered hospitality professional with over 20 years of hotel experience, 15+ in group sales specifically throughout the United States and Caribbean. Before joining Fiesta Americana Grand Meetings Mexico & Beyond/Posadas, Danielle’s previous positions have provided opportunities to engage in group travel experiences from the Bahamas to St. Lucia, Jamaica, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Curacao, and throughout the domestic United States.
Danielle is passionate about travel, the people she works with, and ensuring an authentic, unparalleled experience. Now with Fiesta Americana Grand Meetings Mexico & Beyond /Posadas, Danielle is beyond enthusiastic to offer a remarkable portfolio of options through a collection of unique hotels & resorts that are unrivaled from all others. Each property has its own story, style, personality, and Danielle looks forward to painting that picture to her clients on how we deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for each and every group
Ms. Kwiatkowski has over 17 years of experience in the industry with her first 11 years spent on the buyer’s side as a meeting and incentive event planner in Chicago. She then joined the supplier side within the industry and has worked for the past 6 years for some of the major hotel companies selling both domestic and international destinations. With her previous experiences and currently having the role as the Regional Director of Groups Sales Midwest at Fiesta Americana Hotels and Resorts, Ms. Kwiatkowski truly understands all sides of the business. She is a passionate and dedicated person who will stop at nothing to be an amazing partner for all of your Mexico needs. Kelli is an active member of SITE Chicago and Minnesota.
Chad Giger is a tenured hospitality professional over 20 years of hotel and resort experience, including more than 8 years of leadership experience as a Director of Sales and Marketing. Most recently and prior to joining, Fiesta Americana Grand Meetings Mexico & Beyond/Posadas, Chad has worked in several Senior and Regional sales positions handling the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets for both, Independent Luxury Resorts and Hilton Hotels.
Chad’s passion for selling resorts came from his time spent living and selling two upscale resorts in the Florida Keys. Although a native to Pittsburgh, PA, Chad immediately fell in love with the concept of selling a unique destination experience to his customers, so they too could embrace the local culture, while hosting a successful meeting. In joining Fiesta Americana Grand Meetings Mexico & Beyond/Posadas, Chad is most excited about the unparalleled service and attention to detail he can offer his clients, while delivering a truly bespoke meetings and event experience.
Casimiro or “Casey”, as his clients and friends call him, is the newest member of the team. He has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the hospitality industry, focusing on the meetings and incentives segments in the last 10 years. Previously he worked for Melia, Westin, Camino Real and Hyatt Hotels. He started his hotelier career at the Grand Fiesta Americana Guadalajara Country Club in his hometown and worked for Posadas for over 10 years. Casey is considered an expert in Mexico Tourism, meetings and incentives and has a inimitable passion for Mexican hospitality. In his position as Regional Director or Sales for Posadas in the Central South USA, Casimiro offers his clients the best advice possible for meetings throughout Mexico. He is an active member of MPI and SITE and has served on the Board of Directors for SITE TX Chapter in various occasions. In his free time, he loves to camp and be outdoors, and spend time with his family in Mexico. Casey is also a “Taco” connoisseur and makes a mean Paella. His 2 favorite words: Gracias & Bienvenido!
Rebecca Riggs brings a wealth of knowledge and meeting and incentive experience to Posadas USA. She has been in the hotel industry since 1993, with a focus on the West Coast Market including major blue chip technology companies since 1998. Her experience includes positions as a National Sales Manager at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV and began selling Mexico in 2003 with Starwood Hotels & Resorts of Mexico. She joined the Posadas family in 2008.
Paulina is a professional in the Meetings Industry. With 9 years of experience, she is great at creating networks and alliances to promote Mexican MICE products and services. She has worked as an event organizer, in international congress biddings, customer service and quality. She is currently part of the Posadas International Group Sales Team.
Montserrat or “Montse” as we all call her; has been in the hotel industry for over 20 years in which she has gained experience in Sales in 3 different hotel chains in Mexico including individual and Group Sales, and has also worked with National and International Markets. Montse has been in the Posadas family for over 10 years now, and will be expanding her responsibilities to include managing, consulting and selling small groups. Montserrat loves to travel, and has a special interest in sharing with friends and clients her love for Mexico`s great places to visit, including relaxing beaches and amazing cities. .
Marian Gardiner has twenty-four years in the meetings and incentive industry representing the Insurance/Financial market segment. She has been the Insurance Specialist with Posadas Hotels for the last seventeen years. She is an active member of both FICP and LIMRA Associations.
As a proud native of Buffalo, New York, I attended the State University College at Buffalo. Shortly after graduation, I moved to Orlando, Florida to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. After a brief time in the educational field, I moved into a sales role with the Omni Rosen Hotel. After several promotions within Rosen Hotels, I continued my progression up the hospitality industry ladder with senior leadership roles with The Walt Disney World Resort and Hilton Hotels, both located in Orlando, Florida.
After 13 successful years in Orlando, I decided to take on new endeavors and accepted a leadership role with the world’s largest resort, The Venetian and Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada as the Regional Director of Sales. The experience and knowledge gained in this sales and marketing leadership role led to my current position as the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing with Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts/Posadas, a leading Latin American Hotel Company. In this current position, I oversee all group sales & marketing efforts for multiple luxurious hotels and resorts throughout Mexico featuring the brands of Fiesta Americana, Grand Fiesta Americana and Live Aqua Hotels & Resorts. Currently residing in Peoria, Arizona and active with many industry boards and forward thinking hospitality initiatives.
Lina has over 20 years of experience in the hotel industry working on sales and customer services. She started her carrier in as Group Sales Executive at Hoteles Mision, a Mexican hotel company. Her passion for the tourism industry lead her to work for different international hotel chains such as Hilton Hotels and Accor Hotels to finally join Posadas 10 years ago as an account executive. Two years later, she was given the opportunity to lead the International Group Desk team and ever since then she has worked with the international sales team for which she has a great passion.
Alejandra has more than 25 years of experience in the hotel and groups and conventions industry. She has successfully worked with important Mexican hotel brands such as Posadas and Camino Real Hotels some years ago, as well as organizing international events for the medical industry with Harvard Medical School and Cleveland Clinic, among others. Her extensive experience has given Ale the knowledge to come back to the Posadas family at the International Group Desk.
Lourdes has a wide trajectory and expertise on sales, planning and coordination of events, groups and conventions. Her successful career began as Wedding Planner in Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto and later at Melia Cabo Real. She continued her professional development joining POSADAS in 2014 as International Group Sales Coordinator at Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos Golf & Spa and one year later moved to the Corporate Offices as Group Sales Account Executive in the International Group Desk.
Yazmin's professional journey in the Hospitality Industry started in 2008 when she received her degree in Hospitality Management. Eager to start her career, she joined a reputed brand of Luxury Hotels and worked in several departments for almost a decade. During this time, Yaz developed a deep understanding of the industry's operations and the importance of delivering exceptional guest experiences. It was in the Sales Department where she found her true passion.
She was fascinated by the art of customer service and guest-client recognition. Her dedication and enthusiasm for the job helped her stand out, and soon she became an integral part of the Sales team. Today, she is an accomplished Group Desk Account Executive with over a decade of experience in the industry.
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