Ingrid Jarrett Promoted to Vice President of Business Development, Sales and Marketing of the Watermark Beach Resort

OSOYOOS, BRITISH COLUMBIA, May 2, 2012 – Recognized for her valuable industry leadership and hospitality experience, Ingrid Jarrett has been promoted to Vice President of Business Development, Sales & Marketing for the Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos, British Columbia.

 A veteran of luxury hotels, Jarrett has over 20 years of experience working in various capacities in renowned Canadian hotels including The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, The Fairmont Palliser, The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald and The Fairmont Empress. Jarrett was also Regional General Manager for a collection of independent luxury boutique hotels in British Columbia including the Cove Lakeside Resort, The Oswego Hotel, L’Hermitage Vancouver, Nita Lake Lodge, Black Rock Oceanfront Resort. Prior to her promotion, Jarrett was the General Manager of the Watermark Beach Resort, which she helped open in 2009.

A leader in the BC tourism industry, Jarrett sits on numerous boards including that of Vice President for the British Columbia Hotel Association, Chair of the Board for the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, and a member of the Travel Industry Association of British Columbia’s Provincial Destination Marketing Task Force. In 2012, Jarrett was chosen for her business, tourism and economic development acumen to join a team of professionals for the Burns Lake Economic Development Recovery Team by Economic Development Association of BC. Jarrett is also actively involved in the support and development of culinary and agri-tourism in the region through her affiliation with local producers and growers, and is a member of Slow Food International.

Jarrett’s incredible passion for the South Okanagan region and for bringing people and organizations together is what sets her apart. Jarrett has been vigorously pursuing this since she returned to her home the Okanagan Valley in 2006, and subsequently opened Watermark Beach Resort, however in her new role she plans to expand her efforts to further build the profile of the resort and the region.

Set in the heart of Canada’s premiere wine growing region along the quiet shores of Osoyoos Lake, Watermark Beach Resort with its warm welcome and attentive service provide all the services and amenities needed for the perfect getaway, wedding, or meeting destination. Tucked on the shores of Canada’s warmest lake in the heart of the resort community of Osoyoos, the four-story, 153 suite Watermark Beach Resort’s complement of amenities includes Beach Front Residences, Conference Centre, Spa, Yoga and Pilates studio, fitness facility, steam room, 2 outdoor hot tubs, seasonal pool with waterslide, Wine & Tapas Bar with lakeside patio and summer kitchen. The spacious suites filled with natural light include full gourmet kitchens and private balconies with incredible lake and mountain views.

For more information about Watermark Beach Resort, call 1.888.755.3480 or visit www.WatermarkBeachResort.com.

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