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Bay Point Marriott Golf Resort & Spa Appoints Rick Thompson as Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Bay Point Marriott Golf Resort & Spa has just announced the appointment of Rick Thompson as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the full service, 316 guest room luxury hotel in Panama City Beach, Florida. The hotel recently completed a $24 Million Renovation Project. This renovation covered everything from the guest rooms and villas, to the new on-site spa, Serenity Spa at Bay Point.

Thompson returns to the exquisite Bay Point Marriott Golf Resort & Spa with more than two decades of hospitality industry and business sales experience. He has most recently held the position of Director of Sales and Marketing for Intrawest-managed properties Cottage Rental Agency in Seaside, FL and the Towne of Seahaven in Panama City Beach, FL. Prior to Intrawest, he held the position of Director at the Newport News Marriott in Virginia as well as the Bay Point Marriott Resort. He has held sales management positions with the Hilton Sandestin Beach & Golf Resort in Florida and the Perdido Beach Resort in Alabama.

"Rick's broad sales background, together with his experience in managing large resort and conference facilities, is the ideal mix of business expertise for Bay Point Marriott Golf & Spa Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida," said Jeff Segan, General Manager at the property. "Rick brings both the personal and professional skills to help this resort position itself for future growth," added Segan.

Thompson has held membership in HSMAI, MPI and various other hospitality organizations. His past community involvement included serving on the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Committee for its Annual Business Show, and he has been a member of the Panama City Beach Sports Marketing Committee. Thompson can be reached at rthompson@marriotbaypoint.com or via phone at (850) 236-6002.

About Bay Point Marriott Golf Resort & Spa:
Experience a beautiful Panama City Beach family resort unlike any other, offering the pinnacle of rejuvenation at the newly renovated Bay Point Marriott Golf Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. Framed by palm trees, and a 1,100 acre wildlife sanctuary, guests will delight in the tropical atmosphere of this picturesque resort boasting 316 luxurious guest rooms and 78 spacious Panama City Beach, Florida villas. Savor the delicious regional cuisine and fresh seafood at the award-winning 30 Degree Blue, one of four premier Panama City resort restaurants at Bay Point Marriott. Business engagements and social gatherings come alive in 40,000 square feet of stunning, flexible event space. Two championship golf courses call this lovely Panama City Beach, FL resort home, including the esteemed Nicklaus-designed masterpiece. Discover tranquility at the lavish 12,000 square foot Serenity Spa and retreat to Marriott's exquisite Bay Point Panama City resort for a peaceful escape. For more information or to make a reservation, call 850-236-6000 or visit http://marriott.com/hotels/travel/pfnbp.

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