Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto Hires New Director of Sales & Marketing

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Donald Weintraub of Scottsdale, Arizona, who has nearly 30 years of experience in the hotel industry and has specialized in tourism and hospitality in Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico, will work to promote tourism to Loreto and Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto.

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico is pleased to announce that Donald Weintraub has been hired as its new Director of Sales & Marketing. Weintraub will work out of the company’s office in Scottsdale, Arizona, and will work to promote Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto as one of the premiere travel destinations on the Mexican coast.

“I’m excited to be a part of the Villa del Palmar team,” remarked Weintraub. “Loreto is a quiet but active community that is much like Cabo San Lucas was 20 years ago. I believe it is well-positioned to become the next hot travel destination in Mexico.”

Weintraub has worked in the hospitality industry for nearly 30 years, and has had a special focus on Loreto. He began his career with Princess Hotels International and the Acapulco Princess in the 1980s, when Mexico became his favorite travel destination. In 2004, he worked for the Loreto Bay Company, working to promote tourism to the region.

He has held management positions both in rooms operations and in sales & marketing for a variety of other companies in the hospitality industry. He has been involved with promotions for the Sheraton Corporation New York, Princess Hotels International New York and Scottsdale, CopperWynd Resort & Club Scottsdale, Woodlands Resort/Conference Center in Texas, Half Moon, Montego Bay, Jamaica and St. Regis Monarch Beach Dana Point, California.

“Don is a talented and experienced professional, and we’re delighted to have him join our team,” remarked Sixto Navarro, general manager. “We’re confident that as Don helps more travelers to discover the beauty and tranquility of our experience at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, they’ll return again and again.”

Baja’s First Million Star Resort

Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto is a secluded resort on the Sea of Cortez, off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula overlooking Danzante Island (one of five in the region). It features 171 new, spacious, beautifully appointed one, two and three bedroom villas with balconies, stunning ocean views, mountain views, outstanding restaurants, an attentive English-speaking staff, four swimming pools, beautiful beaches and a mild and warm climate year-round.

Guests can enjoy scuba and snorkeling tours in the protected Marine Park within the five prominent Loreto Islands (Coronado island is a must), horseback riding, swimming, world-class fishing (catch a Dorado and bring it home to have a Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto chef prepare it for you), surfing, kayaking, clam digging, whale watching and baking. With the free shuttle service, guests can explore the historic town at the Islands of Loreto; visit the 1697 mission that made the town famous. The area is also known for its wildlife, including the 900 species of fish off the coast and in an area that has been declared a World Heritage Site. Hotel perks include a spa and fitness center, massages, salsa dance lessons and movie nights for children.

For additional information on Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto, visit or call toll free USA 866-209-0726, toll free CAN 855-440-5590.

The New York Times lists Loreto in its Top Ten Places to go in 2011. The travel article featuring The Islands of Loreto, Baja California South, Mexico ranked first among readers. The Villa Group offers high-end, family-oriented resort vacations in idyllic settings along the Mexican coastline. Its first property of eight was Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta. Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto opened in March 2011; Paul Moreno serves as the Vice President of Operations. Website: or our toll free number (888) 844-8169.

The Islands of Loreto is known as a safe vacation destination for travel.

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