Kristin Starmer Adds Local Expertise and Strong Relationships to RMC’s West Coast and Cabo Offices

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Kristin Starmer, an award winning Sales Director for Ritz-Carlton Hotels, is taking on an exciting new position with RMC, North America’s premier destination management company. As RMC’s Director of Business Development and Sales for the West Coast and Cabo San Lucas offices, Kristin Starmer promises to build strong relationships and expand RMC’s services into new regions.

Starmer will continue to drive RMC’s success through lasting relationships on the West Coast and in Mexico

RMC, North America’s largest privately owned destination management company, is pleased to announce Kristin Starmer as the new Director of Business Development and Sales for the West Coast and Cabo San Lucas offices. Starmer comes to RMC with a passion for both Mexico and California, impressive sales accomplishments, and years of experience working with high-end corporate clients as a Sales Director for Ritz-Carlton Hotels.

Destination management requires personal connections and local expertise. For this reason, RMC invests in great people and strong relationships, ensuring that the team is passionate and engaged with each destination and every client.

Starmer exemplifies the essence of RMC. Over the past nine years, she has built lasting relationships with many of Ritz-Carlton Hotel’s most prestigious clients. At The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Lake Tahoe, California, Starmer worked as the Director of Group Sales for over seven years. She was then promoted to Area Director of National Accounts for all of The Ritz-Carlton Hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico. For her exemplary work, Starmer received the Chairman's Circle Award in both 2013 and 2014, and the Hotelier of the Year award in 2015. With RMC, she will continue to work with many of the same high-end clients and further broaden her services to include destination experiences and events.

Starmer also has strong personal connections with Lake Tahoe, Cabo San Lucas, and RMC. Her primary home is in Lake Tahoe, and her connections in the Lake Tahoe area are unparalleled. In addition, Starmer’s grandmother was born in Mexico, so Mexico’s distinct culture is a part of her personality. She first came to Cabo in 1996, then visited La Ventana on an all-girls kiteboarding trip in 2002, bought land in 2007, and finished building her Cabo home in 2009. When RMC opened its Cabo DMC office in 2014, Starmer was struck by this exciting opportunity.

“RMC and The Ritz-Carlton have the same core values,” Starmer said. “The people at RMC are truly passionate.”

The Ritz-Carlton will open a new “reserve brand” hotel in Cabo in 2017. RMC is a preferred partner of Ritz-Carlton Hotels. This relationship has caused Starmer to work directly with RMC’s employees and allowed her to understand the intricacies of RMC’s destination management services.

“RMC is the only company I’d leave The Ritz-Carlton for,” she said. “At RMC, I will continue to work with exceptional clients, and further broaden my experience.”

Shawn Thomson-Palermo, RMC’s CEO, is excited to expand RMC’s services in Mexico and across the West Coast. “Kristin Starmer represents the new direction of RMC,” Thomson-Palermo said. “Starmer will continue to drive RMC’s success through lasting relationships on the West Coast and in Mexico. We look forward to Kristin creating many extraordinary destination experiences and events for our clients.”

RMC: Resorts, Mountains, Cities was founded in 1989. From its first location in Aspen, Colorado, RMC has expanded to thirteen distinguished destinations across North America and Mexico. Through a powerful network of destination offices and preferred resort partners, RMC creates custom designed experiences and events for premier clients. For more information, contact: Nathan Boyd

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