Leading Hotels of the World celebrates white party at Minitas Beach

party minitas beachOn Thursday May the 17th, the Casa de Campo resort hosted a fabulously tropical white party at Minitas Beach as part of the 2012 Sales, Marketing and Distribution Conference of the Leading Hotels of the World.

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The 2012 edition of the annual Sales, Marketing and Distribution Conference of the Leading Hotels of the World gathered together top global executives of the “Leading Hotels of the World” group with the Sales and Marketing Directors of it’s member hotels to expand their knowledge and expertise on hospitality marketing within the luxury segment.

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And so following their first day of presentations, which included an opening address from Claudia Kozma Kaplan, SVP & Chief Marketing Officer for Leading Hotels of the World and “The Meaning of Membership: The Transformation Continues” presented by Ted Tang President & CEO of Leading Hotels of the World, attendees donned white havaiana flip flops and matching white attire for a typically Caribbean night at Minitas Beach……

Greeted by traditional Dominican rum cocktails, guests arrived to the party across the sand and gathered at sunset, around the Coco Mar bar, just steps from the lapping Caribbean ocean. With the air full of laughter and the area elegantly yet simply decorated with Dominican flowers – the stage was set for a lively Caribbean night!

Dinner was catered by one of Casa de Campo’s most famous and popular restaurants; The Beach Club By Le Cirque and was a delicious fusion of Caribbean and Mediterranean fare, including a pasta station manned by Head Chef, Luca Banfi, with a delicious pesto risotto and equally yummy “pasta a la matriciana.

Allison enjoys dancing merengue! 
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Later following a very brief “tropical downpour” which was so surprising it actually added to the exotic ambience, a traditional Dominican “perico ripao” band performed, whilst 2 couples wearing Dominican “folk” dress – the ladies in flowing red, white and blue dresses (the colors of the Dominican flag) and the men with red neck scarves and handmade straw hats, danced merengue, salsa and bachata with the guests.

Having fun on Minitas Beach – with Ted Tang and Claudio Silvestri
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At the end of the night, in search of the perfect group photo, the group gathered on the sand and struck some poses…..

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The following photos were taken at the white party hosted at Minitas Beach in Casa de Campo on May 17th 2012 as part of the 2012 Sales, Marketing and Distribution Conference of The Leading Hotels of the World:

About Leading Hotels of the World

Hotels cannot just proclaim themselves to be a ‘Leading Hotel of the World,’ – Leading Hotels of the World is an organization, founded in 1928, which assesses hotels with a thorough, rigorous and anonymous inspection, so that only hotels that reach their very exacting levels of quality and excellence may become members.

A quote taken from wikipedia.com, describing The Leading Hotels of the World organization:

The Leading Hotels of The World, Ltd. (LHW) is a hospitality organization representing more than 450 of the world’s finest hotels, resorts and spas, located in over 80 countries around the world. As one of the largest international luxury hotel brand, the firm maintains sales and marketing offices in 24 markets across the globe.