Bellstar nominated as sales exec of year at 2008 ARDA conferenceReal Estate Sales Manager recognized by American Resort Development Association
For Immediate Release
April 11, 2008
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Bellstar Hotels & Resorts Real Estate Sales
Manager, Curt Jansen, was nominated for Sales Manager Executive of the
Year this month by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). Jansen, based in Osoyoos, British Columbia, with Bellstar Hotels & Resorts at their Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa,
was the only Canadian nominated from over two hundred international
nominees in fifty-four categories. There were four other nominees for
Sales Management Executive of the Year. The final awards were presented
at the 2008 ARDA Awards on April 9, 2008, as the finale to the ARDA
Convention and Exposition this week in Las Vegas. The winner was David
McEnery of Colorado-based Grand Timber Development Company.
"Being nominated for this award is an honour for Bellstar," says Jansen. "The company has grown considerably in recent years and to be recognized for our sales efforts at Spirit Ridge means we are making a strong positive impression on the industry."
"Bellstar is proud of Curt's achievement," notes Bellstar President & CEO Ed Romanowski. "Curt is exceptional in building great relationships with our buyers and promoting a great lifestyle purchase at our Spirit Ridge and Kokanee Springs Resorts."
The ARDA Awards Program is committed to recognizing the best nominees submitted in areas that include overall professional excellence, outstanding sales accomplishments, product design, advertising, and staff.
Spirit Ridge is the South Okanagan’s only fourth and a half star resort. It is comprised of 94 Villas and Suites, a restaurant, spa, pool and hot tub, and meeting spaces. Phase 2 will include 132 more Suites, a bistro-deli, outdoor pools, conference & meeting facilities, and a fitness centre. It will open in stages starting in June 2008 and be fully completed by the fall of 2009. Phase 3 is currently in the design phase.
The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the Washington D.C.-based trade association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries. To learn more about ARDA www.arda.org
Calgary-based Bellstar develops and manages resort properties in British Columbia and Alberta. Its collection includes 13 resorts in the Okanagan Valley, Kootenays, Vancouver Island and Canmore. www.bellstar.ca
Media Relations/Marketing Specialist
Bellstar Hotels & Resorts