Playa Associates Receive Recognition During Pax Global Media 2019 Awards Of Excellence

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (December 13, 2019) – Playa Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ: PLYA, “Playa”) Business Development Managers, Freddie Marsh and Christian Roussin were recently recognized by PAX Global Media’s 2019 Awards of Excellence.

Now in its 15th year, PAX Global Media has celebrated the best in the Canadian travel industry during their annual Awards of Excellence, which recognizes a range of travel professionals in several distinct categories.  The awards are determined through a vigorous nomination process followed by thousands of votes by travel professionals countrywide.  


Freddie Marsh, Business Development Manager for Western Canada took home the Social Media Guru of the Year, for his effective use of social media to promote the Playa portfolio throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. Marsh received notoriety earlier this year for Playa’s “Amanda Who” social media campaign, which successfully drove excitement and engagement through playful banter among travel agents. The campaign was recognized as one of the top 10 travel industry stories of 2019 from PAX News.

Christian Roussin, Business Development Manager for Quebec and Atlantic Canada took home Representative of the Year.  An industry veteran, Roussin joined Playa in 2018 and is dedicated to growing Playa’s presence within the French-Canadian region. This is the second time that Roussin has won the award, the first was in 2010 during his tenure at WestJet.

“I can’t express how incredibly proud I am of my team for their hard work and dedication this year.  This prestigious recognition showcases their dedication to the travel agency community and their passion to supporting the Playa portfolio of second-to-none resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean,” said Rose Cosentino, Playa’s vice president of sales for Canada. “We value industry relationships we have and continue to cultivate, and this further supports that we’re on the right track.”


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About Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V.

Playa is a leading owner, operator and developer of all-inclusive resorts in prime beachfront locations in popular vacation destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Playa owns and/or manages a total portfolio consisting of 23 resorts (8,690 rooms) located in Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. In Mexico, Playa owns and manages Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Panama Jack Resorts Cancun, Panama Jack Resorts Playa del Carmen, Hilton Playa del Carmen an All-Inclusive Resort, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta and Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos. In Jamaica, Playa owns and manages Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort, Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort and Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa. In the Dominican Republic, Playa owns and manages Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana, Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, Hilton La Romana an All-Inclusive Family Resort and Hilton La Romana an All-Inclusive Adult Resort.  Playa also owns four resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic that are managed by a third party and Playa manages the Sanctuary Cap Cana, in the Dominican Republic.                                                             


Amy Zocchi
Playa Hotels & Resorts