HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton hotel is pleased to welcome Marcy Diaz as director of catering and Melissa Sarmiento as assistant director of events.

Diaz brings more than 25 years of sales, catering and convention services experience to Diplomat Resort & Spa. Most recently, she held the position of senior healthcare representative at Pfizer Inc. and was ranked second in sales out of thirty-three additional senior representatives in the Tri-State Region. Diaz was also the assistant director of conference services at Doral Golf Resort & Spa overseeing the development and implementation of sales strategies. Diaz holds a degree in business administration from Florida International University.

Sarmiento joins Diplomat Resort & Spa with more than 14 years of experience in events and hospitality industry. Prior to her new role at Diplomat, she served as the catering and convention services manager for Walt Disney World's sponsored meetings and events as well as Disney catered events. She also worked at several Walt Disney World Resorts including the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Contemporary Resort and the Yacht & Beach Club. Most recently, Sarmiento held the position of conference center sales manager for Hilton Worldwide's San Juan, Puerto Rico Hilton Collection. Sarmiento has her Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University.

"We are proud to be adding two catering and conference service powerhouses to our sales team," said Ed Walls, general manager, Diplomat Resort & Spa. "With years of high-level clientele and event management experience, we are looking forward to the fresh perspective Marcy and Melissa will bring to Diplomat Resort & Spa."

Sarah Hendricks
For Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood
+1 954 964 9098

Lisa Cole
Hilton Worldwide
+1 305 796 8383

About Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood
The historic Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood is conveniently located between Fort Lauderdale and the international hub of Miami on the beaches of Hollywood, Florida. With 998 guest rooms and suites, Diplomat offers an array of amenities including several cuisine options from award-winning seafood and steakhouse, Diplomat Prime to 24-hour in-room dining. The resort's convention center provides over 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting and catering space including a 50,000 square foot unobstructed Great Hall, four ballrooms and 39 individual meeting rooms. An award winning property, Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood has received top honors from Conde Nast Traveler and Trip Advisor, along with being named a top 100 Meeting Hotel by Cvent. For further information, visit www.DiplomatResort.com or call 954-602-6000.

About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton (curiocollection.com), launched in 2014, is a global portfolio of more than 40 remarkable, upper upscale hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character and personality. Curio Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking one-of-a-kind discoveries and authentic experiences, all backed by Hilton and its award-winning Hilton Honors program. Read the latest Curio Collection stories at news.curiocollection.com, discover Curio Collection destinations through Cities by Curio itineraries at citiesbycurio.com and connect with the collection on facebook.com/curiocollection, instagram.com/curiocollection and twitter.com/curiocollection.

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