Who hasn’t dreamt of a wedding or anniversary on the beach at sunset; or a romantic dinner at water’s edge with champagne as the sun fades beyond the Baja Peninsula leaving a vermilion sky that you will forever remember. Romance lives on the beaches of Puerto Peñasco and beckons the soft embrace of lovers from around the world.
In a classic move to continue their high level of service to owners, guests and visitors, Sonoran Resorts have recruited a wedding and event planning expert who occupies the Concierge office in the Sonoran Sky Luxury Resort Condominium on Sandy Beach here in Puerto Peñasco.
Olimpia Garcia Watson, the newest member of the Sonoran Sky team, gained her expertise in wedding and event planning in Puerto Vallarta where she sold, planned and serviced up to 250 weddings and events per year for the Riu Hotels, after two years in sales at the Grand Velas Resort specializing in niche group markets such as foreign individual tourism bookings, special event groups and FAM trips.
Olimpia actually began her career in the hospitality industry in 2006 right here in Puerto Peñasco at the Sonoran Resorts. She moved to San Carlos to complete her studies at the Technological Institute of Sonora where she earned her Degree in Tourism Administration. On her return to our little slice of paradise by the sea, she was again snapped up by Sonoran Resort Corporate to open one of the few on-site wedding and special events planning departments in Puerto Peñasco.
In less than a month in her new position at the Sonoran Sky, Olimpia is negotiating for two weddings and one Quinceañera (a traditional 15th birthday celebration similar to a debutant celebration in the U.S.). She has also established working relationships with local vendors and service and equipment providers who have met her exacting quality standards.
The secret to creating a successful wedding or other memorable event, according to Olympia’s proven philosophy, is listening to the client and not be afraid to offer suggestions to make their event even more memorable. The next step toward insuring a successful event is providing the highest level of service. With a smile of acknowledgement, Olimpia adds, “To do that it helps greatly to be ‘addicted to the service industry.’” It doesn’t take long after meeting her to realize that Olympia is an “addict.”
If you have ever coordinated a wedding or any size special event (from family reunions to social club rendezvous) then you know the value of an experienced planner. You can double that value when your event is in another country. With Olimpia on your side, your biggest burden will be telling her how many people are coming, and what it’s about. Usually after just one meeting or even a phone call, he will do all the groundwork to give you the best options and budget for your event.
Imagine being able to actually enjoy your event; spend quality time with your friends and associates, relaxing with a chance to absorb the peaceful beauty of this heavenly destination while every detail is handled by an expert who lives here and has done this hundreds of times.
Worth noting is that Sonoran Sky has the luxuriously appointed high-tech Los Volcanes ballroom and meeting facility on the 2nd floor. It is capable of providing just about everything you’ll need for any corporate or private event.
As far as wedding planning, there is no limit to what Olimpia can create for a lifetime of memories, whether it is a symbolic wedding, a candle or sand ceremony, or a legal ceremony, she can create it just for you.
Call Olimpia from the U.S. at (480) 626-7865 and from Rocky Point at (638) 108-2107 (If you are dialing from a local land line, you do not have to dial the (638) prefix. Email Olimpia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the way, did you know you can refer your family and friends to hold weddings and events at the Sonoran Sky? There is no better place to have a wedding than in the golden sands of Puerto Peñasco beneath an auburn sunset.
The beach beckons…
This article is brought to you by the Sonoran Resorts Sales Group, www.sonoranresorts.mx, Jim Ringquist, Director of Sales and Marketing.