Hospitality Leaders, Catherine Duncan and Meghan Pearis join the LXR property’s executive team.
SHOAL BAY EAST, ANGUILLA – Zemi Beach House (Zemi), the award-winning 76-room LXR Hotels & Resorts luxury boutique property located on Shoal Bay East announced the appointment of two new team members, Catherine Duncan as Digital Marketing Manager and Meghan Pearis as Senior Sales & Events Manager. These accomplished hospitality leaders both bring individual expertise to Zemi’s growing executive team and will further position Zemi as the go-to destination in Anguilla for accommodations, weddings, fine dining and more.
In Duncan’s new role as Zemi’s first in-house, onsite Digital Marketing Manager, she will bring more than ten years of marketing and social media experience to create thoughtful, award-winning campaigns and content through data analysis to further elevate Zemi to a global audience.
“I’m delighted to join Zemi Beach House as its first-ever Digital Marketing Manager. It’s wonderful to be part of a team that treats their customers with such care and 5-star hospitality service in every way possible,” said Duncan. “My goal is to ensure our guest’s digital experience with the hotel matches the same level of meaningful connections created here.”
Duncan moved to Anguilla in 2020, relocating from the United Kingdom where she had experience across many sectors, including property development with high-end hospitality company, ICMI Group, to food and beverage programming, working with Mowi, the world’s largest seafood producer. Duncan is a certified marketer for both Google and Facebook and thrives in finding new and meaningful ways to connect with people on and offline. She obtained her Visual Communications and Digital Media Degree from City of Glasgow College in Scotland, U.K.
Additionally, Meghan Pearis has nearly a decade of luxury hospitality experience and in her role as Senior Sales and Events Manager, Pearis will be responsible for developing new leisure/FIT, group, and wedding business for the hotel under the leadership of Antoine Alsayah, Director of Sales & Marketing.
“Zemi Beach House is a true paradise, and I’m looking forward to working alongside an extraordinary team and creating one-of-a-kind experiences and initiatives for the hotel and all of its’ visitors,” states Pearis. “This opportunity allows me to bring my international hospitality experience to a new part of the world and further promote the hotel and destination to those seeking a one-of-a-kind escape.”
Prior to this role, Pearis was a Meeting & Incentive Sales & Marketing Manager for the Monaco Government Tourist Office, where she played a substantial role in boosting the Principality’s business tourism sector for the U.S. and Canada. Previously, Pearis was an Account Executive for Dubai Business Events, in addition to other roles within the hospitality industry. Her expertise and connections from representing leading international tourist boards gives her a unique advantage for her new role at Zemi Beach House. Pearis obtained a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.
“As we unveil many new and exciting initiatives for Zemi Beach House and the island this year, we’re confident that with adding such talented professionals to our team, we will increase our digital presence and groups and wedding bookings," said Paulo Paias, General Manager of Zemi Beach House. “We’re constantly searching for ways to evolve with the ever-changing travel industry, and Catherine and Meghan will bring fresh, new and exciting ideas to the Beach House.”
Over the course of the last year, Zemi was awarded #3 Best Caribbean Resort by USA Today 2022 Reader’s Choice Awards, Wellness Hotel of the Year by Caribbean Journal, #4 Best Hotel in the Caribbean and #2 in Anguilla by U.S. News & World Report 2022.
Zemi features two main restaurants and unique dining and wellness experiences, including the Rhum Room and the Zemi Thai Spa, set in a 300-year-old Thai House with 15,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor space. Additionally, guests staying with Zemi can experience three extraordinary pools with cabanas accompanied by personal poolside service as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, a grass tennis court, morning vinyasa flow yoga sessions and beach volleyball. Accommodations include rooms and residence-style beachfront and penthouse suites with fully accessorized kitchens, private terraces, wine fridges and in-suite washer and dryers, to name a few.
Zemi Beach House is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 17 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app. Zemi Beach House is an approved property meeting all CDC guidelines and Hilton Clean Stay standards.
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