Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. One of The World� Largest Cruise Line Companies Engages The Americas Group

We are proud to announce that we have been engaged by Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (RCCL) to provide assistance in communtiy and government relations in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ( is one of the world's largest cruise companies, operating the Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises brands, with 29 modern ships. The ships operate worldwide with a selection of itineraries that call on approximately 160 destinations.

The cruise industry plays an important and vital role in the economies of the countries it serves. As such, we look forward to assiting Royal Caribbean as they expand their services, deepen their involvement and develop new markets in the Latin American region. 

We hope you take a look at their outstanding ships and exciting new itineraries. Please give us a call or email us and we will put you in contact with the appropriate Royal Caribbean personnel  who can assist you with your needs.

October 13, 2004

Medallist Developments A Premier International Residential Community Developer Engages The Americas Group

We are proud to announce that we have been retained by Medallist Developments ( a premier international developer of residential golf course communites, to assist them with their examination of development opportunities in Latin America, predominatley in Mexico and the Caribbean. Medallist is a joint venture between golfer Greg Norman’s Great White Shark Enterprises and Macquarie Bank of Australia (The Largest Investment Bank in Australia).

Medallist Developments is an award-winning international developer of residential and resort communities. Their developments create lifestyle destinations with a special sense of community and careful attention to the surrounding environment.  We are pleased to assist them as they as they continue to search for projects in the world’s premier lifestyle locations.

The Americas Group  looks forward to assisting you with your Real Estate requirements as we deepen our involvement in that sector. Please give us a call or e-mail us if you want to find out more about Medallist projects and development opportunities and we will put you in contact with the appropriate people. 

September 22, 2004

Lengendary Landmark Brazilian Court Hotel of Palm Beach Engages The Americas Group

We are proud to announce that we have been engaged by the developers of the restoration and remodeling of the elegant Brazilian Court Hotel, the 80 year old world famous society Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. The rooms and suites have been converted into residences which are being marketed as Condo Hotel Suites. We have been engaged to assist them with their sales and marketing activities in the Americas.

The Brazilian Court is located in the heart of the opulent and enchanted island resort of Palm Beach. The suites have been sumptuously and tastefully designed with the tropical and serene elegance of Palm Beach in mind. The Hotel with its fountained courtyards and tropical ambience offers a complete array of amenities and personalized services to pamper the most sophisticated. The restaurant is managed by world famous award winning chef, Daniel Boulud of New York and Paris and the beauty salon and spa by the world renouned stylist Federic Fekkai of Beverly Hills and New York.

It is a casual and relaxed few minutes walk thru the tropical elegance of Palm Beach to the Atlantic Ocean's magnificient beaches or to Worth Avenue, one of the premier shopping districts in the United States. Also, many of Palm Beach's best restaurants are located within walking distance.

Whether you are interseted in a vacation residence or a condominium hotel unit we hope you will consider the distinguished and upscale Brailian Court Hotel & Suites. We believe the Brazilian Court presents a chance to participate in and enjoy one of the very special communities in Florida. We hope you will decide to visit and see for yourself.

The Americas Group looks forward to assisting you with your Real Estate requirements as we deepen our involvement in that sector. Please give us a call or e-mail us and we will put you in contact with our Real Estate partners who can assist you with your needs.

Thank you for your continued friendship, confidence and support.

September 7, 2004

Ambassador Donna Hrinak Joins The Americas Group Advisory Board

We are proud to announce and welcome Ambassador Donna J. Hrinak, the current U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, as a member of the Board of Advisors of The Americas Group. She presented her credentials In April 2002 to then Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso.

From July 2000 until her present appointment, she served as U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela. She previously served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Bolivia (1997-2000) and as U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic (1994-1997). She was the State Department's Coordinator for Policy for the Miami Summit of the Americas in 1994.

From 1991-1993, Ambassador Hrinak was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs, responsible for overseeing U.S. policy and relations with Mexico and the Caribbean. Earlier, she was Minister Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She also has served at Foreign Service posts in Caracas, Venezuela; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bogota, Colombia; Warsaw, Poland; and Mexico City. In the Department of State, she has worked as Regional Affairs Officer for Central America. Ambassador Hrinak joined the Foreign Service in 1974.

Born in Pennsylvania, Ambassador Hrinak is a graduate of Michigan State University and attended the George Washington University and the University of Notre Dame School of Law. Her languages are Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish. She is a recipient of the U.S. Government's Distinguished Public Service Award and the Department of State's Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards. She was awarded a Congressional Fellowship by the American Political Science Association and in 1985 was selected by Glamour magazine as one of America's Ten Outstanding Working Women. Ambassador Hrinak will live in Miami with her son Wyatt.

Thank you for your continued friendship, confidence and support!

May 18, 2004

Marsh McLennan Sponsors The Americas Group And Names Michael Murdoch As Their Representative

We are proud to announce and welcome Marsh & McLennan Companies and their Representative, Michael F.X. Murdoch as Corporate Sponsors and Senior Advisors to The Americas Group.  The Marsh & McLennan Companies ( is a global professional services firm with annual revenues exceeding $10 Billion.  It is the parent company of Marsh Inc., the world’s leading Risk and Insurance Services firm; MMC Capital, a global private equity firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management; MMC:  Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions (PEMA) Services,  the world’s leading and most experienced provider of outsourced risk management and employee benefits services (consulting and brokerage) to Private Equity funds and their portfolio companies; Putnam Investments, one of the largest investment management companies in the United States; and Mercer Inc., a major global provider of consulting services.  The Group of Companies has approximately 59,000 employees and provides analysis, advice and transactional capabilities to clients in over 100 countries.

Michael Murdoch is a Managing Director of Marsh. He has extensive experience establishing global insurance programs and risk management services for U.S. and foreign based multi-national companies. Mr. Murdoch is a member of the Executive Management Team and a Managing Director of Marsh’s Private Client Services Group, as well as Marsh’s Client Executive Practice.

Mr. Murdoch holds a B. A. degree in English and Psychology from Stony Brook University and an M. S. degree in Management from The W. Averell Harriman School.   As a recipient of the Mayor of New York Scholarship award, he attended the graduate school of Architecture at Pratt Institute where his area of specialization was urban economic revitalization planning.

Mr. Murdoch attended the Manhattan School of Music’s prestigious pre-college division where he studied voice with Ilse Sass and later was accepted as a vocal-operatic student of Eleanor Steber of the Juilliard School.

We look forward to introducing you to Michael. Thank you for your continued friendship, confidence and support!

May 6, 2004