Gina Shannon Forte
Atelier Group, Founder & Principal
Gina is a visionary leader, networking guru and international travel virtuoso with an impressive contacts roster that reads like the who’s-who of the high-end travel arena. As the savvy entrepreneur behind Atelier Group, Gina personally guides the firm’s extensive branding, marketing, public relations and sales services for the finest developers and hoteliers around the globe. Every world’s best list from Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler bears her stamp.
Gina’s portfolio spans successful openings for NIZUC Resort & Spa, Mexico; Royal Mansour, Morocco; Rosewood Mayakobá, Mexico; and Amanyara, Turks and Caicos—Amanresorts’ first offshore property in the Western Hemisphere. AG’s launch accolades include Kerzner International’s iconic One&Only Resorts, featuring some of the most sought-after getaways in the Bahamas, Dubai, Maldives, Mauritius and Mexico.
Over her career, Gina served as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for RockResorts International, where she opened The Lodge at Koele and Manele Bay and provided sales support for Little Dix Bay and Caneel Bay. She was also Director of Marketing for Cap Juluca, British West Indies—at the time rated the #1 resort in the world.
Never one to rest on her laurels, Gina is pursuing a Certificate in Sustainable Design Construction and Development from New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate.