The recognition for high service standards that the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. enjoys around the world became readily apparent to Emilie Oxel when she attended the World Trade Associations’ 29th General Assembly in Seville, Spain last month.

      Ms. Oxel attended the assembly on behalf of the World Trade Center Atlanta (WTCA) where she is membership director.  WTCA is the only center managed by the Ritz-Carlton as a private club among the 335 centers in 101 countries that belong to the worldwide organization.

      During the general assembly, she spoke about the Atlanta club’s unique relationship with the Ritz-Carlton to representatives of the other 179 centers with private clubs, stressing several advantages that the center enjoys through its affiliation including greater purchasing power and marketing strength.

      Ms. Oxel told GlobalFax during an interview at the center downtown last week that since Ritz-Carlton took over its management this summer, membership at the WTCA has climbed to 450.  A goal of 600 members has been set for 1999, a number that is attainable, she said, in view of the new relationship.

      She also said that she became even more aware of the advantages of belonging to the worldwide organization because of the opportunities for developing personal relationships and the business information and contact resources available.

       Upon her return to Atlanta, she was asked to make another presentation at the World Trade Center in New York in mid-December.

      For more information, Ms. Oxel may be reached by calling (404) 880-1550; fax, (404) 880-1555.  Her e-mail address is