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Fontainbleau Miami Beach Announces New Director of Leisure Sales

Jenny Cerna has been appointed director of leisure sales for Fontainbleau Miami Beach. In her new role, Cerna will be responsible for the development of domestic and international marketplace while coordinating all leisure sales programs.

“Fontainebleau Miami Beach is excited to welcome Jenny Cerna to the team to lead our leisure sales efforts,” says Philip Goldfarb, president and COO, Fontainebleau Miami Beach. “Her track record will serve as an invaluable asset as we aim to keep Fontainebleau top of mind on a global level.”

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Expands Panama City Beach Resort

After completing a $30 million renovation, Sheraton Bay Point Resort, located in Panama City Beach, Fla., has reopened its doors.

Lin Schatz Appointed General Manager for Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya has named Lin Schatz as the general manage; she will oversee the opening of the property in December 2016 and manage the pre-opening stages and all property operations. Schatz, a hospitality and Hyatt veteran, started his career at Hyatt Hotels Corporation and has been there for more than 25 years. He previously served as the general manager for Andaz West Hollywood in Los Angeles and other locations including Hyatt Key West.

Traverse City—A Lovely Midwest Destination

Traverse City Tourism, founded in 1981, is a nonprofit focused on attracting conventions and tourism to the area and building the region’s economy. Trevor Tkach, executive director of the National Cherry Festival and Traverse City native, will step in as the new president/CEO of Traverse City Tourism.

New Hire for Visit Dana Point

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Sean Keliiholokai has been hired as the executive director for Visit Dana Point. In his role, he will be responsible for growing the local tourism industry with improevments on visitor attraction and retention, lodging offerings, and meetings and groups iniatiavies.

Keliiholokai, who started his position last month, formerly was the director of sales and marketing for the Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau in California. Keliiholokai also spent time at the Hyatt Regency Orange Count, Marriott International and Disneyland Resort.

Meet Sarah Winters

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These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Sarah Winters was recently hired as the leisure sales director for the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association.

Keansburg Named Affordable Beach Town

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New Jersey beaches have received much praise this year—Keansburg, N.J., is the latest town to be honored.

REALTOR Magazine—the official magazine of the National Association of Realtors—recently released their “Cheapest Beach Towns in America, list and placed Keansburg as No. 8, with a median list price for beachfront property of $140,000. The magazine looked at areas with a population of at least 1,000 to come up with their top 10 list.

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