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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.”

Hotel Teatro Awarded “Top Hotel”

The readers of Travel + Leisure named Hotel Teatro in Denver Best Hotel in their World’s Best Awards and Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards. They were also named the “Top Hotel in Denver” in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. Conde Nast Traveler also named Hotel Teatro as number one of the “25 Top Hotels in the West.”

Meet Mary German

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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.

Mary German was recently hired as the COO for the Arlington CVB in Texas.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role the Chief Operating Officer of Arlington CVB?

Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau Wins Awards

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau and a member of its staff have been honored with three awards. One award was from the Michigan Society of Association Executives and two were from the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.

The awards were announced last month at the MSAE Association Choice Awards, which were held at the East Lansing Marriott. The GLCVB was awarded ‘Best Large CVB’ by the association’s 1,000 members.

Shade Hotels Offers New Winter Package

Redondo Beach’s Shade Hotel is offering a winter package that allows a complimentary third night with the purchase of two nights. The seasonal offer is the result of a partnership with the Redondo Beach Visitor’s Bureau that allows guests to get away from the stress of the holidays.

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hired New Director of Sales

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel recently hired Sean McNamara as director of sales. His new role will include directing the sales department, putting strategies into action and driving meetings and events business.

McNamara graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in sales and marketing. Prior to getting into the hospitality industry, McNamara wore many hats and held positions in industries like marketing, client services, media production, publishing and financial services.

Pod Brooklyn Set to Open Spring 2017

BD Hotels and CB Developers are opening another Pod Hotel in New York City, this time in Willamsburg. Set to open in spring of 2017, Pod Brooklyn will be a micro-hotel comprised of modular guest rooms.

Backpacks to Briefcases

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On Nov. 16, 20 MPI PHL members and myself had the pleasure of engaging with Temple and Drexel Hospitality and Tourism students in an information filled speed networking hour, aptly named Backpacks to Briefcases.

Boston Park Plaza Appoints Sterling Brown as Human Resources Director

Boston Park Plaza has named Sterling Brown their new human resources director. Brown brings more than two decades of human resources experience to his new position.

“Sterling’s extensive expertise in human resources is extremely impressive and a huge gain for Boston Park Plaza,” says Jon Crellin, managing director, Boston Park Plaza. “We have no doubt he will run a smooth and effective operation for our employees and we’re excited to welcome him to the property.”

Historic Hotel Jerome Plans Renovation

The Hotel Jerome and the Aspen Times Building in Colorado are in the process of expansion.

Designed by Rowland+Broughton, the renovation will expand the capacity of the hotel (which was built in 1889 and is a National Register Historic Place) by adding eight rooms and an addition next to the Aspen Times Building. The maximum unit size is 1,864 square feet per floor.

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