MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- The Eden Roc Resort & Spa will launch a
$22 million renovation in May that is slated to be completed in
phases by the summer of 2000. In addition, a new sales team is in
place to help reposition the hotel for small, upscale meeting
groups and leisure travelers.
The Eden Roc was
acquired last April by Denver-based Destination Hotels &
Resorts and New York-based Blackacre Investments, the majority
The renovations schedule will not affect peak-season services
and will include remodeling of the hotel's 349 guest rooms and its
public areas. A $1.2 million renovation of the pool area will
include removal of the oceanside cabanas, providing an unobstructed
view of the ocean from the hotel's lobby.
New staff members, reporting to Tim Nardi, general manager, are
Randy Griffin, director of marketing; Wendy Traurig, director of
group sales, and Leanne Thompson and Robert Sawyer, sales managers.
Griffin was director of marketing for the Crowne Plaza Hotel
Miami-Biscayne Bay and the Sheraton Design Centre, Fort Lauderdale.
Traurig was with the Wyndham Hotel Miami-Biscayne Bay, where she
handled small group sales.
Thompson was with the Davidson Hotel Co., where she was sales
manager for the Radisson Deauville Resort, Miami Beach. Before
that, she worked for two other hotels. Sawyer comes from the Peaks
Resort & Spa in Telluride, Colo., where he was a sales
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