Sonesta signs on as management firm for Dezer, Trump property

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SUNNY ISLES, Fla. -- After months of negotiations, Boston-based Sonesta International Hotels signed a management pact with Dezer Properties, Miami Beach, and Donald Trump, the developers of the 398-room Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort.

The luxury, oceanfront property could open here as early as mid-October, according to a Dezer official. However, only phone reservations for stays Dec. 1 and later will be accepted, a Sonesta spokeswoman said. That process will start in late May, she noted.

Peak winter rates for the new hotel will average about $300 per night; off-peak, $180.

All units will be placed into a rental pool, the Sonesta spokeswoman said, adding that group business of up to 350 persons will be accepted. Meetings space at the hotel will total 21,000 square feet.

This will be Sonesta's third hotel in the Miami area. It also runs hotels in Key Biscayne and Coconut Grove.

Dezer, meanwhile, also owns and operates three additional hotels -- all unrelated to the Trump project, according to a Dezer spokesman. They are the Thunderbird and Monaco, both in Sunny Isles, and the Dezerland Beach Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach.

For information on Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort, call (800) SONESTA or visit www.sonesta.com.

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