Kern previously served as GM at the four-diamond Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach and the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla., and served on the preopening teams at Universal Orlando Resort for Islands of Adventure, CityWalk, the Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort.
Regional vice president Ron Mader of managing group Hospitality Ventures Management Group said of Kern, "Jason is an industry veteran with a tremendous track record of success at upscale beachfront properties on Florida's east coast."
The 175-room all-suite hotel will be just 10 minutes from historical downtown St. Augustine and next to St. Augustine Pier. Onsite dining, a splash park, an infinity pool and 20,000 square feet of waterfront meetings and event space are just a few of the amenities clients can expect.
The resort also plans to partner with tour operators in the St. Augustine area to provide clients opportunities for eco tours, surf lessons and historical tours of St. Augustine.