Manager and Vice President of Acqualina Resort & Residences
Grant Friedman is the General Manager and Vice President at Acqualina Resort & Residences, the Five-Star and Five Diamond Mediterranean-inspired resort. He comes to Acqualina with extensive hospitality experience having worked in New York for Ritz Carlton and St. Regis hotels. Most recently, Grant was managing director at Wymara Resort and Villas, formerly the Gansevoort Turks and Caicos. Grant is a passionate individual with strong leadership skills and is excited to be at Acqualina.
General Manager of Days Hotel by Wyndham Thunderbird Beach Resort
Wendy Hilt has been working in the hotel industry since 1979, and working for Dezer Hotels since 1980.
Keith M. Cestare
General Manager of Doubletree by Hilton Ocean Point Resort
Keith Cestare brings with him an extensive amount of operations experience and background in award-winning select, full-service and luxury properties. Before joining Colwen, he was the Director of Operations at the LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton. Prior to that, Keith held leadership positions at the Waldorf Astoria Boca Raton Resort & Club, Hilton Orlando Resort and the Hilton Boston Logan Airport.
Vice President & Managing Director of JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
Jeffery Klein, Vice President and Managing Director at JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa draws from his 20+ years of hospitality experience to create a new beginning for the historic property. A 10-year Fontainebleau Development executive, Klein was hand-selected for the role to manage all aspects of the $150 million dollar expansion. Prior to joining JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, Klein was part of the executive team that relaunched the renowned Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
General Manager of Marenas Beach Resort
Romina Luciw serves as the General Manager of Marenas Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, FL. Ms. Luciw has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has held senior management positions with Marriott for the past 15 years such as Director of Rooms and Director of Operations amongst several Marriott Brands. Prior to joining Marenas, Ms. Luciw served as Director of Quality Assurance for a boutique management firm, overseeing quality processes and training at multiple Hotel & Restaurant units.
General Manager of Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort
Alan Cristantiello, General Manager of the Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort is a 43-year veteran of the hospitality industry, with over 25 years of experience here in South Florida. As a hospitality executive, Alan has managed high-end properties and hotel portfolios including large resort and convention hotels, business class suburban and airport properties and 5-star boutique properties here and abroad for various ownership groups and major hotels.
General Manager of Ramada Plaza Marco Polo Beach Resort
A results driven hospitality professional with a wealth of knowledge and experience within the hospitality industry, Sean has worked his way through the industry ranks starting out as a bell hop and PBX operator in 1988. In the following years, Sean’s career path has allowed him to work through all aspects of hotel operations and bookkeeping before becoming a General Manager in 1992. Since becoming a General Manager, Sean has maintained consistent growth in positions as General Manager, Area Director and Director of Operations and Support.
Hotel Manager of Residence Inn Miami Sunny Isles Beach
Dace Stewart is currently the General Manager of the Residence Inn Miami Sunny Isles Beach. Dace is a graduate from Johnson & Wales University, College of Business. He started his career with Marriott International 16 years ago as a Front Desk Associate, working his ways up the ranks to become a Director of Finance for several years, and now is enjoying the challenge of his second General Manager role.
General Manager of Solé Miami
John Allan brings a wealth of hospitality leadership experience as the General Manager of Sole Miami, A Noble House Resort. Allan is responsible for the successful execution of all aspects of the resort’s sales, marketing, financial and hotel operations. Prior to his assignment in Sunny Isles Beach he led efforts as opening General Manager of the award-winning luxury all-inclusive Bungalow’s Key Largo, A Noble House Resort. Allan spent over 15 years with Hilton Worldwide at four South Florida properties, most recently serving as General Manager of the flagship Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.
Managing Director of Trump International Beach Resort
Danny Williams, joins the Trump International Beach Resort family with more than 30 years of hospitality experience. Williams has held several leadership positions throughout his career. Most recently, he served as a consultant for Island Hospitality Advisors in Orlando, Fla. Previously, he held the position of Regional Vice President of Resort Operations at Bluegreen Vacations, where he supported long- and short-term strategies for the Resort Management division. Prior to that role, he was General Manager for Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive, where he successfully led the hotel’s operations in a highly competitive market.