|MIAMI, Feb. 14, 2006 – Desires Hotels™, the boutique division of Tecton
Hospitality, today announced that it has named Henny Schaeffer general
manager of the award-winning 40-room Hotel Astor in Miami Beach, Fla. Designed
by architect T. Hunter Henderson in 1936, the Hotel Astor is one of the
most sought out boutique hotel on South Beach.
Schaeffer has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry
and has worked in Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Prior
to joining Tecton, Schaeffer was the director of residences with The Ritz
Carlton in Coconut Grove, Fla., where he was responsible for overseeing
two, 218-unit condominium towers. Before this, he was a general manager
of the Sonesta Hotel & Suites in Coconut Grove, Fla., where he was
responsible for the successful opening of this condominium hotel.
Tecton Hospitality provides a wide range of management services to
both institutional and individual owners of hotels in the United States
and Caribbean. The Miami-based company operates branded hotels, including
full-service properties and resorts under the Sheraton, Marriott, Hampton
Inn, Holiday Inn and Best Western names, as well as boutique hotels through
the Desires boutique-hotels division. The Desires portfolio currently
includes the award-winning 84-room Water Club in San Juan, Puerto Rico,
the 50-room Aqua Hotel, the 66-room Wave Hotel, the 83-room Circa 39, the
40-room Hotel Astor, the 61-room Betsy Ross Hotel and the 87-room condo
hotel The Strand Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Fla., and the 110-room Glenn
Hotel in Atlanta, Ga.