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Destination Hotels & Resorts Appoints Steve Migliara
Director of Sales & Marketing at Hamilton Park
Hotel & Conference Center
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FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey – Sept. 1, 2006 –  Destination Hotels & Resorts recently hired Steve Migliara as director of sales and marketing for the Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center, one of the leading conference centers in the northeast.  In his new position, Migliara will be responsible for spearheading the property’s overall marketing and sales efforts. 

“Steve brings significant experience in the hospitality industry to Hamilton Park,” said Joe Crimmins, managing director of the New Jersey-based property, upon making the announcement.  “His knowledge of the area and his expertise in the financial arena will be great assets to our team’s sales and marketing efforts.”

A New Jersey native, Migliara previously served as director of sales and marketing for the Founders Inn and Spa, a 240-room hotel, spa, and conference center in Virginia Beach, Va.  Prior to that, he spent six years at the Ocean Place Conference Resort in Long Branch, New Jersey, where he was associate director of sales.  In this position, he was directly responsible for the training and management of the sales team, and personally generated nearly a quarter of the resort's sales revenues each year for four years. 

Prior to entering the hospitality industry, Migliara was in financial services as a branch office manager and commodities exchange broker with the Fidelity Mercantile Corporation.

Migliara attended Brookdale College of Lincroft, New Jersey and Monmouth University of Long Branch, NJ.  He is certified in numerous sales training and customer service programs and is the recipient of several awards throughout his professional career, including Broker of the Month, Manager of the Quarter, Most Valuable Sales Manager and Sales Leadership awards. 

He and his wife will be relocating to New Jersey.

Located just 20 minutes from Newark Airport, Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center presents a beautiful setting for corporate gatherings, social occasions, weddings and leisure stays.  The property currently features 219 guest rooms and suites, 40 meeting rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness club, a range of exquisite dining options and a full-service business center. Having recently undergone the first phase of renovations, Hamilton Park combines its award winning service with a fresh new look that includes upgrades to the lobby, ballroom, and all conference space.  The next phase includes a $22 million expansion of guest rooms, conference rooms, lobby, restaurant, ballroom space and fitness facilities.

The property was recently honored with Meetings East magazine’s “Best of the East Award,” the “Meeting Planner’s Choice Award” in the conference services category from the readers of Meeting News Magazine, the “Award for Excellence” from Corporate Meetings & Incentives magazine as one of the 10 best conference centers in the country and the “Best Facility of the Year” honor from Meeting Planners International New Jersey.

Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held lodging management company headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo. With more than 30 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fifth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 7,000 guest rooms, 14 golf courses and 9 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Jackson Hole, Maui and Lake Tahoe. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.

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Contact:

Kristin Mettler
Destination Hotels & Resorts
(858) 964-6533
kmettler@destinatinhotels.com

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Also See: Lowe Enterprises Acquires the Dolce Hamilton Park and Dolce Tarrytown House; Properties Will be Renamed and Managed by Destination Hotels and Resorts / April 2005

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