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Jim Franklin Named General Manager at Premier Resorts’ The Point Orlando Resort

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ORLANDO, FL, (April 4, 2008)  – One of the newest condominium-hotel properties in Orlando, Premier Resorts’ The Point Orlando Resort (www.thepoint-orlando.com), has named Jim Franklin as its new general manager. 

The property, which opened in January, is in the heart of the International Drive Entertainment District at the corner of Universal Blvd. and Carrier Drive. 

Franklin, who resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., most recently worked for Magna Hospitality, based in East Greenwich, R.I., as a Task Force general manager. He was also regional vice president of Magna’s Boutique Division.

He started his career with Hilton Hotels in San Francisco, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C., and also worked with Grand Heritage Hotels in Birmingham, Palm Beach, Chicago, and St. Louis, managing downtown historic properties.

Franklin is a graduate of Washington State University where he received a B.A. in Hotel and Restaurant Administration. He is single and enjoys hiking and bicycling.  The Point Orlando Resort is a condominium-hotel, featuring all the amenities and services of a hotel, but with more space, more comfort, and more privacy than a typical hotel room. The Resort is centrally located 1.5 miles from the Orange County Convention Center, less than two miles from Universal Orlando® Resort, Wet ‘n Wild®, SeaWorld® Orlando and just minutes from WALT DISNEY WORLD®.     

The Point Orlando Resort is managed by Premier Resorts International, the Park City, Utah-based beach, mountain and golf resort property management company located in nine states plus Mexico (www.premier-resorts.com). 

The Point Orlando Resort is located at 6039 Carrier Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819.  (www.thepoint-orlando.com). 

About Premier Resorts
Premier Resorts International has an inventory of over 7,500 rooms at ski, beach and golf resort locations in Orlando, Fla.; South Lake Tahoe, California; Breckenridge, Vail and Telluride, Colorado; Kauai and Maui, Hawaii; Sun Valley, Idaho; Bend, Oregon; Park City, Utah; North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; San Juan Islands, Washington; and Los Cabos and Punta Mita, Mexico.  It is headquartered at 1375 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City, Utah 84060; tel. 800 882 4754; www.premier-resorts.com.

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Contact:

Lynn Stevenson
Premier Resorts
435 655 4856
lstevenson@premier-resorts.com
 

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Also See: Intrawest Names the Executive Management Team for the The Westin Imagine Orlando; Mike Speicher the Opening General Manager / March 2008
Kelly Carney Appointed General Manager of Homewood Suites® by Hilton Orlando-UCF Area / April 2007
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