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Kerry Mitruska Named Senior Sales Manager for
Naples Bay Resort, Naples, Florida
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July 2009 … Naples Bay Resort has appointed Kerry Mitruska as senior sales manager for the luxury property on Fifth Avenue in Naples, Florida.  Greg Allowe, managing director for the resort, made the announcement.
 
“I am very happy to welcome Kerry to our resort,” said Mr. Allowe.  “He brings vast experience within the Florida resort market to his new role, as well as important international sales and marketing knowledge.  We’re pleased to have him on our sales team.”
 
Kerry Mitruska was previously vice president sales and marketing for Coral Hospitality of Naples, Florida.  In this role he oversaw the sales and marketing programming for a portfolio of twelve resorts in a variety of markets.  Prior to this, Mr. Mitruska served as director of sales and marketing for Interstate Hotels & Resorts of Fort Myers, Florida, responsible for six properties.  He has also been employed as area director of sales and marketing for LXR Resorts of Naples.
 
Mr. Mitruska has previously served as director of sales for the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida, and held the title of executive director of group sales for Kerzner International Resorts, Inc., of Fort Lauderdale.
 
Earlier in his career, Kerry Mitruska worked in sales leadership positions internationally, including serving as director of sales and marketing for The Empire Hotel & Country Club, Brunei, Darussalam; area director of marketing for the five-star Four Seasons-Regent Hotels of Bangkok, Thailand; and as director of sales and marketing for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company of Sydney, Australia.
 
He launched his hospitality career holding sales positions with the Ritz Carlton organization, with the Westin Hilton Head in North Carolina, and for the Ocean Reef Club of Key Largo, Florida.
 
Kerry Mitruska is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University of Providence, Rhode Island, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management and an Associate’s Degree in Recreation and Leisure Management.  He resides in Ft. Myers Beach.
 
About Naples Bay Resort
The 20-acre Naples Bay Resort www.naplesbayresort.com is ideally located on prestigious Fifth Avenue in historic Naples, Florida.  The Four Diamond property is uniquely situated around a picturesque Marina, making it the only hotel in Southwest Florida with its own fully operational Yacht Club and Marina and with water access to the Gulf of Mexico.  Guests of Naples Bay Resort can select from a choice of luxurious accommodations, including The Cottages, 108 two- and three-bedroom villas; and The Hotel, which features 65 designer-furnished, one- and two-bedroom suites as well as 20 guestrooms. Restaurants include the award-winning Olio on Naples Bay, Bonefish Grill and Bluewater Bar & Grill. The resort’s recreational amenities include The Spa and fitness center; full-service tennis center with six lighted, Har-Tru courts, pro shop and lessons; Pilates, aerobics and yoga classes; lagoon-style, lazy river, children and lap pools; and private cabanas. The resort’s 97-slip marina incorporates a Yacht Club, waterfront pool, ship’s store, fuel dock and rental boats, including 22-foot Kayot and 24-foot Everglades boats.   Adding to the resort experience is a 33,000-square-foot retail promenade, featuring high-end specialty boutiques and   entertainment.
 
Naples Bay Resort – a proud member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts www.preferredhotels.com  – is a Personal Luxury Resort™ operated by Benchmark Hospitality International www.benchmarkhospitality.com.
 
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Contact:

Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax
KenEllens@aol.com

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Also See: Benchmark Appoints Gregory Allowe Managing Director at Naples Bay Resort, Naples, Florida / October 2008
Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Robert Villalta Director of Operations and Finance at Naples Bay Resort, Naples, Florida / August 2008
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