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Loews Miami Beach Hotel Appoints Craig Schoninger
as Director of Sales and Marketing


 
 
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – August 5, 2010 – Coming off the heels of a $50 million dollar renovation, the iconic Loews Miami Beach Hotel, situated in the pulse of sizzling South Beach, has named Craig Schoninger as the new Director of Sales and Marketing. Schoninger will utilize his more than twenty years of industry experience in overseeing all day-to-day sales and marketing aspects of the 790-room hotel, including sales, marketing, reservations, revenue management and public relations. 
 
“We are thrilled about having someone of Craig’s caliber at the helm of our sales and marketing team,” said Shawn Hauver, Managing Director of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. “It’s an exciting time for the hotel, after just completing our renovation, his expertise and experience will bring a new vision, fresh ideas and energy as we look to continue to grow and expand Loews Miami Beach Hotel.” 
 
Before joining the Loews team, Schoninger spent eight years as the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island where he successfully repositioned the hotel with a new spa, guestrooms, dining room and the addition of a new ballroom.  His experience with Ritz-Carlton began in 1990 as a Northeast Sales Manager for The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island and eventually Schoninger became Associate Director of Sales. He was also the pre-opening Director of Sales for The Ritz-Carlton, Rose Hall in Jamaica. Previously, Schoninger was the Director of Sales at The Amelia Island Plantation, an independent resort with hotel and condo units. 
 
He is originally from Massachusetts and grew up in Connecticut and Atlanta, GA. Schoninger studied Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration at Georgia State University. When he is not developing new sales and marketing strategies, Schoninger enjoys the theater, the symphony and cooking.
 
About Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – flaunting a “SoBe style” fusion of cosmopolitan and Art Deco influences – creates beachfront elegance for the authentic hip. Located in the “heart” of South Beach, the hotel just completed a $50 million renovation including a redesigned lobby with aquarium wall, completely transformed guestrooms and bathrooms, porte cochere entrance, new SoBe Scoops ice cream shop and Splash boutique. Loews Miami Beach Hotel showcases 790 stylish rooms and suites, a palm tree lined promenade, oceanfront sparkling pool, Elemis Spa and Fitness Center and seven restaurants and bars including Sushi SoBe and the famous Emeril’s Miami Beach. Follow us on facebook at facebook.com/LoewsMiamiBeachHotel. For further information on Loews Miami Beach Hotel call 1.800.23.LOEWS, 305.604.1601 or visit the web at www.loewshotels.com.
 
About Loews Hotels
Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels owns and/or operates 18 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada, including the newest 414-roomLoews Atlanta Hotel opened April 1, 2010. Located in major city centers and resort destinations from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to delight guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant travel experience. Loews boasts some of the industry's most innovative and successful travel programs, including Loews Loves Kids for families and Loews Loves Pets for discerning animals on the road. For reservations or more information on Loews Hotels, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or check www.loewshotels.com. 
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Contact: 

Sarah Murov, Director of Public Relations
smurov@loewshotels.com • 305-604-3905

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Also See: John W. Marks, GM at Don CeSar Beach Resort, A Loews Hotel for More than 11 years, Awarded General Manager of the Year by Loews Hotel / June 2010
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