News for the Hospitality Executive
BOCA GRANDE, Fla. – (November 9, 2010) – The historic Gasparilla Inn & Club, located on Florida’s picturesque Gulf Coast, announces the appointment of Jennifer Tucker as director of group sales. In this position, Tucker will oversee all group meetings and functions for the National Historic Landmark resort. She will lead the coordination of corporate retreats, executive meetings, and incentive travel programs.
“Jennifer brings more than a decade of sales management experience within Florida’s hospitality industry, which she will use to ensure that groups visiting The Inn are delighted with their experience, from service and superb amenities,” said Jack G. Damioli, president and general manager of the resort.
Prior to joining The Gasparilla Inn & Club, Tucker served as the national and executive sales manager for Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. She has also been the national sales manager for ConferenceDirect in Englewood, Fla., and has served as sales manager for Intercontinental Hotels Group and the Radisson Hotel, both in Orlando.
“Joining The Gasparilla Inn is especially exciting for me, since I grew up in this region,” said Jennifer Tucker. “Our historic resort is such a unique, picturesque destination, and I look forward to planning many special group getaways here.”
With more than 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space to choose from, The Gasparilla Inn & Club is well-suited for groups up to 300 people. Resort amenities include a Pete Dye-designed 18-hole championship golf course, tennis and beach clubs, The Gasparilla Spa, The Inn Marina, croquet, a fitness center, distinctive dining options, and more.
For Gasparilla Inn & Club reservations, please call 800.996.1913 or 941.964.4500. For additional information, please visit www.gasparillainn.com.
About The Gasparilla Inn & Club
The Gasparilla Inn & Club has been a premier destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast since 1913. A member of Historic Hotels of America and listed on The National Register of Historic Places, this grand resort offers 139 accommodations in a pristine environment in the heart of Boca Grande, located on Gasparilla Island. Owned by the William Farish family, the resort has played host to many notables throughout its storied history, including Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Thomas Edison, Katharine Hepburn, the George H.W. Bush family, members of the duPont family, and others. Originally built to appeal to wealthy Northerners, The Inn has always been the center of village life on the island. The Gasparilla Inn & Club also offers separate golf and beach club memberships, as well as the hospitality of The Inn itself for guests who appreciate Florida as it was meant to be. Become a fan of The Gasparilla Inn & Club on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/GasparillaInn.
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