News for the Hospitality Executive
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (October 11, 2012) – Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center , an iconic Framingham hotel where old world charm meets contemporary comforts and exemplary service, proudly announces the addition of Ricardo Verdan to the management team. No stranger to Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, Verdan served as the director of food & beverage before relocating in 2005. Verdan brings extensive knowledge and more than 14 years of experience in culinary management. Verdan will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the new restaurant, banquets, room service, the lounge and club lounge.
Before joining Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center team, Verdan worked at various hotels under Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide including the four-diamond awarded Sheraton Boston Hotel and The Westin Waltham Boston. While overseeing The Westin Waltham Boston Food and Beverage Department, Verdan implemented a new marketing strategy that yielded more than $50,000 in additional revenue. Verdan’s experience also includes multiple hospitality positions in Mass. including Director of Food and Beverage at the former Sheraton Braintree Hotel, Sterling National Country Club and Sheraton Needham.
In the late 90’s and early 2000’s, Verdan served as the director of food & beverage at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center under different ownership. During his time, Verdan served as director of banquets before being promoted to food & beverage manager in 2002. Verdan was named “Manager of the Year” twice at Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center and two times while working at other Sheraton Hotels and Resorts.
As a graduate of Helio Alonso College, located in Rio, Brazil, Verdan holds a degree in Hospitality with an emphasis on Hotel and Restaurant Management as well as Travel Agency Management.
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center greets guests with a familiar feeling of comfort with the renowned Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Beds® and is proud to offer the opportunity to swim and relax with both an indoor pool, and a seasonal outdoor pool and patio. The hotel is centrally located in the outer Boston technology belt and features 375 oversized guestrooms and suites and is completing a multi-million dollar revitalization that will introduce a new design, newly-concepted restaurant, renewed public spaces and an upgraded ballroom. Amenities include high-speed internet access, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness facility, two restaurants and Sheraton Club Lounge.
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About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in 70 countries around the world and recently completed a $6 billion global revitalization and is now in the midst of a $6 billion global expansion over the next three years. Sheraton is owned by and is the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,112 properties in nearly 100 countries and 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and ElementSM. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com
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