News for the Hospitality Executive
MIAMI – March 19, 2013 – Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Orlando as the new regional director of operations for the brand’s three South Florida hotels.
With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Orlando will now oversee the day-to-day operations of the 411-room EPIC in downtown Miami, 186-room Surfcomber Miami, South Beach, and 113-room Vero Beach Hotel & Spa. The promotion comes shortly after Orlando returned to Kimpton in October 2012 as EPIC’s general manager.
“Brett’s proven leadership skills, openness and accessibility to the entire staff, and engaging wit quickly endeared him to the South Florida-based Kimpton team,” said Eric Jellson, Kimpton’s Area Director of Sales & Marketing. “In a few short months, his passion for doing the right thing for the right reasons at the right time has led to immediate successes. Team spirit and the application of Kimpton values in what we do have flourished under his direction and guidance. As regional director of operations, I’m confident our Florida hotels will benefit from his high energy and motivational leadership style.”
Previous to his role as general manager at EPIC, Orlando served as the general manager at Kimpton’s Palomar in Washington, D.C. Before joining the Kimpton family, Orlando served in a number of industry posts ranging from managing director to vice president of operations at a variety of properties, including boutique hotels and high-end luxury resorts. Most recently, he served as regional director of Florida for Equinox Fitness, where he was instrumental in the strategic planning, operations and development, while regularly increasing revenue and promoting customer service. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Orlando studied at Johnson and Wales University.
ABOUT KIMPTON’S FLORIDA HOTELS
EPIC Hotel, Miami – A luxury, waterfront hotel located at the epicenter of it all in downtown Miami, EPIC offers a timeless and classic contemporary take on Miami design, spectacular skyline views, and dramatically designed spaces. Since its official opening in 2008, EPIC has continued to redefine the Miami luxury hotel experience that have led to consistently stellar reviews and an ever-increasing number of repeat guests, making it a “first choice” among places to stay in the downtown Miami area.
Surfcomber Miami, South Beach – Situated along 200 feet of beach and Atlantic oceanfront, and with its iconic, sun-drenched pool deck providing guests with the most hours of sun than any other hotel in the area as well as 12 private cabanas, a pool bar, and varied beach and poolside activities, Surfcomber ensures a full day of play or the opportunity to relax and do nothing at all.
Vero Beach Hotel & Spa – Vero Beach Hotel & Spa is an intimate luxury oceanfront hotel located on Central Florida’s Treasure Coast, surrounded by unobstructed, breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. This home away from home provides an exquisite oasis to unwind in style while being pampered by stellar service, and enjoy life’s milestone moments.
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ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants in the US, is an acknowledged industry pioneer and was the first to bring the boutique hotel concept to America. In 1981 Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is well-known for making travelers feel welcomed and comfortable while away from home through authentic and unscripted customer care, stylish ambience and embodying a certain playfulness in its approach to programs and amenities. Adjacent to the hotels are locally-loved, top-rated, Kimpton restaurants. Kimpton leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare program that spans all hotels and restaurants. Market Metrix, a recognized authority and leader in feedback solutions, consistently ranks Kimpton above other hotel companies in luxury and upper upscale segments for customer satisfaction. Privately held Kimpton was recognized by Fortune Magazine as a Best Company to Work for in 2012. The company operates 58 hotels and 67 restaurants, bars and lounges in 24 cities. For more information visit www.KimptonHotels.com or call 1-800-KIMPTON.
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