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Clearwater Beach, Fla. (November 29, 2016) Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach is pleased to announce the appointment of Miguel Diaz as director of sales and marketing for Clearwater’s new luxury resort, slated to open in January 2017. Diaz will lead the resort’s sales and catering team in its efforts to appeal to the growing number of affluent leisure and group businesses in the destination.

Diaz brings more than 20 years of hospitality and sales industry experience to the Wyndham Grand portfolio’s newest resort. Previously, Diaz held sales director roles at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa; Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale; Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel; Marenas Beach Resort & Spa; and Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

As director of sales and marketing for Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, Diaz will lead all sales, marketing and revenue generation efforts for the resort. Diaz will also serve as community liaison working with local tourism, economic development, and service groups and organizations, as well as leading all public relations and advertising actions for the resort. He will also work to motivate and mentor the sales, catering and convention services teams to execute impeccable events.

“My goal is for this hotel to set a new standard in Clearwater Beach with the help of the best sales, catering and convention team to establish Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach as the best hotel for meetings, events and visitors to our beautiful city,” said Diaz.

Diaz’s highly-trained and carefully chosen sales team includes:

  • Jessica Kendall, Director of Catering & Conference Services
  • Sarah McChesney, Catering Sales Manager
  • Doris O’Neill, Associate Director of Sales
  • Renee Potoczny, Sr. Sales Manager
  • Devin Trusty, Group Sales Manager
  • Amanda Clark, Group Sales Manager
  • Darrien Herning, Group Sales Manager

“The Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach is setting out to transform the destination,” said Jurgen Schafers, Vice President of South Region Wyndham Managed Hotels. “We are confident that our flagship property in Clearwater Beach will thrive thanks to Miguel’s extensive experience and proven ability to effectively lead a successful sales and marketing team.”

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach will feature 343 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites, a full-service spa, superior dining options, and Clearwater Beach’s largest ballroom. To stay updated on the latest information about Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, please visit www.wyndhamgrandclearwater.com

About Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, opening in January 2017, offers highly personalized, anticipatory service within a refined yet relaxed environment. Set to welcome visitors as the centerpiece of Clearwater Beach’s spectacular beachfront skyline, the resort will offer 343 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites; a grand open-air entrance showcasing the area’s renowned beaches, breezes and sunsets; more than 22,000 square feet of flexible function space including the area’s largest ballroom; full-service spa; outdoor pool; superior dining options; and easy access to Clearwater Beach’s many attractions and entertainment venues. For more information, visit www.wyndhamgrandclearwater.com

Contact: Haley Edelson/Kerry Hylton

wyndhamclearwater@finnpartners.com / 954.765.3636

About Wyndham Grand

Wyndham Grand® is an ensemble of distinguished hotels that are approachable by design, representing one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodation, attentive service and relaxed surroundings. A part of Wyndham Hotel Group, the Wyndham Grand family currently consists of more than 30 locations around the world. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamgrand.com. Most Wyndham Grand® hotels are franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC. Certain Wyndham Grand hotels are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC. Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels, encompassing nearly 8,000 hotels and approximately 689,800 rooms in 75 countries.  Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com. For more information about hotel franchising opportunities visit www.whgdevelopment.com

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