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 Richard Staley Appointed General Manager of the Celebration Hotel, 
a Kessler Collection Property, in Celebration, Florida

ORLANDO, FL – (December 6, 2005) – Richard Staley has been appointed as general manager of the AAA Four-Diamond Celebration Hotel, a Kessler Collection Property, in Celebration, FL.  Staley comes to Celebration Hotel from The Omni Colonnade Hotel in Coral Gables, where he served as the general manager.  He precedes former general manager Roger Ploum who was recently promoted to general manager for The Westin Grand Bohemian.  

Staley brings over 20 years of hospitality experience and has worked for hotels in Florida, Georgia, California and Aruba.  Prior to his tenure at The Omni Colonnade Hotel, he was the hotel manager/director of operations of The Westin Innisbrook Golf Resort in Tarpon Springs, general manager of the Wyndham Westshore Hotel in Tampa, general manager of the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Atlanta and hotel manager of the Wyndham Aruba Beach Resort and Casino in Aruba.

“We are pleased to announce Richard’s arrival,” claims Stuart Newmark, senior vice-president of operations for The Kessler Collection.  “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the hospitality industry to The Kessler Collection.” 
The award-winning Celebration Hotel is reminiscent of a 1900’s Florida seaside inn and features 115 luxurious rooms, including six suites, with luxury linens, pillow-top mattresses, feather pillows, three phones with voice mail and data ports, monogrammed robes, mini-bars, 25” TV’s with digital programming, Nintendo, over 5,000 square feet of meeting space, The Plantation Room restaurant and wireless Internet in room and throughout the hotel.  


Mary C. Kenny
Corporate Director of Marketing & PR
(407) 996-9942

Also See: Roger Ploum Appointed General Manager of the Westin Grand Bohemian in Downtown Orlando / August 2005


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