|ORLANDO, Fla., (March 10, 2006) Sales Manager Jackie Rhody joins the
new Sheraton Orlando North at Maitland Center. She brings to her
position 15 years of experience in the Orlando, Fla., hospitality market.
"With her extensive background in hospitality and group sales, Jackie rounds out an already strong management team," says Peter Valenzuela, general manager, Sheraton Orlando North. "Her leadership abilities and in-depth knowledge of this market will be tremendous assets to Sheraton, its employees and guests, as we build North Orlando's leading first-class lodging and conference facility."
Previously, Jackie was director of sales at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs, Fla., where she led a seven-person sales and catering department. Jackie was directly responsible for association and government sales. Her team set a record, achieving the highest group room pace in its 12-year history. High profitability and guest satisfaction made Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs a 2004 Hotel of the Year. In 2005, Jackie was inducted into the organization's Winner's Circle, its top sales award.
Before Hilton, Jackie was assistant director of the Orlando Event Booking Center, a sales center for 14 Orlando-based Marriott hotels. She was responsible for the training and development of the Center's 12-person staff. Focusing on the corporate and government sectors, Jackie sold hotel stays across six brands to the national small meetings market. She is the recipient of top Marriott honors: the President's Award for guest satisfaction and the Golden Circle Award, recognizing outstanding salesmanship.
Jackie began her hospitality sales career at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel Airport. She rose through the ranks at the 293-room meeting and conference hotel from administrative assistant to sales manager. Jackie focused on corporate and association sales throughout Florida and the Midwest. In recognition of her successes, she was named a Renaissance Hotel Manager of the Quarter, 1998.
A Central Florida resident for nearly 15 years, Jackie and her family including two school-age children live in Oviedo, Fla. Her professional memberships include: Central Florida Society of Association Executives, Florida Society of Association Executives, Society of Government Meeting Professionals and Tallahassee Society of Association Executives. Jackie is active in the Oviedo Little League as well as in her South Seminole County, Fla., homeowners association and Parent Teacher Associations.
The Sheraton Orlando North is a 390-room conference hotel located in the heart of the bustling Maitland, Fla., business corridor. The property, scheduled to open in the summer, 2006, is close to Downtown Orlando and the Orlando International Airport. It also is convenient to major Orlando theme parks, golf courses, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. At 296,000 square feet, the new Sheraton will house 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a 2,000-square-foot spa, 24-hour business center, state-of-the-art gym, restaurants, bar, concierge lounge, game room and outdoor swimming pool with dramatic water features. For information, call 407-660-9000.
About the Owners: Paramount Hotel Group and AMC Delancey
The new Sheraton Hotel in Maitland Center is owned in partnership with Paramount Hotel Group, LLC, and AMC Delancey Group, Inc. The partners have an impressive track record. Their joint venture acquisitions include the award-winning Radisson Hotel Jacksonville Butler Boulevard and the new Radisson Hotel, Largo, Maryland/Washington DC.
Paramount Hotel Group, founded in 1999, is a premier hotel management and development company. As an independent operator, the Fairfield, New Jersey-based company has successfully managed hotels under every major brand, including Marriott, Hilton, Radisson, Sheraton, Crown Plaza, Holiday Inn, Ramada and Howard Johnson. For information, visit www.paramounthotelgroup.com.
Philadelphia-based AMC Delancey Group, Inc., is a leading real estate investment and development firm that co-invests with a growing number of real estate operating partners throughout the U.S. The company's current investment programs include hotel, office, retail, multi-family, condominium, mixed-use, and land development. More information is available at www.amcdelancey.com.
Paramount Hotel Group, LLC
|Also See:||Paramount Hotel Group Appoints Peter N. Valenzuela General Manager at the Sheraton at Maitland Center, Orlando / January 2006|
|AMC Delancey Group, Inc. and Paramount Hotel Group Acquire the 394-room Orlando North Hotel in Maitland, Florida; Will Renovate and Reposition / September 2005|