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Froilan Ramirez, Jr. Named General Manager at
Casa Ybel Resort, Sanibel Island, Florida

Sanibel, FL (February 15, 2008) Ė Froilan Ramirez, Jr. has been named General Manager at Sanibel Islandís Casa Ybel Resort. Ramirez duties will include managing all aspects of the resort, including communications between the Board of Directors, owners, guests, associates and the community. 

He will also be responsible for developing, coordinating and administering policies and procedures, directing department heads, monitoring budget and the quality of Casa Ybelís products and services for maximum owner and guest satisfaction.

Ramirez began in the housekeeping department at Casa Ybel in 1995, with his last previous opposition being Resort manager and Director of Operations and revenue Management. 

In his new position, he succeeds Awilda Rivera, who has accepted a position with another Coral Hospitality property, Villas Caleton in the Dominican Republic.

About Casa Ybel:

Casa Ybelís history began with the Reverend George Barnes whose boat ran aground off Sanibel Island in 1889. Grateful to have been stranded on such a lush place, he and his family claimed 480 acres on the Gulf of Mexico and built a home on Sanibel as well as Sanibelís first church. He also built a cottage for his two daughters, which, eventually evolved into a fashionable 30-room inn and one of Sanibelís earliest resorts known as ďThe SistersĒ. In 1890, when his daughter Georgia married a resort guest, Edward Duncan, they built a grand Victorian home on the waterfront and named it Thistle Lodge. The Thistle Lodge quickly became a favorite of celebrities and statesman like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Eventually the Sisterís Inn was renamed Casa Ybel Hotel which became a full-service resort by the 1920s. 

Today, Casa Ybel remains the perfect beachfront location at which to fulfill dreams of a tropical island retreat and the Thistle Lodge has transitioned into an award-winning restaurant offering spectacular food in the grandness of the turn of the century.


Katrina Salokar, 239-395-5878

Also See: Jessica Pasek Appointed Director of Sales At Casa Ybel Resort, Sanibel Island, Fla. / May 2003
Chuck Katan Appointed President of The Coral Collection of Fine Hotels & Resorts / May 2002


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