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.John J. Perez Named General Manager of the
Wyvern Hotel in Punta Gorda, Florida

Punta Gorda, FL – June 19, 2008 --- John J. Perez, CHA has been named General Manager of the Wyvern Hotel in Punta Gorda, FL. The property is professionally owned and operated by Burkhard Corporation in Weston, MA. 

Perez will oversee all operational, sales and administrative aspects of the hotel, and begins his position in Punta Gorda with 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He started his career in 1989 achieving progressive advancement within all aspects of the business. Perez has been employed with Burkhard Corporation for seven years overseeing the company’s New England properties. Prior to working for Burkhard, Perez has managed properties within the Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood and Marriott chains.

“We are pleased to have John at the Wyvern,” commented Jean Scarborough, Vice-President of Burkhard Corporation. “He is a results driven hospitality professional and brings a wealth of experience in opening and operating hotels, we are confident he will excel in this new position.” 

Perez, who will reside in Punta Gorda, has a history of being highly involved in his community; he has served on the Massachusetts Lodging Association’s Government Affairs Committee, and was a City Councilor for the City of Revere, MA. Perez holds CHA and CRDE Designations from the American Hotel/Motel Educational Institute. Perez attended Salem State College, where he studied Marketing. 

About the Wyvern Hotel
The Wyvern Hotel, which is scheduled to open in October, will feature 63 guest rooms, a lushly landscaped rooftop swimming pool, meeting space, Lulu Restaurant, and rooftop cocktail lounge. The full-service hotel will offer Bell Service, Valet Parking, evening turndown service and In-Room Dining. Guest room amenities include fully stocked mini-bars, Frette Linens, In-room safes, Flat Screen LCD televisions with full cable access and video on demand, WiFi internet access, IPOD docking stations and state of the art telecommunication system with direct dial access for guests, including cordless telephones. The Wyvern Hotel is part of The Luxe Hotels portfolio in Beverly Hills, CA and a member of Green Hotels Association. The Wyvern Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Punta Gorda on Retta Esplanade. 

About Burkhard Corporation
Burkhard Corporation is a Weston, MA based development design and construction firm that was formed in 1982. Privately owned, the diversified firm’s primary business is that of a developer and builder of residential, commercial and hotel properties in New England and Florida. In addition, Burkhard Corporation has interests in several other industries and companies. Included in this are full service hotel management, transportation and manufacturing. Since the company’s inception, Burkhard Corporation has seen steady growth and increased diversification. For more information about Burkhard Corporation please visit our website.


Burkhard Corporation



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