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Keith Battaglia Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing at the Montauk
Yacht Club Resort & Marina, Montauk, Long Island, New York

Montauk, Long Island, New York, May 2008 … Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina has announced the appointment of Keith Battaglia as director of sales & marketing for the historic property.  Linda Cerra, general manager, made the announcement.

“I am so pleased to formally welcome Keith to our team at Montauk Yacht Club,” stated Ms. Cerra.  “He brings extensive experience within the Long Island and New York markets to his new position, in addition to a strong familiarity with our property.”

Keith Battaglia was previously the director of sales & marketing for Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center, located in Glen Cove, New York.  In this position he was an active part of the team that successfully repositioned the historic Long Island Gold Coast mansion as a first rate hotel, meetings and events facility.

Prior to this, Mr. Battaglia was the director of sales for The Northland Inn of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, near Minneapolis.  Under his leadership, the property experienced tremendous success in group sales, achieving a 100% increase in booking pace year-over-year.
Battaglia has also served as director of sales for The Chattanoogan, an urban resort situated in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.  He held the same position for the former World Trade Institute Conference Center, now the Downtown Conference Center, located in lower Manhattan, New York City.

Mr. Battaglia was part of the opening team for the AT&T Learning Center in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.  Earlier in his career he served as marketing manager for the opening of the JP Morgan Conference & Training Facility, located on Wall Street in New York City. A native of New York, Mr. Battaglia earned his bachelor's degree from Boston University.  He has relocated to Montauk.

About Montauk Yacht Club Resort Hotel & Marina
Founded in 1928 and situated along a 22-acre waterfront, the historic Montauk Yacht Club Resort Hotel & Marina offers 107 comfortably elegant guestrooms with views of Lake Montauk, including 23 Villas.  The resort features superb dining in the Lighthouse Grill and lighter fare within the casual ambiance of Breeze’s Café.  Cohi Bar is the perfect setting for refreshments and relaxed conversation.  For an enhanced sense of well-being, the resort features the La Bella Vita Spa.  Social and corporate groups are accommodated in flexible event space, including four elegant, state-of-the-art rooms and a newly renovated ballroom.  Unique teambuilding fishing trips are available for groups and countless leisure activities are provided for guests.  Golfing is available nearby at Montauk Downs, an 18-hole course. The resort’s 232-slip marina, which has been recognized by Yachting magazine as a “Top Ten Marina Destination in North America, Mexico & the Bahamas,” features comprehensive on-site amenities, including 2 outdoor pools, one indoor pool,  WiFi access, and full resort access for marina guests.  Yacht capacity is 250+ feet with a maximum 12+-foot draft. For more information, visit  Montauk Yacht Club Resort Hotel & Marina is an Island Global Yachting destination

About Island Global Yachting
From the islands of the Caribbean to the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf and other beautiful yachting destinations around the world, IGY is redefining the very idea of luxury marina experiences.  Founded in 2005, IGY focuses on acquiring, controlling and/or servicing luxury-yacht marinas and the surrounding upland real estate properties.  Island Global Yachting marinas operate under the signature Yacht Haven Grande collection and the IGY series brands, as well as several private labels.  Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, IGY also has offices in New York, NY; St. Thomas, USVI; and Dubai, UAE.  IGY is an affiliate of Island Capital Group LLC, a real estate merchant banking firm led and founded by Andrew Farkas, former chairman of Insignia Financial Group.  For more information, please visit


 Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax


Also See: Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Linda Cerra General Manager of Montauk Yacht Club / August 2007
Benchmark Appoints Keith Battaglia Director of Sales & Marketing For Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center / May 2006


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