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Pete Wood Named Assistant General Manager of the
Wyvern Hotel in Punta Gorda, Florida

(Punta Gorda, FL – August 13, 2008.  Pete Wood has been named Assistant General Manager of the Wyvern Hotel in Punta Gorda, FL.  The property is professionally owned and operated by Burkhard Corporation in Westin, MA.

Pete will be involved in all aspects of hotel operations, with a primary focus on housekeeping. He has a background in Four Star, Four Diamond service having been Housekeeping Manager at the Boardwalk Inn at Wild Dunes in Charleston, SC.  Most recently, he was Housekeeping Manager at the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, FL.

“We feel that Pete will be a great addition to the Wyvern Team, his knowledge of the local area and strong guest service skills will be among our greatest assets,” says General Manager John Perez.  “He absolutely exemplifies Southern Hospitality.”

Pete earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History at Augusta State University in Augusta, GA.

He and his wife, Amanda, have lived in Punta Gorda for six years and have a three year old son, Casey.

About the Wyvern Hotel
The Wyvern Hotel, which is scheduled to open in October, will feature 63 guest rooms, a lushly landscaped rooftop with lounge and swimming pool, meeting space and Lulu Restaurant . 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 Hotel 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

Also See: John J. Perez Named General Manager of the Wyvern Hotel in Punta Gorda, Florida / June 2008


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