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Randy Bayard Named General Manager of the
Vero Beach Hotel & Club, Vero Beach, Florida

VERO BEACH, FL (July 17th, 2008) – Randy Bayard has been named general manager of the AAA Four Diamond Award Winning Vero Beach Hotel & Club ( announced today by Lee Weeks, Chief Executive Office of Coral Hospitality (, the property’s management company.

An industry veteran, Bayard enjoys more than 30 years experience and has served as general manager at some of Florida’s finest hotels and spas.  He was most recently the general manager of Intrawest Resorts in Pensacola, FL where he oversaw two luxury beachfront destination resorts, Portofino Island Resort & Spa and Beach Club. Bayard has worked for a number of Florida’s leading resorts including Watercolor & WaterSound Resorts in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort in Longboat Key, FL, Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, FL and Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, FL.  

“I am honored to be welcomed into this new position and look forward to the opportunity to lead the Vero Beach Hotel & Club to even greater heights in service and guest satisfaction,” says Bayard. 

In his new role, Bayard will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Vero Beach Hotel & Club. He replaces the former general manager, Peter Serena, who opened the hotel in February 2007 and oversaw its successful first year and a half of operation.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Randy as our new general manager. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Vero Beach Hotel & Club and a passion for the hotel business that is hard to match. We undertook an extensive search and were very pleased to have found such an exemplary hospitality professional to lead our award winning hotel,” says Weeks.

Bayard received a degree in Hospitality Management from Allegheny College and is a certified hotel administrator. 

Vero Beach Hotel & Club
3500 Ocean Drive
Vero Beach, Florida
Located on one of the country’s most exclusive and pristine beaches – within a few hours drive from major Southeast cities – the Vero Beach Hotel & Club provides the ultimate in luxury with an array of amenities including the signature Indigo Room restaurant and lounge, Heaton’s Reef Bar & Grill, private beach club, cabanas, heated ocean view pool and aquaspa, fitness center, golf privileges at the Indian River Club, an executive boardroom and private event room, concierge, laundry, valet parking and business center services. The luxurious 6,500-square-foot White Orchid Spa is scheduled for completion in late 2008.

Recently awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award, the 83- all-suite boutique hotel located on Ocean Drive offers one-, two- and three-bedroom meticulously-appointed West Indies-style designer suites with dark mahogany woods, Jerusalem stone flooring, granite countertops, plasma and flat screen televisions, sumptuous bedding and linens and spacious balconies and terraces overlooking the spectacular Atlantic Ocean and unspoiled beaches of the Treasure Coast.

The Vero Beach Hotel & Club is owned and developed by Heaton Companies and managed by Coral Hospitality. Based in Naples, Florida, Coral Hospitality is a full service management company with a diverse portfolio of resorts, hotels, condominiums, private golf clubs, marinas, spas and community associations. Currently managing 35 properties throughout the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean, Coral operates each with a core belief in providing thoughtful service in unique surroundings. For more information, please contact Kerry Mitruska at 239.449.1800 or visit


Sissy De Maria

Also See: Developed by Heaton Companies and Managed by Coral Hospitality, the 83 unit Vero Beach Hotel & Club Opens / March 2007


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