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Tina Denfeld Named Regional General Manager for the Winterhaven
and Blue Moon Hotels in South Beach Miami

Scottsdale, AZ, September 2, 2008 -- Ventana Hotels (, an industry leader in the deployment of entrepreneurial hospitality management practices, proudly announces the promotion of Tina Denfeld as Regional General Manager of the Winterhaven ( and Blue Moon ( Hotels in the historic Art-Deco section of South Beach Miami. Both hotels are part of Ventana's portfolio of properties in destinations that offer intimacy and luxury in a relaxed environment.

"Tina Denfeld is a distinguished professional with extensive experience within the hospitality industry. Her background and reputation for managerial excellence perfectly complement the specific interests of premium boutique hotels like the Winterhaven and Blue Moon. Tina also appreciates the architectural and popular history of these properties, qualities that continue to make these hotels a critical and commercial success," states Steve Chelew, COO, Ventana Hotels & Resorts.

Leadership and Personalized Service: Tina Denfeld's Hospitality Career in South Florida, Ms. Denfeld has celebrated many successes during her tenure at landmark South Florida properties such as The Roney Palace Beach Resort, Fisher Island Hotel & Resort and the Omni Colonade Hotel. Ms. Denfeld's promotion also follows the recently completed renovation of the Winterhaven and Blue Moon, a closely supervised process that further cements these properties as two highly coveted destinations within Miamiís South Beach market.

"I welcome the opportunity to be a part of the rich tradition of personalized service that defines the majesty of the Winterhaven and Blue Moon. Boutique hotels of this caliber have a number of loyal patrons who seek our wisdom and innovative offerings. Maintaining this sense of family is a high priority," states Ms. Denfeld.

About the Winterhaven Hotel
Located on famed Ocean Drive, The Winterhaven Hotel was designed by Albert Anis, one of the top Art Deco architects, in classic streamlined style circa 1940. Most of the 71 guest rooms feature ocean views and the hotel is within walking distance of all the shops, cafes and clubs of South Beach. Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and Miami International Airport are all within a 15 to 20 minute drive.

About the Blue Moon Hotel
Ideally situated in the heart of the famed Art Deco District of South Beach, the Blue Moon is steps from the boutiques, bistros and beaches of Ocean Drive. This Mediterranean style boutique hotel features charming interior designs, inviting courtyards, fountains, hand-painted tiles, a tropical pool, martini bar and more.

About Ventana Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Ventana Hotels & Resorts is a full service hotel company with in-depth knowledge for a multitude of property types, ranging from full-service resorts to independent hotels to branded destinations. By offering entrepreneurial experience and leadership, Ventana provides a customized, streamlined form of business expertise.


Ventana Hotels

Also See: Historic WinterHaven Hotel, South Beach, Miami, Reopens after $2.5 million Restoration / Feb 2000
Ventana Hotels & Resorts Selected to Manage The Villa Capri, Miami Beach / January 2006


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