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Frank Fredericks Promoted to Managing Director for
Destination Hotels & Resorts’ Wild Dunes Resort

Englewood, Colo. – Jan. 28, 2008 – Mark Hickey, senior vice president of operations for Destination Hotels & Resorts, recently announced that Frank Fredericks has been promoted to managing director for Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C. Fredericks, a nine-year veteran with the company, will provide the vision and operational support and responsibility for the 520-room oceanfront resort which includes the newly-opened Village at Wild Dunes®.

“Frank has been a big part of our company’s success, first at the Monarch Hotel (now the Fairmont Hotel) in Washington, D.C. when it was a part of our collection and his tenure at Wild Dunes is marked with numerous successes in the sales and marketing department,” said Hickey. “His expertise in sales and marketing coupled with his operational prowess will provide well-rounded leadership for one of our signature properties.”

Fredericks was vice president of sales and marketing at Wild Dunes for five years before being promoted to the top operations position at the property. While overseeing the sales and marketing function he was named one of the “25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing” by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.

Before joining the Wild Dunes team, Fredericks worked for the Monarch Hotel in Washington, D.C. before it was sold to Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. At the Monarch, Fredericks was director of sales and marketing for the 415-room property. Fredericks worked for Westin Hotels in a variety of locations including Tampa Bay, Kansas City, San Francisco, Chicago and Denver, before he joined Destination .

Fredericks received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Denver and a Master’s Degree from Bowling Green State University.

Wild Dunes is a year-round resort located just 30 minutes from downtown Charleston. Featuring two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, world-class tennis, an award-winning recreation program, fine dining, spa services, miles of bike and walking paths and one of the cleanest beaches in North America, the resort is considered one of the region’s best. The resort recently opened The Village at Wild Dunes, a new collection of upscale guest rooms and suites. With an upscale market, fitness center, spa services and a contemporary restaurant, The Lettered Olive, featuring wood-fired and rotisserie fare, the Village is a favorite gathering spot at Wild Dunes Resort.

Destination Hotels & Resorts is the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country with more than 30 luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers. To protect and preserve the unique communities in which the company operates, Destination launched Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program in 2008. New for 2009 is the 582-room Terranea Resort situated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in southern California. The 102-acre ocean front resort will feature a 25,000-square-foot destination spa, three swimming pools, three restaurants and a Todd Eckenrode-designed par three golf course. In addition to Terranea in the greater Los Angeles area, Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.  For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit


Kristin Yantis Mettler, Malen & Mettler, 
(775) 831-4422,

Elizabeth Kelly
Wild Dunes
(843) 886-2032

Also See: The 25 Most Extraordinary Sales and Marketing Minds in Hospitality & Travel / January 2006
Terri Haack, Managing Director at The Wild Dunes Resort, the Driving Force Behind Resort's Financial Turn Around / November 2003

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