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Obaluxe Hotel Advisors, the Third Party Management Arm of the Obadon
Hotel Group, Has Assumed Management of Holiday Isle
Beach Resort & Marina in the Florida Keys

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – March 27, 2009 – Obaluxe Hotel Advisors announced today that the group will continue to manage the Holiday Isle Beach Resort & Marina. Situated in Islamorada on the northern end of the Florida Keys. Obaluxe will work directly with the Holiday Isle management team and offer assistance in asset management, operations, sales & marketing, strategic planning and market research functions. 

Obaluxe Hotel Advisors is the third party management arm of The Obadon Hotel Group, which owns and manages a collection of luxury hotels including the historic Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach and the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove. As a full-service hospitality industry asset management and consulting firm based in West Palm Beach, Fla., Obaluxe’s diverse experience includes significant background in the areas of hotel development, renovation and property management with a renowned client roster.

“We are thrilled to work with the team at Holiday Isle,” said Jay Litt, executive vice president of Obaluxe and hospitality industry veteran. “As the world has become increasingly cost conscious, Holiday Isle is the perfect spot for south Floridians to quickly escape for a vacation in their own backyard. We have some exciting plans for Holiday Isle that we plan to implement in the near future to refresh the property for a new generation of travelers to enjoy, even in today’s economy.” 

Holiday Isle Beach Resort & Marina
84001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, the Florida Keys

“The Obaluxe approach is simple,” Litt says. “We assess the individual client's situation, analyze market and competitive conditions that may bear on the client's position, and implement modifications to existing practices.” The company also provides verbal and written documentation of its observations and recommendations, with a detailed follow-up and implementation schedule for client use. With this approach, Obaluxe guides and directs while establishing a positive ongoing bond between ownership and third-party management.

Jay Litt, Executive Vice President
Obadon Hotel Collection

Mr. Litt has directed a significant number of transactions in the hotel section, including major acquisitions of multiple hospitality assets and companies with food and beverage chains and operations. Prior to directing operations and development for The Obadon Group, Mr. Litt served in various management positions with Wyndham International, including Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Procurement Officer for the Resorts Group. He also managed landmark properties for ITT Sheraton, including the St. Regis Hotel and Park Avenue Sheraton in New York City. Mr. Litt graduated from Parsons College with a B.A. in Sociology and from Florida International University with a B.S. in Hospitality Management. He serves on the board of Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and the Rancho La Puerta Spa.


Kristen Vocelle
(850) 668-2222

Also See: The Schlesinger Family Forms the Obadon Hotel Group to Operate Four Recently Acquired Hotels in South Florida / August 2008
Adam Schlesinger Acquires Historic Brazilian Court Hotels for $18 million; Plans to Convert to a Condominium Hotel / Aug 2002



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