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  Jon McGuan Named General Manager for The Atlantic Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 29, 2009 – Jon McGaunn has been named general manager of The Atlantic Hotel, a AAA Four Diamond boutique property overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  A 20-year veteran of the hospitality industry, McGaunn is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the 16-story hotel which offers 124 rooms, including 54 suites, Spa Atlantic and award-winning dining at Trina.

“It gives me great pleasure to join The Atlantic Hotel,” states Jon McGaunn.  “It is a wonderful property with so many opportunities for providing distinctive experiences in personalized ways.  We are assembling a talented team of industry veterans to take us to the next level.”

McGaunn began his career with the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Dallas, Tex.  In 1998, he joined The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company where he specialized in hotel launches.  McGaunn served as area director of rooms for Ritz-Carlton Boston and Ritz-Carlton Boston Common from 2000-2002 before being tapped as executive assistant manager – rooms division for The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, a Five Star-Five Diamond property.  Most recently, McGaunn worked with PGW based in West Palm Beach, Fla., as president of its hospitality and entertainment group before being promoted to managing director of PRE Group, the company’s real estate division.  In this position, he scouted, evaluated and introduced new sites for potential luxury developments.

About The Atlantic Hotel

Situated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, overlooking 23 miles of pristine sun-sand beaches, The Atlantic Hotel is a 16-story boutique property offering 124 rooms, including 54 suites. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the AAA Four Diamond property features the Mediterranean-inspired Spa Atlantic, an award-winning culinary experience at Trina restaurant, and a refined list of personalized services and amenities.  The hotel’s fifth floor Ocean Terrace offers panoramic views of the Atlantic and features a heated swimming pool with chaise lounges and casual dining with tropical libations.  For reservations, call toll-free 866-318-1101. For more information, please call 954-567-8085 or visit



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