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Key Management Group Names Albert Laclé
Chief Executive Officer

Linwood, New Jersey, August 2009 … Key Management Group has announced the appointment of Albert Laclé as Chief Executive Officer for the hospitality management company.  Mr. Laclé previously served as partner for Key Management Group, which operates hotels and resorts in the United States, the Caribbean and in Central America. 

"It is with great pleasure that I assume new responsibilities at Key Management Group,” said Mr. Laclé.  “Our company has built a terrific executive team and an exciting portfolio of properties.  I look forward to spending more of my time and energy growing our portfolio, with a particular emphasis on the Caribbean.”

A native of Aruba, Albert Laclé is well suited for his new responsibilities, to which he brings 20 years of executive-level hospitality management experience.  This includes several years with Key Management Group, a company he co-founded in March of 2000. 

Mr. Laclé has previously served as regional vice president of sales and marketing for Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading hospitality management firm specializing in hotels, resorts and conference centers.  He has also held the title of executive director of sales and marketing at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, one of the state’s largest casino hotels.  Mr. Laclé is a past vice president of marketing for the Sands Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he developed highly successful sales and marketing programs that enabled the hotel to move out of Chapter 11 and return to profitability. 

Earlier in his career, Mr. Laclé co-founded and served as senior vice president of marketing for Inter-Hotels Hospitality Service of Fort Lauderdale, a management company specializing in Caribbean hotels and resorts. 

Albert Laclé was born in Oranjestad, Aruba, and is a naturalized United States citizen.  He is fluent in Spanish, Papiamento (the native language of Aruba), Dutch, and English.  He resides in Galloway, New Jersey.

About Key Management Group
Key Management Group operates hotels, casinos and resorts within the United States, Central America and the Caribbean. The company specializes in growing the brand and enhancing the profitability of each property within its management portfolio through dynamic operations, and strategic sales & marketing programming.  With its team of seasoned professionals, Key Management Group brings decades of real-world experience to the company’s hospitality management services, including expertise in hotel operations, sales and marketing, comprehensive feasibility research, and acquisition and pre-opening consultation.   For more information on Key Management Group, call 609-653-4321 or visit

Key Management Group Properties
Key Management Group’s properties within the United States include The Waterford of Juno Beach, Florida ( and The Eldon Luxury Suites Hotel, located in Washington, DC.  The company’s properties in Central America are Sandy Point Resort in San Pedro, Belize (; Belizean Shores Resort, located in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize (; Belizean Cove Estates, of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize (; and Coco Beach Resort of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize (  In the Caribbean, Key Management Group operates The Ramada Grand Caymanian Resort Crystal Harbour in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (  For more information on Key Management Group or the properties in their management portfolio, visit


Ben P. Rose
Chief Operating Officer
609.653.4321 /  888.653.4321

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