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Steve Dorcy Named General Manager of the Inn at Pelican Bay
in North Naples, Florida

NAPLES, Fla. (Dec. 11, 2009) – Steve Dorcy, a hotelier with 30 years experience managing four-and five-star independent resorts, has been named general manager of the newly upgraded Inn at Pelican Bay in North Naples. Prior to his appointment, Dorcy served as general manager of the Marriott Hotel in St. Petersburg where he and his team achieved the highest guest service scores for the state of Florida in 2009.  

“Steve’s experience, dedication and leadership skills make him the ideal candidate to take the Inn at Pelican Bay to the next level and achieve its full potential as one of the finest boutique hotels in Naples,” said Fred Hirschovits, founder and president of Twenty/Twenty Worldwide Hospitality, LLC, a Naples-based hotel management company that took over the management of the Inn at Pelican Bay on November 1, 2009.  Hirschovits explained that Dorcy is managing a major enhancement program at the inn that will be completed before year end including moving walls to enhance breakfast and reception areas, purchasing new pool, patio and verandah furniture, creating an enhanced fitness facility with Life Fitness equipment, installing new meeting room furniture and presentation equipment, and upgrading guest bedding with pillow top and European quality linens. 

Dorcy’s extensive hospitality background includes serving as the general manager of the Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, Plaza Resort & Spa, Sundial Beach & Tennis Resort and Hilton East Memphis where he and his team achieved #1 Hilton Hotel status for guest satisfaction in the U.S. for two years in a row.  He holds a hospitality management degree from Lynn University and has held leadership positions with a number of industry associations including serving as chairman of the Memphis Lodging Association. 

Industry recognition includes being named General Manager of the Year by Ocean Waters Development, Hotelier of the Year by Memphis Tennessee Hotel Lodging Association and receiving the White House staff “Above and Beyond” service award.

The Inn at Pelican Bay is a charming 100-room boutique hotel located in the heart of North Naples prestigious Pelican Bay neighborhood within a three-mile radius of Waterside Shops, Philharmonic Center for the Arts and The Naples Museum of Art. The Inn at Pelican Bay offers guests an inviting atmosphere and attentive service with breakfast on the terrace overlooking the lakefront pool and cocktails at the intimate InnCognito’s lobby bar. Meeting facilities include a boardroom with large screen television and presentation capabilities.

The Inn at Pelican Bay is located at 800 Vanderbilt Beach Road one block west of U.S. 41 in North Naples. For information and reservations, call 800-597-8770 or visit 


Amy Gravina

Also See: Oceans Resorts Names Steve Dorcy Vice President and General Manager of the Plaza Complex / February 2005
Michael R. McMahon Promoted to General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, Florida / December 2006
Benchmark Hospitality Appoints Robert Villalta Director of Operations and Finance at Naples Bay Resort, Naples, Florida / August 2008

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