News for the Hospitality Executive
|Denver, CO – October 1, 2009 – Ted Watson has
been named Vice President of Marketing and Sales for CoCo Key Water
Resort, based out of Denver, CO.
Mr. Watson brings in-depth experience in the entertainment and hospitality sector to his new position at CoCo Key, where he will oversee all marketing, sales, and public relations responsibilities for the brand. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Disney Vacation Club, a company that he has worked with for the last 17 years. His leadership positions there included Director of Sales, Manager- Central Florida Tourism Marketing, and Manager- New Product Development.
A native of Florida, Watson attended the University of Central Florida where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. He has been active in industry initiatives such as the Chairman’s League, American Resort Development Association and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Partners in Excellence recognition.
“Ted’s extensive marketing and sales background will be an asset during this exciting time as we continue to grow Coco Key Water Resort into the premier destination for both business and leisure travelers,” said Ed Baklor, Divisional Vice President, CoCo Key Water Resort.
About CoCo Key Water Resorts
CoCo Key Water Resorts, created in partnership with Wave Development LLC and Sage Hospitality Resources, are the newest water resort development throughout the United States, offering a Key West-themed paradise for family adventure getaways. Managed and developed by Sage Hospitality Resources, one of the nation’s leading hotel management and development companies, CoCo Key Water Resort properties are currently open in the following cities: Arlington Heights and Rockford, IL, Omaha, NE, Kansas City, MO, Columbus and Cincinnati, OH, Waterbury, CT, Mount Laurel, NJ, Fitchburg and Danvers, MA. A new resort, located in Orlando, FL, is scheduled to open in the spring of 2010.
About Sage Hospitality
About Sage Hospitality Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality has strategically grown into one of the largest privately held hotel management and development companies in the nation operating a variety of large, full-service hotels and a number of extended stay and select-service properties. Sage Hospitality's comprehensive management portfolio includes major international brands for Marriott, Starwood, Hilton and IHG as well as the independent boutique hotels the Oxford and the Curtis in Denver. Sage Hospitality has further differentiated with the creation of the Sage Restaurant Group, which has created and is managing 5 unique restaurant concepts including the award winning Mercat a la Planxa in Chicago. The company developed the innovative CoCo Key water resort brand with 10 destination properties currently open. For more information, please visit www.sagehospitality.com
Regional Director of Marketing
CoCo Key Water Resort
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