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Douglas Hustad Named Managing Director of 392-room Turnberry
Isle Miami in Aventura, Florida

AVENTURA, Fla. – Sept. 8, 2011 – Turnberry Hotel Group recently announced the appointment of Douglas Hustad as managing director of Turnberry Isle Miami.  He will lead all aspects of the 300-acre resort and golf club’s operations.

Hustad is an accomplished professional with more than 25 years experience in hospitality leadership positions. For the past seven years, he was Vice President/General Manager of The Inn on Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.  There, he managed hotel operations and product development, helping earn the property numerous awards, including Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels, Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.

Hustad previously served in various management positions at several Ritz-Carlton properties and The Peabody Memphis Hotel.  He began his career with Stouffer hotels.

Turnberry Hotel Group, a division of South Florida-based Turnberry Group of Companies, announced earlier this week it will manage Turnberry Isle Miami (formerly Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort).  Turnberry created Turnberry Isle in the 1970s and reacquired the resort in 2006.

“Douglas’s prior success and passionate attention to detail make him the ideal leader for the renewed Turnberry Isle Miami,” said C. Scott Rohm, President of Turnberry Hotel Group.

Hustad earned his bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and is a Certified Hotel Administrator.

Founded more than five decades ago by Donald Soffer, Turnberry’s signature properties include Aventura Mall, Fontainebleau Miami Beach and Porto Vita in South Florida, Turnberry Place and The Residences at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Union Station hotel in Nashville, Tenn., and Destin Commons in Florida’s Emerald Coast.

About Turnberry Isle Miami
A South Florida landmark, Turnberry Isle Miami is recognized as one of the Leading Hotels of the World and was selected as one of the World’s Best Resorts in 2011 by Travel + Leisure magazine. The 300-acre property features 392 spacious guest rooms and suites, two world-class 18-hole championship golf courses, 25,000-square-foot Spa & Fitness center rated Four-Star by Forbes, private Beach Club, 40,000-square-foot conference center, state-of-the-art tennis center and Michael Mina’s BOURBON STEAK, voted “Best Steak in America” by Esquire Magazine. For more information, visit or call (305) 932-6200.

About Turnberry Hotel Group
Turnberry Hotel Group, and its affiliates, provide world-class asset and hotel management for luxury, full- and select-service hotels. Adhering to long-held Turnberry standards of excellence, Turnberry Hotel Group properties are renowned for their quality, personalized services, inviting amenities, exceptional guest relations and unparalleled attention to detail. The Turnberry Hotel Group portfolio includes Turnberry Isle Miami in Aventura, Fla., Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Union Station, A Wyndham Historic Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., Hilton Nashville Downtown, Sheraton Orlando Downtown, Marriott Downtown Orlando, Residence Inn by Marriott and Courtyard by Marriott in Aventura, Fla., and Hampton Inn in Hallandale Beach, Fla. 

Matt Levinson
O’Connell & Goldberg, Inc.
(954) 964-9098

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Also See: Turnberry Hotel Group Takes Back Mangement of the Turnberry Isle Hotel & Resort in Aventura, Florida, Drops Fairmont Flag / August 2011
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