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Sage Hospitality Names Rebecca Kendig Director of Sales & Marketing
of il Lugano in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

October 6, 2011 (Ft. Lauderdale)
- Sage Hospitality has announced the appointment of Rebecca Kendig as Director of Sales & Marketing of il Lugano in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Kendig, who has spent more than ten years in management-level positions, will oversee all sales and marketing efforts for the stylish boutique address along the Intracoastal Waterway. She will be responsible for developing innovative strategies to increase business, including small meetings and events.

"Rebecca has gained impressive experience over her hotel sales career and we're pleased that she'll be putting it to good use attracting new clients to South Florida," said Michael Hatzfeld, General Manager of il Lugano.

Kendig joins il Lugano from the Crowne Plaza Ft. Lauderdale at Sawgrass Mills Mall, where she developed marketing initiatives for the hotel's website, advertising campaigns and local community as Director of Sales & Marketing.

An active and involved professional, Kendig has applied her passion to industry organizations and charitable efforts over the years, including the Central Pennsylvania Association for Female Executives; Pennsylvania Association for State Association Executives; Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Women's Council; and American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Born and raised in Lebanon, PA, Kendig earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. She resides in Plantation, Florida.

About Sage Hospitality

Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality has strategically grown into one of the largest privately held hotel management companies in the nation operating a variety of large, full-service hotels and 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.  Sage Hospitality has further differentiated with the creation of the Sage Restaurant Group, which has created and is managing 10 unique restaurant concepts including the acclaimed Mercat a la Planxa in Chicago. For more information, visit  

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