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Tim Michaud Named as General Manager of the 500-room International Palms
Resort and Conference Center Cocoa Beach in Florida

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (October 19, 2012) – The International Palms Resort and Conference Center Cocoa Beach has announced the addition of Tim Michaud, General Manager to the resort’s executive team. In his new role, Michaud will be responsible for the oversight and management of staff, all food and beverage outlets and sales and marketing initiatives at the 500-room oceanfront resort.

Michaud brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience to the International Palms Resort, with the majority of his career in the local area at both branded and non-branded properties.  He spent the last six years as the Resort Manager/COO at Captain Hiram’s Resort in Sebastian, Fla. where he directed day-to-day operations of the resort, marina, restaurants, bars and meeting space, while assisting in the conversion of the property from a flagged to a boutique hotel.  Prior to his time at Captain Hiram’s Resort, Michaud was General Manager of the Crown Plaza, Indialantic, Fla. for five years , during which time he oversaw a $35 million renovation and helped earn the property the number 11 ranking in best hotel OSI for Crown Plaza in North America. Michaud earned his degree from the University of Rhode Island.

Set within 16 acres of tropical paradise along Florida’s pristine Atlantic shoreline in Cocoa Beach, the International Palms Resort and Conference Center is the largest resort on Florida’s Space Coast. Meandering walkways lead guests throughout the resort and its exceptional amenities, including a 150,000-gallon heated Junior Olympic pool; pirate-themed kid’s pool; and sports complex with tennis courts, shuffle board, sand volleyball, and half-court basketball.  Guests can also enjoy the resort’s full-service beach activities center; XL game room/arcade; complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms; four restaurants and lounges; and weekly live entertainment and shows for adults and children alike.

The International Palms is just minutes from Kennedy Space Center Visitor-Complex, Port Canaveral, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and the world-famous Ron Jon Surf Shop.   From corporate meetings and business events to conventions and waterfront weddings, the resort can accommodate up to 600 guests within its 13,000 square feet of flexible indoor space, and 15,000 square feet of breathtaking outdoor function space.

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Hope Sarzier
Hayworth Creative Public Relations

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Hospitality Ventures Management Group Names Current GM of The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, David Rijos, as Area General Manager for New Independent Brands; Rijos Assumes Oversight of the International Palms Resort and Conference Center in Orlando and Cocoa Beach, Florida / January 2012


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