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Michal Sabata Named as Director of Food & Beverage for the 500-room
International Palms Resort and Conference Center Cocoa Beach in Florida

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (February 5, 2013) – The International Palms Resort and Conference Center Cocoa Beach has announced the addition of Michal Sabata, Director of Food & Beverage, to the resort’s executive team. In his new role, Sabata will be responsible for the oversight and management of all food and beverage initiatives in the four onsite restaurants and eateries and for the banquet space.

Sabata brings more than 15 years of experience in culinary talent to his role at International Palms Resort.  Most recently he served as Director and Executive Chef at the Ramada Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. after spending two years as the Executive Chef and Manager at the four-star Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club in Celebration, Fla.  During his time at Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club, Sabata was responsible for a total revitalization of the food and beverage department while managing eight dining outlets on property, serving nearly 1,000 customers each day. Prior to that, he spent several years in the Orlando area at the four-star Lake Buena Vista Resort in Downtown Disney, four-star Sheraton Suites and three-star Sheraton Four Points. Sabata attended the University of Central Florida and Charles University in the Czech Republic, earning a degree in hotel management and culinary arts.

About International Palms Resort and Conference Center
Set within 16 acres of tropical paradise along Florida’s pristine Atlantic shoreline in Cocoa Beach, the 500-room 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 Palmsis 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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