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Miami Beach, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2013) - Fontainebleau Miami Beach announces the appointment of John Garland to the position of Vice President of Finance.  In this position, John will direct and oversee all aspects of the finance and accounting functions of the iconic 20-acre, 1,504-room oceanfront resort. Additionally, he will provide leadership in the development for the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives and ensure professional and ethical financial practices across departments.

"John's proven track record of success as a financial leader in the hospitality industry aligns him with our business strategy," said Phil Goldfarb, President and Chief Operating Officer, Fontainebleau Miami Beach. "With his expertise in driving efficiency and productivity, we are confident John will contribute to Fontainebleau's continued growth and financial performance."  

John brings more than 30 years of financial hospitality experience to the position, including 11 years working with Starwood Hotels and resort properties including Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida, The Westin Aruba Resort, The Westin/Sheraton Our Lucaya Resort on Grand Bahama Island, and The St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado. Most recently, John served as Vice President of Finance at Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, where he played a crucial role in setting record property profitability in both the first and second years in his position.  John earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from California State University Fullerton.

For general information and accommodations at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, visit or call 1.877.512.8002.

About Fontainebleau Miami Beach

A spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury, Fontainebleau Miami Beach merges striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and technology into a vibrant guest experience.  A revered landmark and symbol of style and sophistication since its opening in 1954, Fontainebleau Miami Beach boasts 1,504 guestrooms and suites appointed with lavish amenities and iMacs; 12 restaurants and lounges including three AAA Four Diamond signature restaurants Gotham Steak, Scarpetta and Hakkasan; two dynamic nightlife venues including the world-famous LIV Nightclub; the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa with mineral-rich water therapies and invigorating treatments; a dramatic oceanfront pool-scape offering lush cabanas and sun loungers; and is home to BleauLive, the innovative concert series that combines intimate performances with memorable weekend escapes.  

For general information and accommodations at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, visit or call 1.877.512.8002.

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