BROWARD COUNTY – April 1, 2022 – Hillsboro Beach Resort, which recently opened along the exclusive and scenic Hillsboro Mile in Deerfield Beach, today announces the appointment of Ann Durso to general manager. In this role, Durso oversees full operations of the 72-room boutique property and its newly opened waterfront restaurant, Roí. Durso assumes the position immediately and has already stepped into the role, overseeing all aspects of the resort’s day-to-day operations.

“We are happy to have Ann onboard to revamp our staff and guest experience,” said Scott Cornelius, Regional Director of Operations at Driftwood Hospitality Management. “She is a results-driven leader who we believe will put Hillsboro Beach Resort on the map as a top luxury beachside getaway. Hotel guests can expect to find themselves in a luxurious ambiance at this South Florida retreat that truly escapes the area’s hustle and bustle.”


Durso has over 20 years of hospitality experience that spans multicultural organizations. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science from Uppsala University Sweden and is an NLP master practitioner. Her career has included managerial and operational roles across hotels in Sweden, London and Chicago. She held the lauded role of Olympic operations manager for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and also previously managed her own event marketing company.

Prior to joining Hillsboro Beach Resort, Durso served as general manager at Gale Chicago operated under Menin Hospitality, where she led the hotel team’s performance management, worked on large maintenance projects, and spearheaded training initiatives for staff alongside union. She worked with IHG Hotels & Resorts for 10 years and Hilton Hotels for eight years.

With her goal-oriented approach, Durso is determined to prioritize the staff and develop future leaders. Her goal is to craft a cozy luxury beachside getaway that serves as a tropical escape as well as a dining destination. Her passion and success in developing premier customer experiences will be key to Hillsboro Beach Resort’s success.


“Hillsboro Beach Resort is truly a gem with its secluded private beach and luxury boutique offerings. I am looking forward to creating magical experiences for our guests, beginning with our staff,” explained Durso. I believe positive reinforcement and training initiatives are integral to growing a star-performing team.”


Hillsboro Beach Resort, known for exclusivity and privacy, is the only resort located on Hillsboro Mile, known as “Millionaire’s Mile” for the numerous oceanfront mansions and luxury yachts lining the town’s street. Guests can expect to delight in internationally inspired cuisine at the resort’s oceanfront restaurant Roí and can relish in the ocean view from the resort pool or private beach.

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