NAPLES, Fla. (June 13, 2019) — LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, a luxury beachfront property located on private six-acre beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, has announced the hiring of a new member to its management team. Lijana Gavelyte has been named National Sales Manager.
Following the recent completion of a $30 million renovation and a 50th anniversary last year, the resort has renewed its commitment to bringing on board only the most accomplished professionals in their field. Meet the new team member:
Lijana Gavelyte boasts 12 years of hospitality sales experience, all of them in the Naples area. She arrives at LaPlaya after a successful tenure as Spa Group Sales Manager for the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. Prior to that, she served for 10 years at the Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, where she worked her way up the ranks. Lijana started as Assistant to the Director of Sales, was promoted to Spa Supervisor, then spent six years in group sales. Lijana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Affairs from Boston University. She speaks and writes English, German, Russian and her native Lithuanian.