ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. (March 26, 2019) – Named the No. 4 resort in Florida by Condé Nast Traveler readers, One Ocean Resort & Spa proudly welcomes Darren Keener to lead the sales and marketing efforts at the resort. Bringing diverse training and nearly 13 years of experience with a background in the luxury resort realm, Keener is charged with growing the resort’s business.
“Darren’s extensive market knowledge has enabled him to make a positive impact from day one and we are excited to have him lead our sales and catering teams,” said David Mariotti, general manager of One Ocean Resort & Spa. “His innovative approach and dedication to the client relationships makes me certain that he will be an asset to the growth of the resort experience.”
Joining One Ocean Resort & Spa from eight years with Omni Hotels and Resorts, Keener most recently managed efforts at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Fla. as the associate director of sales, where he consistently drove sales results while developing new sales leaders and staff. Prior to Amelia Island, Keener was the national sales manager at Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Ga., receiving accolades as a four year President’s Circle Award Winner, Sales Team of the Year winner and two-year finalist for Sales Manager of the Year. Keener also previously held sales manager positions at Hyatt Regency Miami and Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
On the start of his leadership at One Ocean Resort & Spa, Keener said, “The team is an experienced and talented group of professionals who have made this move an exciting transition. I’m motivated to build from our current success to drive growth for 2019 and beyond at this first-class resort.”
As Northeast Florida’s only artfully inspired, boutique resort, One Ocean Resort & Spa is prominently located oceanfront on Atlantic Beach. Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler year after year as a top five “must experience” getaway in Florida, the 193 ocean view rooms are adorned with One Ocean Docents, who serve as individualized, intuitive hosts, acting as a private concierge for guests’ needs. With signature restaurant, Azurea’s established food & wine personality, the seasonal menu showcases an eclectic tribute to fresh coastal cuisine. Guests enjoy a private pool with boardwalk to miles of white sand beach and a full service spa, creating a respite with floor-to-ceiling windows touting beautiful views of the rolling surf.