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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island Names New Director Of Catering And Convention Services

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island has named David Leffew as its new director of catering and convention services.  In this position, Leffew will be responsible for overseeing the catering and conference services team, working with guests that host conventions and meetings, and managing social and wedding events to ensure the success of each event. 
 
Prior to working for Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, Leffew was the general manager of The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, N.J. Leffew was also the director of sales and general manager for LACENTRE Conference Center in Westlake, OH, where he oversaw meetings, conventions and weddings.
 
Indoor and outdoor function space is available at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, and includes its 10,000-square-foot Santee Ballroom, 7,000-square-foot Oceanfront Pavilion and 2,500-square-foot Savannah Ballroom. A portion of the Oceanside Pavilion includes glass panels and built-in space heaters to allow for year-round events, and additional outdoor terrace space is also available to accommodate group functions. Collectively, the resort’s function space can accommodate groups from eight to 800 individuals.
 
In 2013, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island received the “Best of the South” distinction by Meetings Focus, a trade magazine dedicated to covering the meeting and convention industry. The resort was one of three South Carolina properties to receive the “Best of the South” distinction. It also was named ConventionSouth’s ‘Top New or Renovated Meeting Site’ of 2013.
 
“David’s expertise in the hospitality industry, an over-the-top work ethic and outstanding leadership qualities make him a invaluable asset to lead our catering and convention services team,” said Jay Wiendl, general manager of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. 
 
Leffew received a bachelors degree in organizational leadership from Miami University in Oxford, OH, in 2002.
 
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is located at 130 Shipyard Drive in Hilton Head Island, S.C.  For more information about Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, visit www.sonesta.com/hiltonheadisland
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is a AAA approved Four Diamond resort offering 340 guestrooms and suites overlooking lushly landscaped semitropical gardens, with spectacular beach and lagoon-style swimming pool. Its first-class amenities include several dining options, health spa, fitness center and lap pool. The resort also features 22,500 square feet of meeting and event space, including a beachfront Pavilion and a 24-hour business center. Complimentary transportation is provided to and from the world-class golf and tennis offerings available within Hilton Head’s Shipyard complex. The resort is situated 45 miles from Savannah, GA, and seven miles from Hilton Head Island airport, in an area surrounded by outdoor recreation, shopping and fine dining.
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