|March 2015||USA Today||There's a new hotel trend....|
|March 2015||Sun-Sentinel||More spring tourists filling hotels|
|February 2015||Hotel Interactive||Sonesta Fort Lauderdale launches Daily Delights program|
|December 2014||Sun-Sentinel||Tourism outlook sunny in 2015|
Eduardo Fernandez is a seasoned hospitality industry professional with more than 30 years of diverse hospitality experience. Fernandez began his career at Le Centre Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Montreal and went on to manage numerous properties for Sheraton Hotels and Resorts in Boston, New York, Delaware and Miami. He then went on to work with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, where he served in various roles including Senior Director of Operations for New Builds and Transitions and managed various properties for W Hotels.
Most recently, Fernandez spent two years serving as general manager of B Ocean Fort Lauderdale, where he played a key role in the successful turnaround of B Hotels & Resorts’ flagship hotel. Upon the 2014 sale of B Ocean, Fernandez was retained as general manager, and has since helped seamlessly transition the property into a successful new addition to the Sonesta Hotel & Resorts portfolio.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Jessica Quiroz brings more than 20 years of experience to hospitality sales and marketing and is responsible for the successful execution of the hotel’s strategy for all revenue generating areas, as well as overseeing the property’s advertising, public relations, social media and direct sales initiatives.
Most recently, Quiroz served as the hotel’s transient sales manager, a position in which she maintained and grew local and national corporate accounts through relationship building with travel agent professionals and groups. Prior to joining the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale team, Quiroz served as director of sales and marketing for Element by Westin Miami International Airport. She has also held various other positions within the hospitality industry including working for Marriott International, InterContinental Hotel Group and John Q. Hammonds Hotels & Resorts.
As Executive Chef , Jorge Cardenas oversees all aspects of the culinary experience and operations at Bistro, the hotel’s full-service beach-chic restaurant. Cardenas began his career in New York City’s Le Cirque 2000 and Café Boulud, where he trained under famed restaurateur and chef, Andrew Carmellini. Cardenas’ extensive culinary experience includes stints at some of the city’s finest restaurants and hotels, such as Café des Artistes, The Russian Tea Room and The Ritz Carlton. His achievements led him to Miami, where most recently Cardenas served as chef de cuisine at the Soho Beach House in Miami, Florida.