Sonesta Fort Lauderdale

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Media Coverage

Coverage in the media about the hotel

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



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Press Trips

The hotel's media contact will consider requests to visit the hotel based on availability and evaluation of the assignment.

Media Contact:
Hemsworth Communications
sonestaftl@hemsworthcommunications.com
954.716.7614



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Management Profile

Profile of Key Management Executives

Eduardo Fernandez
General Manager
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.

Francis Purvey
Director of Sales & Marketing
With more than 20 years of experience in destination and hospitality sales and marketing, Purvey was assistant director of tourism for Bermuda, where he spearheaded a number of successful programs. He later moved to the U.S., where he continued his career as director of marketing and leisure sales at the Radisson Suite Resort (now Marriott Sand Key) in Clearwater, Florida.  He spent 13 years in this position and was credited with developing a strategic marketing and sales plans that led to significant success for the resort financially, as well as in customer service and guest satisfaction.  Since leaving Clearwater, Purvey has served as director of sales and marketing for Bahia Mar Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale as well as Radisson’s two Caribbean properties in Aruba and St. Martin.