GREG KAYLOR TO DIRECT MAJOR RENOVATION AND RESTORATION OF ICONIC HOTEL
BOCA RATON, FL (March 9, 2010)—The Boca Raton Bridge Hotel has appointed hospitality industry veteran Greg Kaylor as General Manager to lead plans to restore, renovate and reposition the iconic boutique waterfront luxury hotel. Kaylor will direct the multi-million dollar transformation initiative now underway for the 121-room hotel known for its unparalleled ocean and Intracoastal views from every room and two of the most popular restaurants in Palm Beach County: Carmen’s, At The Top of The Bridge, an a la carte fine dining and dancing venue with sweeping panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway and home to one of the region’s finest Sunday Brunches, and WaterColors Restaurant & Bar, the only open-to-the-public on-the-water dining in Boca Raton.
Under his direction, improvements to the hotel and the transformation plan to restore the property — which features a balcony in every guest room— to a four-star status is scheduled for completion in approximately 18 months. The major renovation of WaterColors Restaurant & Bar has been completed with major renovations to Carmen’s Restaurant, the property entrance which will boast a new grand “sense of arrival” and street side entry statement set amidst a new majestic landscape, hotel lobby, front desk, meeting rooms, guestrooms and commercial space, and marina enhancement plan now in the design stages and will advance with construction in the immediate future.
Kaylor, who has served in the hospitality industry for more than 35 years, has a diverse background in all facets of the lodging industry. Prior to joining The Boca Raton Bridge Hotel, he spent nearly 19 years with Miami-based TECTON Hospitality and Desires Hotels, the Boutique division of TECTON. Serving tenures as Vice President of Operations, and Director of Operations while with TECTON, Kaylor held direct operational oversight responsibilities for more than 100 properties both Franchised and Independent hotels throughout the United States and the Caribbean, including The Boca Raton Bridge Hotel from 2005 to 2007. Properties ranged from two-diamond to five-star, branded and independent hotels including luxury boutique operations, condo golf resorts and island resort properties.
During his tenure as Director of Operations, TECTON/Desires was named and honored as the “Best Hotel Management Company” by Lodging Hospitality. Serving as a Florida Real Estate Broker for more than 25 years, Kaylor is respected for his working knowledge of the financial and valuation aspects of the hospitality industry and has performed or assisted in the due diligence process in excess of 75 hotel properties throughout the United States.
In addition to the hospitality industry, Kaylor has an extensive background in operational oversight of commercial properties consisting of indoor shopping malls, strip shopping centers, apartment complexes, condominiums, golf course operations, and boat marinas as well the ownership of two free standing restaurants during his career.
The Boca Raton Bridge Hotel is located at 999 East Camino Real, Boca Raton FL 33432-6311. For reservations and information about this pet-friendly, all-balcony waterfront hotel, call (561) 368-9500 or toll-free (866) 909-2622, or visit www.bocaratonbridgehotel.com.