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HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY VETERAN GARY HYRE
NAMED GENERAL MANAGER
AT THE SAVOY HOTEL
MIAMI BEACH, FL - Hospitality veteran Gary Hyre has been appointed general manager for The Savoy Hotel, a historic, all-suite oceanfront boutique hotel located in the heart of South Miami Beach's art deco district, just steps away from exciting cafes, boutiques and nightlife on Ocean Drive. The announcement was made by Lee Weeks, chief executive officer of Coral Hospitality, the full-service hospitality management and Investment Company specializing in hotels, clubs, and residential property that was awarded the management contract in August 2011 for the landmark property that in the past decade expanded to include the iconic Arlington Hotel.
With 25 years of hospitality experience in grand opening planning, staff recruitment, customer service training and operational consulting, Hyre is well-suited to direct its $1 million property refreshment program and manage and oversee all operations and guest services for the 75-suite, 2-acre oceanfront property known for its art deco tripartite architecture. Fashioned for an intimate experience, the property features private direct access to the beach, two free-form swimming pools with cabanas, a 3,640 sq. ft. oceanview sundeck, fitness room, in addition to The Terrace, the hotel's poolside restaurant; Albert's Place, a private dining room; the Arlington Ballroom; and Oceanview Terrace for outdoor weddings and social functions.
"We are pleased to have Gary Hyre to lead our renovations, repositioning and operations efforts at The Savoy Hotel that continues to be an iconic jewel on South Beach," said Weeks. "Given Gary's extensive background with luxury hotel and resort properties that are recognized worldwide for their exemplary operations and personalized guest service, we know our dedicated staff and guests will benefit from his experience, expertise, and vision."
Prior to joining The Savoy Hotel, Hyre, a native of Pittsburgh, PA, held a 13-year tenure with Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company where he produced record setting financial results, while maintaining strict Mobile 5Star and AAA 5 Diamond service standards and maintaining a successful track record of customer service results, leadership development and process improvement for its properties in Naples, FL (5-star, 5-diamond); Laguna Beach, CA (5-star, 5-diamond); Pasadena, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Marina Del Ray, CA: Amelia Island, FL. He was a team member recipient of the Presidents Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award, and Conde` Nast Traveler, #1 Resort Worldwide for Ritz-Carlton Naples.
During his career, he has also held tenures with Florida Central Appraisal Inc., Lake Placid, FL as owner/operator; The Club at Olde Cypress in Naples, FL as general manager, GLH Consulting Group in Naples, FL as customer service and leadership training consultant serving clientele that included The Club at Fiddler's Creek, Hardy Development Group, and The Atlantis Hotel Resort Bahamas. A native of (home town), he graduated from Boston University, Business School of Hospitality.
The Savoy Hotel, owned by Savoy Hotel Partners and under the management of Coral Hospitality, is located at 425 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach FL. It is a 10-minute drive to Miami International Airport and The Port of Miami. For more information and reservations, visit online at www.savoymiami.com or 800-237-2869.
About Coral Hospitality:
Coral Hospitality, ranked a Top 5 independent management firm for the past eight years, is a full-service hospitality management and investment company specializing in beach, mountain and golf resorts. Coral Hospitality has widened its spectrum to include a diverse portfolio of resorts, hotels, condominiums, private golf clubs, spas and community associations. Currently managing a collection of more than 25 properties throughout the southeastern United States and Caribbean, Coral Hospitality operates each with a core belief in providing thoughtful service in unique surroundings. Coral Hospitality continues to pursue a growth plan to enhance its portfolio with new resorts and clubs, as well as identifying additional capital partners with similar interests in developing and managing unique properties within the hospitality industry For more information, visit www.CoralHospitality.com.