Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Promotes Lisa Namour to General Manager
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton, announces the promotion of Lisa Namour to General Manager, where she will oversee all operations and continue rolling out the property's new programs and offerings, according to Area General Manager John Parkinson. Namour first joined Bahia Mar as its sales and marketing director in 2015 and has since been integral to the property's repositioning and redesign. She will be responsible for elevating guest experiences and plans to take the 296-room hotel to the next level in terms of service and programming.
"I'm thrilled by the opportunity to lead Bahia Mar as General Manager," said Namour. "My first calls to action are to build a strong hotel culture with our internal talent that exemplifies both Hilton & Bahia Mar's future, while taking our guest experience to the next level by surprising and delighting their experience based on their individual preferences."
Namour is a proven leader at Bahia Mar, having successfully built a new sales and catering team in her three-year tenure. She increased group business and boosted local catered functions in the hotels newly renovated ballrooms and meeting space area.
"We are very excited to have Lisa Namour," said James Tate, Bahia Mar co-owner and CEO of Tate Capital. "Her background, experience in hospitality and dedication to this property have been a tremendous asset."
Prior to her time at Bahia Mar, Lisa Namour led the food & beverage program for the Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training facility in Vero Beach and spent years leading top hotel brands, including Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, LLC and Thayer Lodging Group. She has opened and transitioned several properties, including the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, the transition of the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center St. Louis to the Hilton family and the transition of Wyndham Miami Hotel to the Sheraton Miami Airport & Executive Meeting Center.
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Bahia Mar -- a DoubleTree by Hilton -- is the iconic centerpiece of Fort Lauderdale Beach nestled between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. The 40-acre, 296-room property with two ocean view suites has completed a $7 million redesign in November 2017. The renovation has upgraded the hotel's main tower including 181 guestrooms, common spaces and 28,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Known for being the home of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Bahia Mar features an impressive 250-slip marina that accommodates 100 mega-yachts, offers 3,000 ft. of parallel dockage and boasts more than four miles of floating docks. The marina is one component of the hotel's range of amenities and services, which also includes a swimming pool, tennis courts, onsite shops, The Market and its restaurant, Breezes. Guests and locals alike are welcome to enjoy the day in the ocean; hang out by the popular pool bar Waves Rooftop Pool Bar and Grill; and participate in the property's many fun-filled activities and programming like tennis, bike riding, fishing excursions and various water sports. Bahia Mar has an ideal location in Fort Lauderdale Beach, sitting directly across from the sandy white beach. The hotel is also in walking distance to Fort Lauderdale's well-known attractions including the International Swimming Hall of Fame, Las Olas Boulevard and the city's popular water taxi route and is a short drive to the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades Cruise Terminal.
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