OVERLAND PARK, KS (May 26, 2010) — Global Connections, Inc. (www.exploregci.com) has selected Lou Anne Karlin to become General Manager of its Beso Del Sol Resort condotel in Dunedin, Florida. Karlin has more than six years experience in the hospitality arena focusing on property management and event planning.
“By utilizing Lou Anne’s expertise to promote onsite rentals, we are transforming the Beso Del Sol Resort into a highly popular destination for special gatherings,” commented Catherine Wunder, VP of Operations for Global Connections.
In addition to providing traditional property management services, Karlin has implemented a new marketing focus for resort rentals by soliciting guests for weddings, family and special events, corporate retreats and charitable causes.
Adds Karlin, “We are encouraging small and regional corporations along with non-profit groups to hold their events at the Beso Del Sol Resort. By offering such a beautiful venue, we have helped highlight many good causes and brought business to the City of Dunedin. In just a short time, we have welcomed corporate team-building gatherings and a televised cooking show. In June, Beso Del Sol will host the ‘Blooming Luau’ benefiting Blooming Place for Kids, a camp for children living in foster care.”
Global Connections was selected last year to handle property management services for the resort. Karlin and her staff provide all condominium maintenance and housekeeping services on behalf of the condo owners and manage the on-site rental and guest services office for owners desiring to participate in Global’s rental program.
Located on the West Coast of Florida, Beso Del Sol Resort is one of four company-owned resorts. After its purchase in July 2008, the waterfront property underwent a multi-million dollar renovation project of the nearly 80 units and common areas. The whole ownership condominiums include a mix of garden and Gulf-view studio units, as well as one- and two-bedroom condominiums, plus direct Gulf-front studio units. Amenities include two swimming pools, hot tub, waterfront sundeck, fitness center and private pier with boat slips, plus a tiki bar and grill. A waterfront venue for special events and corporate meetings is scheduled for a fall opening.
Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, the 14-year old Global Connections’ (www.exploregci.com) travel club enjoys a membership base of over 150,000. The company has developed and owns many of its properties like the Beso Del Sol Resort, with resorts currently located in Florida, California and Tennessee. Global Connections also owns multiple resort condominium units in Florida, Hawaii, Missouri, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.
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SOURCE: Global Connections