MIRAMAR BEACH, FL, (April 7, 2016) — Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast, today announced it is strengthening its business development team with the appointment of a key sales executive.
Melissa Lipton, CMP has joined the team as National Sales Manager to oversee the resort’s sales efforts inclusive of group rooms business in the Chicago and Midwest, and Washington DC/Virginia markets.According to Dan Keyser, Executive Director – Resort Sales, Melissa brings significant experience and leadership to the resort. “Based in Chicago, Melissa will be a tremendous asset to our existing and new clients in these important markets. Her long track record of successful group stewardship, sales solicitation, meeting management, site inspections and account management in Northwest Florida and around the globe will serve our expanding client base well. Her experience with bringing corporate, association and incentive groups to the Emerald Coast is an outstanding addition to the Sandestin team.”
A Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) since 2007, Lipton brings more than 20 years of hospitality sales management to this position. She has served in roles spanning from Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager and Director of Group Sales for hotel and resort properties in the US Virgin Islands, Northwest Florida, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Chicago and Washington, DC markets. Melissa can be reached at MelissaLipton@Sandestin.com.
About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a major destination for all seasons and all ages, and was named the #1 Resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring more than 1,250 vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife. People are invited to download Sandestin’s APP for iPhone and Android devices, or become a Facebook Fan or Twitter follower for the latest events and news.
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