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Ms. Viadero

Vanessa Viadero

Director of Marketing, Turnberry Isle Miami

Vanessa Viadero is a hospitality marketing executive with more than 6 years of experience in digital marketing, communications and brand strategy. Her brand roster includes Fontainebleau, three AAA Four-Diamond Restaurants: Scarpetta, Hakkasan, Gotham Steak and sbe's portfolio of hotel and restaurant brands: SLS, The Raleigh, The Redbury, The Townhouse, Bazaar by Jose Andres, Fi'lia by Michael Schwartz, Katusya, Cleo, K Ramen, The Restaurant at the Raleigh and Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails.

After starting her career in Public Relations, Ms. Viadero quickly found her niche in Hospitality Marketing.

Throughout her four-year tenure at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Ms. Viadero held various leadership positions, guiding the overall marketing strategy and overseeing two new restaurant concept launches: Michael Mina 74 and StripSteak by Michael Mina. Her digital marketing initiatives, strategic implementation of the resort's custom website and CRM platform garnered significant attention awarding her the title of Team Member of the Year in 2013.

Most recently, Ms. Viadero served as the Regional Director of Marketing for sbe's Miami Region overseeing five hotels and seven restaurant brands with a focus on the strategy and execution of their marketing and public relations initiatives aimed at driving direct revenue and increasing brand awareness.

Ms. Viadero earned a Masters' Degree from Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality Management and a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Marketing from Barry University. She currently serves on Barry University's Young Alumni Committee and is an active booster to the Women's Rowing Team.


Please visit http://www.turnberry.com for more information.

Ms. Viadero can be contacted at 786-279-6533 or vviadero@turnberry.com

Coming up in August 2020...

Food & Beverage: New Technological Innovations

In the past few years, hotel food and beverage departments have experienced significant growth. Managers are realizing just how much revenue potential this sector holds, both in terms of additional revenue and as a means to enhance the guest experience. As a result, substantial investments are being made in F&B operations as a way to satisfy hotel guests but also to keep pace with the competition. Though it has been a trend for many years, the Farm-to-Table movement shows no signs of abating. Hotel chains are abandoning corporate restaurants and are instead partnering with local chefs to create locally-influenced dining options. Local, farm-sourced ingredients paired with specialty beverages or local wine also satisfies the increasing demand from Millennial travelers who are eager to travel sustainably and contribute to a positive impact. A farm-to-table F&B program also helps to support the local economy, which builds community goodwill. Also popular are "Self-Serv" and "Grab & Go" options. These concepts stem from an awareness that a guest's time is limited and if a hotel can supply them with fast, fresh, food and beverage choices, then so much the better for them. Plus, by placing these specialty kiosks in areas that might be traditionally under-utilized (the lobby, for instance), they can become popular destination locations. Of course, there are new technological innovations as well. In-room, on-screen menus allow guests to order from any restaurant on the property, and some hotels are partnering with delivery companies that make it possible for guests to order food from any restaurant in the area. Also, many hotels are implementing in-room, voice-activated devices, so ordering food via an AI-powered assistant will soon become mainstream as well. The August issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these developments and document what some leading hotels are doing to expand this area of their business.