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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 December 2019...

Hotel Law: A Labor Crisis and Cyber Security

According to a recent study, the hospitality industry accounted for 2.9 trillion dollars in sales and in the U.S. alone, was responsible for 1 in 9 jobs. In an industry of that scope and dimension, legal issues touch every aspect of a hotel's operation, and legal services are required in order to conform to all prevailing laws and regulations. Though not all hotels face the same issues, there are some industry-wide subjects that are of concern more broadly. One of those matters is the issue of immigration and how it affects the ability of hotels to recruit qualified employees. The hotel industry is currently facing a labor crisis; the U.S. Labor Department estimates that there are 600,000 unfilled jobs in the industry. Part of the problem contributing to this labor shortage is the lack of H2B visas for low-skilled workers, combined with the difficulty in obtaining J-1 visas for temporary workers. Because comprehensive immigration reform is not being addressed politically, hotel managers expect things are going to get worse before they get better. Corporate cyber security is another major legal issue the industry must address. Hotels are under enormous pressure in this area given the large volume of customer financial transactions they handle daily. Recently, a federal court ruled that the Federal Trade Commission had the power to regulate corporate cyber security, so it is incumbent on hotels to establish data security programs in order to prevent data breaches. The lack of such programs could cause hotels to face legal threats from government agencies, class action lawsuits, and damage to their brand image if a data breach should occur. These are just two of the critical issues that the December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.