Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort Names Kerry Mitruska as Director of Sales & Marketing

. June 06, 2017

**DAYTONA BEACH, FL. June 6, 2017 - Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort has appointed Kerry Mitruska as director of sales and marketing. Mitruska brings more than 30 years of hospitality industry experience to the position.

In his new role, Mitruska will lead the resort's sales and marketing teams and guide efforts to continue elevating Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort as a premier destination for groups and leisure travelers. As the resort nears completion of a $25 million renovation, Mitruska will focus on driving brand growth and applying his extensive experience in the high-end resort category to enhance sales programs and marketing strategies.

“We are grateful for the depth of experience and knowledge Kerry brings to our sales and marketing team,” said Jim Berkley, Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort general manager. “His addition comes at a pivotal time as we near the finish line of our hotel's multi-million dollar renovation.”

Prior to joining Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, Mitruska was director of sales and marketing at Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Fla. In that role, he led a large sales and catering team and managed marketing, digital and public relations efforts for the resort.

Additionally, Mitruska has held sales and marketing leadership positions with the Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach and numerous 4 Diamond properties, including Naples Grande Beach Resort and Boca Raton Resort & Club. Further, Mitruska's luxury resort experience includes positions with Ritz-Carlton properties in Australia and Naples, Fla. and with Four Seasons in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand. He also has hotel management company experience, having held positions with LXR Resorts, Interstate Hotels and Coral Hospitality.

A graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, Mitruska received his bachelor's degree in hospitality management and associate of science in recreation and leisure management.

About Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village: Located in the heart of Daytona Beach and steps away from the city's best oceanside shopping and visitor attractions, Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort is a family-oriented and pet-friendly property offering world-class amenities on Florida's famed Atlantic coastline. The hotel is home to 744 rooms, including 32 suites and 30 beachfront cabana suites, as well as two resort-style pools, beachside cabanas, a spa, gift shop, fitness center, seasonal events, kid-friendly activities and several premiere restaurant and bar venues for every taste. In addition, Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort offers more than 60,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor space for meetings, weddings and other special events. For more information, visit DaytonaHilton.com or call 386-254-8200.

Media contact:

Tambry Slavich
T: 5049623711
E: treed@z-comm.com

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