Donelle Zunker Appointed as General Manager at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa announces the appointment of Donelle Zunker as general manager. With nearly 30 years of experience, Zunker will be responsible for overseeing the distinguished hotel's 650 guestrooms, pool and beach amenities, various dining outlets, and lively programming.
A Marriott International team member for 28 years, Zunker joins the refined oceanfront resort from the Renaissance and Marriott Atlanta Airport Gateway where she served as dual manager of the properties. In this role, she recently broke all-time records in total revenue, profit and profit margin for Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway while the Renaissance exceeded expectations in all areas.
"A true Marriott veteran, Donelle possesses the talent and experience to lead our dynamic team," said Christopher Bielski, Director of Sales and Marketing. "We are confident that she will surpass our expectations and be integral to the resort's success."
Prior to joining Renaissance and Marriott Atlanta Airport Gateway, Zunker served as regional senior director of sales on Marriott International's Central Regional team. Working closely with 83 hotels, she developed strategies to grow revenue and market share across the region. This position led her to her role as area director for South/West Florida select service, Extended Stay and AC Hotels where she was responsible for $90 million in sales while overseeing 16 hotels.
A Midwest native, Zunker realized her passion for hospitality while attending Purdue University, where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Restaurant, Tourism and Institutional Management. She later earned a Master's in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.