Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Appoints Michael Dutton as Director of Sales and Marketing
Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach today announced the appointment of Michael Dutton as director of sales and marketing. Effective immediately, Dutton will be responsible for overseeing the property's sales and marketing strategy, while implementing short- and long- term initiatives to elevate awareness around the hotel's expanding wedding and meetings space. His appointment comes as the hotel nears completion of a multi-year renovation, with a planned November relaunch.
"We are excited to welcome someone of Michael's caliber to the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach family and feel he will make a terrific impact on the future of our hotel," said Eduardo Fernandez, general manager of Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach. "Michael's extensive hospitality experience and deep roots in our local business community make him a great addition to our growing team. This is a very exciting time for both Fort Lauderdale and our hotel, and we're happy to have Michael onboard."
Dutton (pictured left), has more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the hospitality industry. Most recently, he served as the director of sales and marketing for Resorts World Bimini. Prior to that, he held sales leadership roles at B Ocean Resort on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Lord Baltimore Hotel in Maryland, Alyeska Resort in Alaska, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in California, and Gansevoort Miami Beach. Originally from London, England, Dutton graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management & Marketing from Middlesex University.