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Universal Orlando and Loews Hotels Name Adnan Bizri GM of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Thursday, December 19, 2013
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Orlando hotel industry veteran Adnan Bizri has been named the opening general manager of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, which is scheduled to welcome its first guests in early 2014. Bizri has held executive positions at Universal’s three on-site deluxe hotels and brings an extensive depth of knowledge in the resort’s joint venture hotel operations. Prior to this promotion, he served as executive assistant manager of Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando.

“Adnan’s scope of experience and expertise in our on-site hotels make him uniquely positioned to lead the team at our newest Universal Orlando hotel,” says Loews Hotels’ Vice President of Operations Tom Roditus. “He was instrumental in the openings of both Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort and has led the food and beverage operations, as well as the rooms division.”

Bizri joined Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando in 1999, after serving as general manager at the Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona and the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from Nova University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Outside of work, Bizri volunteers as president of the Orange County Police Athletic League. He resides in Orlando with his wife and children.

Opening in early 2014, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is Universal Orlando’s first value- and moderately-priced property. From the moment guests arrive, they will be taken back to the iconic beach resorts of the 1950s and 60s. With two themed pool areas, a lazy river and bowling alley, the 1,800-room hotel will feature 900 family suites and 900 standard rooms. The new hotel’s hip, vintage look will be accented with bold design, clean lines, bright colors and touches of neon. Hotel guests will enjoy exclusive benefits at the Universal Orlando theme parks, including Early Park Admission.

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About Universal Orlando Resort
Vacation like you mean it at Universal Orlando Resort – where every heart pounding, jaw-dropping, goose-bumping second counts. With two incredible theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex, Universal Orlando is the only place where you can turn spending time with your family into spending time as a family. Together, you can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, become a Minion in the hilarious and heartwarming Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride, and join Optimus Prime in the fight to save mankind on the new mega-attraction, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D.

Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company. Follow Universal Orlando Resort on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Loews Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Resorts owns and/or operates 19 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada including the newly acquired Loews Madison Hotel located in the heart of Washington at the epicenter of legendary D.C. landmarks and the Loews Boston Hotel, one of Boston’s preeminent historic buildings, situated on the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets. Located in major city centers and resort destinations in North America from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to delight guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant travel experience. For reservations or more information about Loews Hotels & Resorts, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit: www.loewshotels.com.

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