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Turnberry Isle Miami Welcomes New Managing Director

Friday, May 16, 2014
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Turnberry Isle Miami, the legendary South Florida resort and private membership club, has appointed Jon Gersonde as Managing Director. Effective immediately, Gersonde will report directly to Ray Waters, President of Turnberry Hospitality Group. In his new role, Gersonde is responsible for overseeing the 300-acre property’s day-to-day operations, financial results, standards and service.

“Jon’s energy, dynamic management capabilities and exceptional leadership skills will undoubtedly make him a valuable asset at Turnberry Isle Miami,” said Waters. “I am confident that our award-winning hospitality team will benefit greatly from Jon’s extensive experience within the luxury hotel and golf sector, and I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome him to our hotel.”

An accomplished hospitality professional, Gersonde joins Turnberry Isle Miami with over 25 years of experience in the ultra-luxury hotel and resort industry. He most recently spent six years as Vice President of Operations for Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Resort. Previously, Gersonde served as General Manager for The Royal Hawaiian, a member of the Starwood Hotel & Resort Luxury Collection. He also worked with Westin Resorts and was the General Manager for various Westin properties, including Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in California, Kapalua Bay Hotel & Ocean Villas in Hawaii and Westin Maui.

Gersonde holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management from Michigan State. He currently resides in Miami with his wife and one of their three children.

About Turnberry Isle Miami
Tucked away on 300 tropical acres between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Turnberry Isle Miami is a Mediterranean-style retreat with a culture of authenticity, spirited service and enriching experiences. The resort is renowned for its two championship golf courses redesigned by Raymond Floyd, Celebrity Chef Michael Mina’s award-winning Bourbon Steak restaurant, three-story Spa & Fitness Center, the elite Cañas Tennis, three relaxing pools, 40,000 square feet of meetings space, beach club on the Atlantic and engaging kids camps all within reach of 408 spacious guest rooms and suites. An Autograph Collection property, Turnberry Isle Miami is a recent Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Hotel and recipient of Four Star Status for its award-winning Spa & Fitness Center. For more information or for reservations, call 1-866-612-7739 or visit www.turnberryislemiami.com. To receive regular updates and news, follow @TIsleMiami on Twitter and Like the Facebook page.

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