Michael Dutton Joins Executive Committee Amidst Reimagining of Renowned Beach Hotel


Fort Lauderdale, Fl. – September 9, 2019 –   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.

For more information on Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach or to make a reservation, visit Sonesta.com/FortLauderdale or call 1-800-SONESTA.

About Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Recipient of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, the newly reimagined Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach features 240 guest rooms including 23 spectacular suites, boasting panoramic views of the seven-mile stretch of Fort Lauderdale Beach or the Intracoastal Waterway. Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach provides a new level of hospitality to the Fort Lauderdale market by offering travelers a sense of place, not just a place to stay. Catering to both business and leisure travelers, the hotel is centrally located on the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and A1A, only 8 miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and just minutes from the Las Olas Arts & Entertainment District and Port Everglades.  Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach offers an authentic, local experience to guests and locals alike, brought to life through the brand’s signature Food is Art, Liquid Art and Daily Delights programs, in addition to the all-new Steelpan kitchen and bar.



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