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THE RITZ-CARLTON KEY BISCAYNE, MIAMI & THE RITZ-CARLTON COCONUT GROVE, MIAMI APPOINTS NEW LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami & The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami announce Derek Flint as Market General Manager and Tatiana Lora as Area Director of Marketing

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami and The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami are proud to welcome back Derek Flint with the announcement of his recent appointment to Market General Manager. With 35 years of luxury hospitality experience, Derek brings a wealth of knowledge to this new role, where he will continue to elevate the hotel's guest experience from start to finish. In addition, the properties have promoted Tatiana Lora to Area Director of Marketing. Tatiana, who will be continuing her 12-year tenure with the hotels, has always been a staple in the team's growth and success and will continue to lead in her new role.

Derek Flint

"We are thrilled to share these announcements for The Ritz-Carlton, Miami area teams, welcoming back Derek and sharing Tatiana's much deserved promotion," said Marcie McGeehan, Area Director of Sales & Marketing. "Derek and Tatiana are both exemplary leaders who clearly exhibit how proud they are to be a part of The Ritz-Carlton brand, and we look forward to seeing the new heights they will bring the properties to."

Derek began his career with The Ritz-Carlton New York, New York as a Front Desk Clerk, and continued to hold positions within the luxury hotel sector at properties such as The Four Seasons Clift Hotel, The Park Hyatt San Francisco, and The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco. Derek went on to serve as The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami's General Manager from 2008-2014, where he was nominated as "Top General Manager of a Luxury Hotel/Resort Worldwide" by the Luxury Travel Advisor's Award of Excellence. He was also responsible for generating $90 million in yearly sales, earning the hotel the recognition as the most "Profitable Hotel Domestically" for The Ritz-Carlton during his time there. Most recently, Derek held the position of General Manager at The St. Regis Beijing, where he was responsible for over $27 million in yearly sales and led the hotel through a $66 million complete renovation. 

"I am proud to rejoin this dynamic team of ladies and gentlemen at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami and The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami," said Flint. "The properties have made many exciting additions and advancements over the years and I look forward to continuing to find innovative ways to provide our guests with a truly memorable Ritz-Carlton experience every time they stay with us."

Tatiana Lora

Tatiana began her career in hospitality at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, a property she continues to oversee, in 2008 where she served as Public Relations Manager. In 2010, she began working with The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami and The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami as well, managing marketing and public relations initiatives for both resorts inclusive of million-dollar marketing budgets. Tatiana also led in the onboarding of her counterparts to other brand properties. In these positions, some of her most notable achievements include opening Burlock Coast, one of Fort Lauderdale's most popular dining destinations located within The Ritz-Carlton and overseeing over 15 renovations and/or launches at the different properties. 

In her new role as Area Director of Marketing, Tatiana will continue to oversee media relations and PR efforts for the resort, in addition to overseeing all marketing efforts. She will be the liaison between property and corporate marketing efforts, allowing for a more robust development and execution of property-specific marking plans that support the hotel strategy and growth. 

For more information about The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami please visit ritzcarlton.com/keybiscayne or call (305) 365-4500, for The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami visit ritzcarlton.com/coconut-grove or call (305) 644 4680 and for The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale please visit ritzcarlton.com/fort-lauderdale or call (954) 465 2300.

About The Ritz- Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is just minutes from the city's cosmopolitan center, yet feels like a secluded island getaway with its lush tropical gardens and infinity ocean views. The resort is home to two swimming pools, a secluded stretch of white sand beach, and a luxurious spa, as well as an expansive tennis center and three cutting-edge padel tennis courts, designed by the legendary Cliff Drysdale. The property offers complimentary guest activities, including outdoor yoga, cycling classes, and guided hikes, in addition to a selection of distinctive locally-inspired dining options, including the hotel's signature restaurant, Lightkeepers. Just outside the resort's door, the natural beauty of Key Biscayne awaits, including miles of sun-soaked coastline and the untouched ecosystem of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, home to hidden hiking and biking trails, some of the state's best birdwatching, and of course, the oldest lighthouse in the state of Florida. For the culturally inclined, the neon lights of South Beach, visible from the resort's quiet beaches, are close at hand as are the trendy restaurants and shops of downtown and Brickell. More information and reservations for The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is available at ritzcarlton.com/keybiscayne .

About The Ritz- Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami

Centrally located within Miami's original neighborhood, The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami provides access to a lively community brimming with bohemian energy. The luxury urban retreat is just steps away from village shops, cafes and a vibrant local art scene. The Ritz-Carlton has been offering privacy and comfort in the form of its boutique hideaway since opening in 2002. The property features 115 guest rooms and suites with city and bay views, a 6,000-square-foot Boutique Spa and fitness center, manicured gardens and pool, and extensive event and pre-function spaces. The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami completed an extensive redesign in January 2019, unveiling refreshed guest rooms, lobby experience, pool area and dining destinations. Isabelle's Grill Room & Garden offers a modern interpretation on American fare that will invigorate the senses in a bright and breezy dining room complete with dynamic service, while The Commodore, named after Coconut Grove's Ralph Middleton Munroe, is a mixology hotspot with live music. With the notion that every cocktail is meant to tell a story, The Commodore's team of passionate mixologists showcase their talents through a nightly rotating cocktail menu.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is the premiere destination for sophisticated luxury in Fort Lauderdale. The 24-story dramatically tiered and glass-walled structure has sweeping curves that are reminiscent of a luxury liner. The property features 192 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a 2,200 square foot Club Lounge, 24,000 square feet of light-filled meeting space, a 29,000 square foot oceanfront sundeck with an infinity pool and private cabanas, a destination spa with an organic and botanical treatment menu, and a water-view fitness center. The daily marketplace café and Island Style retail store provides guests with casual offerings to be enjoyed at leisure, adding to the relaxed, chic ambiance of the resort and destination. Burlock Coast, the oceanfront signature restaurant, welcomes hotel guests, visitors of Fort Lauderdale and locals to a modern, chic and relaxed dining destination with an indoor/outdoor bar, fresh seafood and unique beverage experiences. The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is located at One North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304.

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