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Keith Wolling Named General Manager at B Resort, Located in the Walt Disney World® Resort

10/3/2013

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL (October 3, 2013) – Keith Wolling has been appointed as the general manager of the B Resort, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort, scheduled to debut in early 2014. In his new role, Wolling is responsible for overseeing operations at the new lifestyle resort in Lake Buena Vista, and will lead the opening of the first resort-style property by B Hotels & Resorts®.

Wolling brings over thirty years of hospitality leadership experience to B Resort. Previously, Wolling was the Executive Vice President and General Manager at the 511-room Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, where he consistently kept the property at a high ranking on traveler review forums. Prior to that, he served as the Divisional Vice President of Operations overseeing the Remington Hotel Corporation in Dallas, where he guided and led highly skilled cross-functional teams for 11 Remington managed hotels. Earlier, Wolling served as the Vice President and General Manager of the 1,102-room Sheraton World Resort in Orlando.


"Keith’s strong resort leadership expertise and success in maximizing guest experience and developing profitable hotel programs and operations made him an excellent choice to lead B’s first destination resort," said Lovell Casiero, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Crescent Hotels & Resorts, the resort’s hospitality management company.


Wolling has received accolades for his successful leadership skills, including Successful Meetings Magazine’s Pinnacle Award in 2000 and 2003 for his accomplishments with the overall guest experience and optimum levels of service, was recognized as Remington General Manager of the Year in 2003 and given the Gold Key Award in 2005 by Meetings & Conventions Magazine.

 

The B Resort, formerly the Royal Plaza Hotel, will offer 394 newly renovated guestrooms and suites and over 25,000 square feet of dedicated meeting and function place.  All rooms will feature The Blissful Bed® by B Hotels & Resorts®, modern appointments and other exciting elements to enhance the guest experience.   Located in one of the top family and convention travel destinations in the U.S., the B Resort, steps from the Downtown Disney® Resort Area, will incorporate elements to attract sophisticated travelers and families, featuring inviting designs, bunk beds in select guest rooms and various other amenities and dining options, including an innovative culinary experience by Jeffrey Chodorow and China Grill Management. B Hotels & Resorts® popular B Signature Elements that debuted at B Ocean Fort Lauderdale will be integrated at the Lake Buena Vista resort. As part of the brand offerings, the property will provide complimentary technology amenities including FreeB Wi-Fi (complimentary high-speed Internet access) throughout including guest rooms and meeting spaces, courtesy guest iPads, as well as a Monscierge®, a digital touchscreen concierge and destination guide.

 

About B Hotels & Resorts®

B Hotels & Resorts® defines and establishes the next generation of lifestyle hotels, inviting guests to revel in Self-Expression Hospitality™ and tailor experiences how they desire them to be.  The D(destination)-N(n’vogue)-A(approachability) of each hotel defines the identity, character and available programming, while creating a fresh and approachable setting that welcomes today’s travelers, both business and leisure.  Core B Signature Elements available at each property ignite a genuine emotional connection to the hotel, the brand and the destination.  Combining lifestyle characteristics with distinct, engaging elements, guests are provided a platform to express their individuality with no inhibitions.

 

Headquartered in South Florida, B Hotels & Resorts® offers two hotel categories targeting savvy, sophisticated and experience-driven guests.  Full-service B hotels offer a Lifestyle without Attitude™ experience, while b2 hotels combine comfort and style at a value for an experience defined as Lifestyle within Reach™. For additional information on B Hotels & Resorts® visit www.bhotelsandresorts.comor contact the corporate office at 954.389.1919.

 

About Crescent Hotels & Resorts

Crescent Hotels & Resorts is nationally recognized as a top-10 independent, third-party operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates approximately 80 hotels and resorts, with an estimated 19,000 rooms in 29 states throughout the United States, and Canada. Crescent is one of a small group of independent management companies approved to operate hotels under the Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and InterContinental flags. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels & resorts. For more information, please visit www.chrco.com.

 

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Lorin Konchak, LKonchak@mmgyglobal.com, 407-838-1841

Mary Jane Kolassa, MKolassa@mmgyglobal.com, 407-838-1803

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