In his new position, Festinger will be responsible for the branding, marketing, selling and management of the Newport’s hospitality properties including the hotel, vacation ownership program, Kitchen 305 and the Seven Seas Aveda Spa and Salon.
Festinger brings 13 years of hospitality and special event experience to the Sunny Isles Beach vacation destination. He was previously the Newport’s director of sales and marketing where he managed group and catering sales.
“I am thrilled to embrace the new and exciting challenges ahead which will allow me to strategically use my experience in the hospitality industry to foster and grow new business development at the Newport,” said Festinger.
Festinger officially began his career in the hospitality business in 1997. As the social and corporate catering sales manager at New York’s Terrace on the Park, he boosted fundraising, corporate and social sales. Then moved from New York to Florida to work at the Signature Grand Catering Mansion and Conference Center in Davie, where he managed onsite functions. He later received the Starwood 2006 Platinum Award as Catering Manager and Director at the Starwood Hotel and Resort at the Westin Fort Lauderdale, before joining the Chicago City Centre Hotel & Sports Club and Inn of Chicago to oversee event and catering operations.
The Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort offers guests a smart and fun way to travel with world-class amenities and more than 18,000 square-feet of event space. The resort is located at 16701 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach.
For reservations, call 305-949-1300 or visit newportbeachside.com.