PRLog - July 23, 2014 - MIAMI -- MIAMI, July 23 2014 – Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, the iconic Miami resort slated to open this summer following a $280 million renovation, is pleased to announce Nils Stolzlechner as its new general manager. An industry professional with more than 20 years of international hospitality experience, Stolzlechner brings his luxury property expertise to South Beach and Shelborne Wyndham Grand.
Hailing from Kitzbuehel, Austria, Stolzlechner has extensive experience at luxury properties in the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, Stolzlechner served the Omni Hotel brand in general manager roles for the Omni Dallas Hotel, the Omni Corpus Christi and the Omni Hotel San Francisco. Previously, Stolzlechner held executive positions at various properties in California, including the Highlands Inn Park Hyatt in Carmel, the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara and the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles. From 1992 to 2000, he served as general manager and executive chef of Hotel Pilatus in Lucerne, Switzerland.
“We are thrilled to welcome Nils to the accomplished team that is reopening this heritage South Beach resort,” said Jeff Wagoner, president, Wyndham Hotel Management group. “The Shelborne Wyndham Grand will be a truly impressive addition to the Wyndham® family and Nils’ vast hospitality experience and proven leadership will be crucial to providing the luxurious experience Miami travelers expect.”
The completely renovated, 200-room property will officially open its doors this summer in the heart of the South Beach Art Deco District as the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach. Property renovation highlights include guestrooms and meeting spaces designed by Richard Mishaan and public spaces, inclusive of the hotel’s commercial spaces and spa, designed by Meg Sharpe. The property is home to Morimoto South Beach, the Miami flagship restaurant of award-winning Chef Masaharu Morimoto, and a 2,400-square-
The hotel’s reinvention additionally includes 15,000-square-
Stolzlechner holds a Swiss Hoteliers Degree from the SHV Swiss Hotel Association Culinary School in Lucerne, Switzerland, and is fluent in both German and English. The multi-talented hotel professional is also a world champion ski jumper who has competed with the U.S. Ski Team.
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About Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach
Strategically located in the heart of South Beach, an international playground and home to some of the world’s most sought after real estate, the Shelborne is reinventing its classic past to be reborn this summer as Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach. An iconic Miami landmark, Shelborne Wyndham Grand will be transformed into South Beach’s newest lifestyle resort, presenting exceptionally chic design, the most luxurious comforts and expertly-curated experiences all in one glamorous, culturally infused destination. Inspired by the fashion, music, art and flavors of South Beach, Shelborne Wyndham Grand’s sensational array of distinctive offerings have been crafted for the most discerning clientele. The 200-room property, situated just steps away from the beach, will have an exclusive portfolio of leisure and entertainment options, including Iron Chef Morimoto’s Miami flagship restaurant, Morimoto South Beach.
About Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
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Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts are an ensemble of distinguished hotels within the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand that represent one-of-a-kind experiences in key destinations with refined accommodation, attentive service and relaxed surroundings. For more information, visit www.wyndhamgrand.com.
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