Clearwater Beach's Sandpearl Resort Welcomes Lynne Grant As Associate Director of Conference Services

CLEARWATER BEACH, FL (June 25, 2007) – Coral Hospitality has appointed Lynne Grant as Associate Director of Conference Services for the Sandpearl Resort, the first new beachfront resort on Clearwater Beach in over 25 years. The eight-story luxury hotel, opening late summer 2007, will feature 253 guest rooms and suites positioned along 700 feet of Gulf of Mexico waterfront, as well as three restaurants and 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.

Ms. Grant brings 12 years of hospitality experience to Sandpearl, most recently serving as senior convention services manager of the Don CeSar Beach Resort, a Loews Hotel, in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. where she coordinated groups of 35 to 450 attendees. Other past positions include director of catering for the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort in Longboat Key, Fla., and senior catering sales manager of the Don CeSar Beach Resort. Ms. Grant is also an avid volunteer, working regularly with such organizations as the PARC on special events and Ronald McDonald House.

“We at Sandpearl, Coral Hospitality and JMC Communities are all pleased to welcome Lynne to our conference management team,” stated Stuart Arp, General Manager of Sandpearl. “Her years of experience within the Tampa Bay area lend her the knowledge needed to grow our bookings within the local area and beyond.”

The Sandpearl Resort, opening late summer 2007, will be the first new beachfront resort in Clearwater Beach in over 25 years. Situated along a 700-foot expanse of pristine Gulf Coast beach, Sandpearl will feature 253 luxurious guest rooms and suites, a lagoon-style beachfront pool with private cabanas, full-service spa, unique lifestyle enrichment programs, fine & casual dining, plus meeting & event space. For more information, visit or call (727) 441-2425.

The Sandpearl Resort is being developed by JMC Communities ( of St. Petersburg, Fla., and is managed by Naples, Fla.-based Coral Hospitality ( Other project partners include the Hunter Hotel Group and Greenfield Partners.

Founded in 1978, JMC Communities is a Florida-based real estate development company specializing in premier waterfront residential properties that preserve and accentuate the state’s natural beauty and uniqueness. JMC Communities has developed nearly 4,000 waterfront condominium homes in Florida, including many highly successful developments in the Gulf Coast area.

Coral Hospitality is a full service management company with a diverse portfolio of resorts, hotels, condominiums, private golf clubs, marina, spas and community associations. Currently managing 35 properties throughout the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean, Coral operates each with a core belief in providing thoughtful service in unique surroundings. For further information, please contact Kerry Mitruska at 239-449-1800 or

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