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Coral Hospitality Appoints Robert Hayden as Associate Director of Catering for The Sandpearl Resort

CLEARWATER BEACH, FL (January 22, 2007) – Coral Hospitality has appointed Robert Hayden as Associate Director of Catering for the Sandpearl Resort, the first new beachfront resort on Clearwater Beach in over 25 years. The 253-room, eight-story luxury hotel is being constructed on 700 feet of Gulf of Mexico waterfront and is slated to open in summer 2007.

Hayden brings over 18 years of experience in the industry, most recently serving as senior catering sales manager at The Peaks Resort and Golden Door Spa in Telluride, Col. While there, Hayden managed events for social, corporate and wholesale groups of a high-end client base. Much of his work has been rooted in the Tampa Bay area, serving as associate director of catering at the Wyndham Westshore Hotel in Tampa, and director of catering at the Bayou Club in Largo. Hayden studied at the University of Texas at Austin.

“The Sandpearl Resort, Coral Hospitality and JMC Communities are very excited to welcome Robert Hayden to the Sandpearl Resort team,” stated Stuart Arp, General Manager of the Sandpearl Resort. “Robert’s experience as a catering leader in both in Colorado and the Tampa Bay area, combined with his past as everything from a supervisor to a server, have molded him into an ideal leader of catering for Sandpearl.”

In his new position, Hayden will be primarily oversee weddings at the resort, and will also be responsible for achieving catering and catering room budgets, selling to potential local accounts, maximizing food and beverage revenues, and suggesting advertising, public relations and collateral opportunities to support his efforts.

Hayden and the current Sandpearl Resort team are in the pre-opening office located at 600 Cleveland Street in Clearwater until the resort opens.

The Sandpearl Resort, opening 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, a lagoon-style beachfront pool, full-service spa, unique lifestyle enrichment programs, fine & casual dining, plus meeting & event space. For more information, visit www.sandpearl.com or call (727) 441-2425.

The Sandpearl Resort is being developed by JMC Communities (www.jmccommunities.com) of St. Petersburg, Fla., and is managed by Naples, Fla.-based Coral Hospitality (www.coralhospitality.com). 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 kmitruska@coralhospitality.com.

Media Contact:
Amanda Jackson
Ypartnership Public Relations
(407) 838-1812
amanda.jackson@ypartnership.com

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