Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Enjoys a Strong Start to 2014

Kallmeyer Joins Team to Drive Success and Resort Receives Recognition

DESTIN, Fl, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast, announced the appointment of a key executive to their operations team and the resort received local and national recognition.

Robert Kallmeyer joined Sandestin in January as the Resort Director responsible for Front Office, Guest Services, Reservations, PBX/Telephone, Housekeeping, Laundry, Transportation and Activities while working closely with Engineering.  Kallmeyer brings more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in all facets of full-service resort, hotel and spa operations.  In 2005, Kallmeyer was recognized by Hyatt Hotels as "Executive of the Year'.

Since 2007, Kallmeyer served as General Manager of several Hyatt Hotels in Palm Springs, Cleveland and Cincinnati.  His career has covered 13 states in various executive management positions, and he will also be responsible for the operation of the resort in the absence of the General Manager.

According to Mark Hodgdon, General Manager of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Robert will bring significant strength, focus and leadership to the resort.  "Mr. Kallmeyer brings the whole package.  He is goal oriented as well as team oriented, and he is ready to hit the ground running to improve all areas of the resort not only for guests but for employees, as well," said Hodgdon. "Robert's excellent leadership combined with our established core staff will allow Sandestin to serve existing customers and new business like never before."

In addition to strengthening the team, Sandestin received national recognition in Redbook Magazine as one of the "Best Travel Finds of 2014".  This honor comes shortly after Destin was designated number three in TripAdvisor's "Top 10 Destinations on the Rise".  Sandestin's Family Retail Shops also received accolades as voters along the Emerald Coast designated Island Clothier's the "Best in Destin" for men's clothing, Barefoot Princess for women's clothing, Coconut Kids for children's clothing and to round out the shopping category, Toys & Treasures was deemed the best toy store.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a top destination for all seasons and all ages, and was named the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring more than 1,250 hotel style accommodations, villas and town homes.  A member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife.

For additional information, visit www.sandestin.com or call 1.866.91.BEACH.

SOURCE Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort



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