The Hilton Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Beach Resort appointed industry veteran Kathryn Day as the property’s new GM. In her new role, Day will leverage her experience in customer service and internal operations to lead the 374-room, full-service residential resort.
“I am excited to have been granted the opportunity to join the talented team at Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort,” Day said in a statement. “The resort already boasts a high degree of hospitality, and I look forward to levering my expertise to expand the property’s distinct personalize service and reputation in South Florida.”
Before joining Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Day served as GM of The Drake Chicago. Under her leadership, the property yielded significant growth in guest satisfaction and employee engagement indexes for the past two years. Day’s 15 years of industry experience is also comprised of leadership roles for several properties in the luxury sector, including The Public Chicago, Waldorf Astoria Chicago and Four Seasons Philadelphia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce, marketing and hospitality management from The University of New South Wales in Australia.
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is a 25-story, 374-room, full-service residential resort offering studios, as well as one-, two- and three-bedroom residences. Situated on Fort Lauderdale Beach, the waterfront property boasts panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterways. The resort offers three restaurant concepts; a spa with multiple indoor and private outdoor treatment rooms; a 24-hour Precor by Hilton fitness center; 20,000 square-feet of combined indoor-outdoor function space, including the property’s BalQony; an on-site deck and recreation area with multiple outdoor cabanas and a pool.
The resort is centrally located on A1A, 6 miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. The property is also minutes from shopping, dining and entertainment options at the Las Olas Arts & Entertainment District and Port Everglades. Guests will also have access to nearby watersports, including snorkeling, diving and sailing.