Hotel Colonnade, located in Miami’s historic Coral Gables neighborhood, revealed three new additions to its operations team team: GM Ian Robert McClendon, culture manager Alexa Almirall and sales manager Rachel A. Tyndale.
The combined experience McClendon, Almirall and Tyndale bring to Hotel Colonnade spans across hotel properties throughout the U.S.
Ian Robert McClendon, General Manager
A Seattle native, McClendon was inspired by hospitality at an early age by his mother who was fond of hosting over-the-top dinner parties for friends and family. McClendon got his start more than a decade ago and has held GM positions for hospitality groups such as sbe Entertainment Group (Los Angeles, Miami, and New York) and Kimpton Hotels and Resorts (Santa Barbara and Goleta, Calif.), as well as director of rooms at Benchmark Resorts and Hotels (Santa Fe, N.M., and Woodinville, Wash.), among others.
McClendon joins Hotel Colonnade as general manager and brings his work ethic and passion for hospitality to the hotel.
Rachel A. Tyndale, Sales Manager
With over a decade in sales, Tyndale, a New Orleans native, has held positions in sales with hotels including TPG Hotels and Resorts, where she worked her way up from sales manager to regional sales manager, overseeing sales at multiple Starwood and Marriott hotels.
Tyndale has earned awards such as “Prospect of the Year” (South Seas Island Resort) and “National Sales Manager of the Year” (TradeWinds Island Resorts).
Alexa Almirall, Culture Manager
A Miami native, Almirall is a graduate of Florida International University where she earned a degree in communications, studying public relations and business communication. She will bring her experience in building and cultivating brands and enhancing the guest experience to the Hotel Colonnade.