One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, Fla., has added Darren Keener to its staff as the property’s new director of sales and marketing. Keener, tasked with growing One Ocean’s business, brings 13 years of experience to the table, largely in sales management positions at luxury resorts.
In his last position, associate director of sales for Omni Amelia Island (Fla.) Plantation Resort, Keener not only fulfilled his standard sales duties, but also helped develop new sales leaders and staff. At his job before that, national sales manager for Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, he received several awards for his service, including Sales Team of the Year and President’s Circle Award Winner. Further back, he served in sales manager positions for Hyatt Regency Miami and Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
“Darren’s extensive market knowledge has enabled him to make a positive impact from day one and we are excited to have him lead our sales and catering teams,” David Mariotti, general manager of One Ocean Resort & Spa, said in a statement. “His innovative approach and dedication to the client relationships makes me certain that he will be an asset to the growth of the resort experience.”
One Ocean offers 193 ocean-view rooms, a full-service spa, a private pool and a boardwalk to miles of beach. Its signature restaurant Azurea’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with dishes inspired by European, Caribbean and American cuisines.