SEATTLE, WA – Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd., a collection of luxury hotels and resorts, proudly announces the appointment of Heidi Dennis as General Manager at Pelican Grand Beach Resort, located just steps from the Atlantic in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In this role, Heidi will be responsible for managing the resort’s day-to-day success, overseeing all operational aspects for the boutique resort including everything from sales and marketing, to food and beverage, as well as budget while maximizing revenue and maintaining focus on strategic goals.
Heidi brings more than 30 years of experience as a client service professional having worked within the food & beverage, hospitality, broadcast and public service sectors spanning across the United States, the Pacific Islands and throughout Southeast Asia. Most recently, Heidi hails from the Atlantic Hotel & Spa in Fort Lauderdale where she served as general manager. However, prior to that position Heidi held several different roles with Hyatt, Sheraton and Marriott franchises, as well as other independent properties, including assistant general manager, front office manager, rooms manager and F&B director.
In addition to her hospitality leadership within the United States, Heidi has held esteemed positions internationally. On the tropical Pacific Island of Saipan, she served as the Chairman of the American Red Cross for the Mariana Islands, General Manager of the largest radio station, as well as the on-air personality for her own morning radio show. She helped the development and operation of several golf resorts in Vietnam and has also served as Events Chair for the American Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City. During her time with the American Chamber of Commerce she facilitated charitable efforts of American donors including Federal Express, PepsiCo, Heart to Heart Foundation, Eli Lilly and Bank of America.
“Heidi’s international expertise and leadership, combined with her personal commitment to excellence, will be instrumental in continuing to achieve high levels of success at Pelican Grand Beach Resort,” said Matt Trahan, VP and Regional Managing Director with Noble House Hotels & Resorts. “Furthermore, her strong knowledge of the marketplace and competitive landscape made her the ideal choice for this position.”
Adorning 500 feet of Fort Lauderdale’s pristine beachfront, Pelican Grand Beach Resort — still basking in the glow of a multi-million dollar expansion — couples Old Florida grandeur with seaside elegance to offer a coastal-chic waterfront retreat. From watching stunning sunrises on private balconies and indulging in culinary creations at OCEAN2000 Restaurant & Lounge, to rejuvenating at the all new PURE Spa and floating down Fort Lauderdale’s only lazy river, guests are engulfed by the unrivaled location of this laidback luxe resort set amongst the soothing sights and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean. From Las Olas Boulevard with boutique shopping and chic cafes, to fine art museums and breathtaking gardens, Fort Lauderdale provides high fashion, historic homes, exhilarating nightlife and miles of white-sand beaches, just steps outside the resort.
With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts reflects the appearance of individuality. Identifying each property for its culture and appeal, Noble House is unwavering in its dedication to create and manage unique, quality properties that reflect and make profound contributions to their communities, staying true to the local history, culture and ambiance that defines each region.