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Gilberto Garcia-Tunon named General Manager at YOTEL and YOTELPAD Miami

By Faheemah Garzon | August 1, 2022

GMBHA Board of Director Gilberto Garcia-Tunon named General Manager at YotelHQ and YOTELPAD Miami Global hospitality brand YOTEL has named Gilberto Garcia-Tunon General Manager of YOTEL and YOTELPAD Miami. Garcia-Tunon brings over two decades of hospitality industry experience to this role, where he will oversee operations of the hotel’s newest location in downtown Miami. No…

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E-Newsletter: March 2022

By Faheemah Garzon | April 1, 2022

E-Newsletter: March 2022 Dear GMBHA Members & Partners, WOW! What an exciting month to celebrate Women’s history and especially our amazing women here in Miami Dade. Every year we celebrate International Woman’s Day at the Doubletree MACC on March 8th, an event that is always sold out with hundreds of guests. Congratulations to the 2022…

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Donation helps establish new tourism-related scholarship

By Faheemah Garzon | November 1, 2021

Donation helps establish new tourism-related scholarship During the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism’s (AOHT) 2021 South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year Luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency Miami on Sept. 30, former Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO Bill Talbert made a generous $10,000 donation, matched by a $10,000 donation from…

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E-Newsletter September

By Faheemah Garzon | September 16, 2021

Dear GMBHA Members & Partners, We hope your Labor Day weekend was enjoyable. Last week we celebrated Rocco Angelo, Associate Dean, Alumni Relations, E.M. Statler Professor, FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt., 90th Birthday at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel! In honor of Rocco and his passion for alumni and the Chaplin School community,…

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Miami Beach Convention Center Promotes Jac White as Director of Public Safety

By Faheemah Garzon | July 29, 2021

MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER PROMOTES JAC WHITE AS DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY MIAMI BEACH, FL – (July 28, 2021) – The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC), a Spectra-managed venue, is proud to announce the promotion of Jac White to the new Director of Public Safety for the re-imagined, renovated, and expanded venue.   White is…

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GMCVB appoints new President & CEO

By Faheemah Garzon | July 27, 2021

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Appoints New President & CEO    Tourism Industry Veteran, David Whitaker, Returning Home to Miami The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) announced today that David Whitaker has been appointed the next President & CEO of the destination marketing organization (DMO) for Greater Miami and Miami Beach. The…

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E-Newsletter June 2021

By Faheemah Garzon | June 17, 2021

Dear GMBHA Members & Partners,   WOW! What fun our team, event partners and I had in planning our 1st in-person event on June 10th at JW Marriott Miami. Thank you to all of our members and guests for joining us for The GMBHA’s First Annual Hospitality and Tourism Leader of the Year event honoring…

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Miami Beach Welcomes Visitors on Memorial Day Weekend

By Faheemah Garzon | May 19, 2021

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2021 – The Hyundai Air & Sea Show Returns – Miami Beach, FL – Memorial Day weekend jets into Miami Beach this year with the return of the Hyundai Air & Sea Show on Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30, 2021. With thousands of people expected to spend…

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E-Newsletter: April 2021

By Faheemah Garzon | May 12, 2021

We hope this email finds you, your family and employees well. We are grateful that Mayor Daniella Levine Cava has lifted the curfew and also updated our guidelines to include wearing masks, social distancing and washing our hands. Our hotels across Miami Dade are busy and every day our conversations with our allied and allied upgrade members are very positive. Last week, there were uplifting advocacy efforts to open up the cruise industry.. Miami continues to be the envy of everyone!

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E-Newsletter: May 2021

By Faheemah Garzon | May 12, 2021

Can you believe it is already May!? My team and I are delighted to share with you that we are vaccinated and attended the spectacular GMCVB’s State of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry Breakfast event last week at the Miami Beach Convention Center

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