Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort PRESSROOM
Jun 2017In his new role, Mitruska will lead the resort's sales and marketing teams and guide efforts to continue elevating Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort as a premier destination for groups and leisure travelers. As the resort nears completion of a $25 million renovation, Mitruska will focus on driving brand growth and applying his extensive experience in the high-end resort category to enhance sales programs and marketing strategies."We are grateful for the depth of experience and knowledge Kerry brings to our sales and marketing team," said Jim Berkley, Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort general manager. "His addition comes at a pivotal time as we near the finish line of our hotel's multi-million dollar renovation."Prior to joining Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, Mitruska was director of sales and marketing at Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Fla. In that role, he led a large sales and catering team and managed marketing, digital and public relations efforts for the resort.Additionally, Mitruska has held sales and marketing leadership positions with the Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach and numerous 4 Diamond properties, including Naples Grande Beach Resort and Boca Raton Resort & Club. Further, Mitruska's luxury resort experience includes positions with Ritz-Carlton properties in Australia and Naples, Fla. and with Four Seasons in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand. He also has hotel management company experience, having held positions with LXR Resorts, Interstate Hotels and Coral Hospitality.A graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, Mitruska received his bachelor's degree in hospitality management and associate of science in recreation and leisure management.