Caribe Royale Orlando earns award, appoints managing director

] It is a busy time at Caribe Royale Orlando, as the venue has received a TripAdvisors Travelers’ Choice Award for 2020, and appointed Amaury Piedra as its new managing director.
 It is a busy time at Caribe Royale Orlando, as the venue has received a TripAdvisors Travelers’ Choice Award for 2020, and appointed Amaury Piedra as its new managing director.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Caribe Royale Orlando, central Florida’s largest all-suite luxury hotel, has received the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for 2020.

Winners of this award, formerly known as the Certificate of Excellence, are among the top 10 percent of businesses on TripAdvisor. Travelers’ Choice recipients include destinations, airlines, accommodations, restaurants, attractions, and experiences worldwide which earn consistently great user reviews.

The Travelers’ Choice Award accounts for the quality, quantity, and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and, must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

“We are thrilled by this recognition and thank our customers for their excellent reviews on TripAdvisor over the years,” said Amaury Piedra, Caribe Royale’s newly appointed managing director. “As the world begins to travel again, these awards highlight and provide much needed support for some of the best places to visit around the world, and we are honored to be among them.”

Piedra is a bilingual hospitality industry professional with 25 years of sales and operations experience leading Four Diamond lifestyle hotels, convention hotels, and multi-unit complexes in the U.S. and Caribbean, including properties for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

Most recently, Piedra was an award-winning general manager at the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he was part of the development team for the property’s renovation and expansion. His industry leadership includes serving as a board member of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (CVB) marketing committee, and founding chair of the Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District, where he played a key role in launching the inaugural Tortuga Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

“Amaury’s decades of experience with upscale, luxury, and convention hotel management, his involvement in renovation and expansion development, and his leadership in the convention and visitors bureau industry are a winning combination for us,” said Sierra Lodgings Group, Inc.’s CEO Dan Kaplan.

“I am thrilled to join the Caribe Royale team,” added Piedra. “It is a dream to manage an independent upscale hotel, and I am looking forward to applying my hospitality knowhow as our hotel continues to enhance the ‘Royale’ experience for our business and leisure guests.”

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