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The Diplomat Beach Resort Names New General Manager

HOLLYWOOD, Florida— Dean Lane has been named the new general manager of The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida. Trinity Investments recently bought the 1,000-room resort, which is operated by Hilton as a global flagship location of Hilton’s Curio Collection.

Lane will lead the team in all aspects of resort operations, including team leadership, experiential development and guest services and satisfaction.

The Diplomat Beach Resort sits on nearly 10 oceanfront acres, overlooking both the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. The 36-story resort has 1,000 guestrooms and suites, six culinary destinations, two pools, 26 poolside cabanas, a 15,000-square-foot spa and salon and a two-story fitness center.

The Diplomat also offers over 209,000 square feet of meetings and event space and is located between the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and Miami International Airport.

“We are privileged to have someone of Dean’s caliber and industry experience leading the team and know that his unique experience and industry edge are exactly what is needed at The Diplomat to guide the resort into its most exciting era yet,” said Doug Gehret, area vice president at Hilton.

“I look forward to this new opportunity and am proud to be able to lead the phenomenal team at The Diplomat Beach Resort,” Lane said.

Prior to joining The Diplomat Beach Resort, Lane served as Hilton Area General Manager in the Chicago/Midwest region, overseeing the operations of five Hilton Hotels and Resorts. Prior to his area general manager position, Dean served as general manager of Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel where he played a large role in the four-year, $140 million renovation of the property, resulting in subsequent record-breaking revenue and market share gains.

With more than 30 years in the hospitality industry, Lane began his hospitality career at the MGM Grand Hotel in Reno, Nevada, a property featuring 2,000 rooms, where he was involved in the $220 million renovation of the property as executive assistant manager.

During his career, Lane has acquired numerous accolades, including Historic Hotels of America’s “Historic Hotelier of the Year” in 2014 and the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association’s “Hotelier of the Year” in 2015. In 2017, he was voted Chairman of the Board for the latter association.

Lane is also an active part of the community; he has held roles within the State Street Commission, served as board member of the Chicago Loop Alliance, and served on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest, Indiana.

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