Noble House Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Heidi Dennis as General Manager at Pelican Grand Beach Resort, located just steps from the Atlantic in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 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.”