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Appointment 7 November 2013

Jerry Parquette

Appointed Food and Beverage Director
At B Resort in Lake Buena Vista - FL, USA

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Jerry ParquetteParquette brings to the B Resort over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. In his most recent position as the Director of Food and Beverage at the 1,100-room DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Seaworld Resort, Parquette was responsible for upgrading and repositioning all food and beverage concepts, as well revamping the banquets department. Prior to that, he served as the Food and Beverage Executive overseeing the 400-room Sheraton North Hotel and Conference Center where he aligned food and beverage operations throughout the company with brand management and concept development. Earlier, Parquette held the position of Director of Food and Beverage at the 511-room Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando and the 502-room Sheraton Safari Hotel and Suites in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. In prior positions, Parquette has mentored and hired senior level leadership, guided food and beverage departments to increase profits and guest satisfaction scores year to year, reduced food and beverage costs while raising total guest satisfaction scores, and generated ideas which were successfully implemented throughout entire brand portfolios.

B Hotels & Resorts

Headquartered in South Florida, B Hotels & Resorts® is a fresh and innovative alternative for today's business and leisure travelers. Introducing Self-Expression Hospitality™, B Hotels & Resorts® is taking the lifestyle hotel experience to the next level with distinct B Signature Elements that attract a broad spectrum of experience-driven guests.
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