Promoted General Manager
At Plantation on Crystal River in Crystal River - FL, USA
The Plantation on Crystal River - a hidden gem on Florida's Nature Coast - has
promoted Michael Mancke to general manager of the 196-room resort. In this position,
Mancke is responsible for directing all departments, operations and revenue
management at the 232-acre property. Mancke has been with the property since 2011
as director of sales and marketing. Mancke follows Andrew Bartlett, who served as the
Plantation's general manager for three years and is now general manager of the
Harbor View Hotel, another Scout Hotels property located on Martha's Vineyard.
Prior to joining the Plantation, Mancke was director of Florida sales for Miles Media
Group, an innovative publishing partner for destinations, providing integrated online
and print solutions. At Miles Media, Mancke managed the VISIT FLORIDA sales team,
which serviced all in-state Destination Marketing Organizations and tourism-related
business. From 1985 to 2007, Mancke worked with a number of national hotel and
resort companies, including ARAMARK Harrison Lodging/Parks & Resorts, Boykin Hotels & Resorts, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, MeriStar Hotels & Resorts, and South Seas
Resorts Company. Mancke also worked for Destination Daytona!, the area's convention
and visitor's bureau, as the director of tour and travel sales. Mancke serves on the
tourist development committee of the Crystal River/Citrus County Chamber and is on
the marketing and sales committee for the Citrus County Visitors & Convention Bureau.
Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Mancke attended the University of Tennessee
studying math/computer science and engineering physics.