Industry Update
Appointment31 July 2019

Duane Dickson

Named General Manager
At Tuscana Resort Orlando and The Fountains at ChampionsGate - FL, USA

 Duane Dickson

Aqua-Aston Hospitality, a leading hotel and resort management group with properties in Hawaii, the continental United States, and Costa Rica, announced the appointment of Duane Dickson to the role of general manager of Aqua-Aston's managed Orlando properties, Tuscana Resort Orlando and The Fountains at ChampionsGate.

As general manager, Dickson oversees overall operations at both properties, focusing on administration, marketing, and homeowner associations, with a heightened priority on guest services and an elevated product offering.

Dickson joins the Aqua-Aston team with experience working for notable hospitality brands, including Wyndham Hotels and Spectrum Resorts. Most recently, Dickson worked as a senior property manager at Castle Group, where he played an integral role in handling budget development and leading community operations. He also worked as a general manager at Turqoise Place, located in Orange Beach, Alabama, where he significantly increased employee satisfaction scores, while consistently exceeding income targets.

Aqua-Aston Hospitality

From full-service resorts and stylish hotels to condominium resorts and comfortable budget properties in Hawaii, U.S. mainland, and Guam, Honolulu-based Aqua-Aston Hospitality manages more than 50 properties across five distinct brands designed to suit any lifestyle, taste or budget – Aston Hotels & Resorts; Aqua Hotels and Resorts; Instinct Hotel Collection; Lite Hotels; and Maui Condo & Home.
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