Barbara Readey has been appointed General Manager at The Don CeSar in St. Pete
Florida's iconic Pink Palace®, The Don CeSar is appointing Barbara Readey to complex general manager for the property as well as its sister property, Beach House Suites, where she will look after daily hotel operations, programming, sales and marketing efforts, budgets and more. Readey most recently served as hotel manager for Tampa Marriott Water Street and JW Marriott Water Street, where she led the team to earn the highest guest satisfaction score in the JW portfolio.
Readey's 20 years of hospitality experience as a General Manager includes leading the Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club, where she successfully navigated a three-year, $58 million redevelopment project while maintaining the best-in-class GSS and ESS scores. She's also held general manager positions at a number of Marriott properties, such as Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, Denver Marriott Tech Center, Renaissance St. Louis Hotel-Airport and Romulus Marriott Hotel.
Readey has been active in hospitality leadership positions outside of her professional roles, serving as a member of Marriott International's General Manager Advisory Council, chairperson of the Marriott Tampa Bay Business Council, vice president of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, as well as serving the St. Pete Chamber of Commerce and a founding member of the St. Pete Economic Development committee.