Orlando Magazine Awards Sheraton Safari's Jeff Brinda Best Hotel General Manager

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The Sheraton Safari Hotel & Suites, a premier leisure destination in Orlando, boasts the Best Hotel General Manager according to Orlando magazine. Jeff Brinda, who has been with the hotel since 1998, was recognized by hundreds of tourism industry executives throughout Central Florida as the 2008 award co-recipient.

The Sheraton Safari Hotel & Suites, a premier leisure destination in Orlando, boasts the Best Hotel General Manager according to Orlando magazine. Jeff Brinda, who has been with the hotel since 1998, was recognized by hundreds of tourism industry executives throughout Central Florida as the 2008 award co-recipient.

Being honored in the hospitality industry isn't a new concept for Brinda. He was awarded General Manager of the Year from American General Hospitality in 1995, Hotelier of the Year in 2002 from the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association, and his property -- the Sheraton Safari -- the Meristar Hospitality Corporation's Hotel of the Year in 1999 as a managed hotel, and again in 2004 as an owned hotel. The Sheraton Safari hotel, under Brinda's leadership, was recognized as Starwood Hotels and Resorts Excellence in Revenue Management Award in 2005, among several other achievements.

"It's exciting to be recognized by my peers," said Jeff Brinda, the Sheraton Safari's General Manager. "My team works hard to bring a meaningful experience to every guest, and I am humbled and honored to be a part of this incredible team of professionals."

The Mall at Millennia, Orlando magazine and Where Orlando magazine decided to honor the men and women in the hospitality industry in the Orlando area by creating this newly-established award. Ballots were mailed to hotel executives throughout Central Florida, and once the outcome was determined the award-winners were honored at a celebration at the Mall at Millenia.

Hotel guests of the Sheraton Safari Hotel & Suites Lake Buena Vista can enjoy access to all of the exciting theme parks, shops, restaurants, and entertainment options that make Orlando one of the world's most popular destinations. This unique safari-themed Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel offers fun and excitement for travelers.

Located 1/8 of a mile from the Walt Disney World® Resort, the Sheraton Safari Hotel & Suites Lake Buena Vista offers an oasis of fun and adventure for both vacationers and business travelers. Featuring a sophisticated African-safari theme that is highlighted by stylish jungle accents adorning the lobby and 489 guest rooms including 96 spacious two-room suites consisting of a sleeping room and a parlor in a separate suite building, the hotel also has a 79-foot python waterslide which twists into the swimming pool. The Lake Buena Vista hotel offers complimentary scheduled transportation to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. The hotel boasts 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and can accommodate up to 500 people. Just 15 minutes from downtown Orlando and 25 minutes to Orlando International Airport (MCO), the hotel offers guests a surprisingly refreshing change of pace. Visit the hotel on-line: http://www.sheratonsafari.com/

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