Fred Sawyers Appointed General Manager at the Walt Disney World Swan and
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 -- The Walt Disney
World Swan and Dolphin Hotel has announced Fred Sawyers as the
general manager of the iconic property located in the heart of Walt
Disney World Resort in Florida.
Sawyers brings more than 25 years of hospitality experience to the
position, working with multiple properties across the country. He
began his work with Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 1985 at The Westin
St. Francis in San Francisco, Calif. He then went on to hold various
leadership roles with Nikko Hotels and two independent hotel
companies in Sacramento, Calif.
After moving to Hilton Hotels, Sawyers was named general manager of
the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in 2005. Most recently, he served as
a complex general manager for the Hilton New Orleans Riverside and
Doubletree by Hilton New Orleans.
Sawyers earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford
University in Palo Alto, Calif. He has served as president of the
Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association, chairman of the New
Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau and treasurer of the Ernest N.
Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
Sawyers will oversee 2,265 rooms, 329,000 square feet of meeting
space and 1,800 cast members in his new role at the Epcot Resort Area
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is a nationally
respected and recognized leader in the convention hotel arena.
Ideally located in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort, the hotel
offers 2,265 guest rooms and over 329,000 square feet of meeting
space. Features consist of 84 meeting rooms, including two executive
boardrooms, four ballroom options, 110,500 square feet of contiguous
convention/exhibit space, outdoor function areas, two business
centers and complimentary transportation throughout the Walt Disney
World Resort and the Extra Magic Hours benefit at the Walt Disney
World theme parks. Groups also enjoy sophisticated guest rooms
featuring Westin Heavenly Beds, the luxurious Mandara Spa and 17
world-class restaurants and lounges. For more information, please
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Treva J. Marshall
TJM Communications, Inc.
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