“Defeat may test you, it need not stop you. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. The greatest mistake is giving up!”
– Unknown Author
Lee Weeks, a founder of Coral Hospitality, has a career that has encompassed executive positions with world-class five-star, five-diamond hotels and resorts including The Ritz-Carlton in Naples, FL, the Grand Wailea Resort & Spa in Maui, the Atlantis Resort & Casino on Paradise Island in The Bahamas, and LaPlaya Beach Resort in Naples, FL. He founded Coral Hospitality in 1999 when he saw a need for a professional management resource that specialized in the hotel and club industries.
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Results driven and creative, Chris is known for his expert ability to combine his vast amount of finance and operational experience in developing and executing innovative operational plans that maximize results for Coral clients. Chris’ career began in public accounting, while earning his CPA designation. He then went into the hospitality industry where he held several senior finance and operational positions, including positions with The Fisher Hotel Group, Noble House Hotels & Resorts and Foxwoods Resort & Casino.
“It’s the set of the sails, not the direction of the gales that determines our course.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Over the past 25 years, Mark has excelled in operations, sales and marketing, revenue management, central reservations and call center management. Mark employs a disciplined, stakeholder-centric approach to problem solving, focusing on creating profitable solutions for all involved and finding win/win solutions at every turn.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
Bill’s extensive knowledge facilitated the creation of a new position for Coral Hospitality. As vice president of engineering and property services, Bill has created a homeowner’s association management division, where he oversees all associations. In that role, Bill has been able to assist property owners in efficiently maintaining their assets.
“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing—that it was all started by a mouse.” — Walt Disney
Heath is a highly qualified sales and marketing leader with experience impacting hotel portfolio performance through the development and implementation of innovative sales and marketing strategies. Heath’s career encompasses 23 years in the tourism and hospitality industry with a successful track record.
“Always do right – this will gratify some and astonish the rest.” — Mark Twain
Originally from Trinidad, Gail Hasan brings more than 20 years of Human Resource Management experience in the hospitality industry to Coral Hospitality. She has worked primarily for luxury brands such as Starwood, Montage International, Salamander Hotels & Resorts as well as independent luxury hotels and brings with her extensive knowledge of payroll and benefit administration, recruitment, retention and employee training and development.
“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” — Peter F. Drucker
With more than 30 years of experience in the Club industry, Mike has worked in both service and recreational Clubs. A strong minded professional, skilled in Club Management, Marketing, Membership Sales, and Golf Operations, Mike spent over 28 years at Riverwood Golf Club before accepting a corporate position with Coral Hospitality.
“True hospitality consists of giving the best of yourself to your guests.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
With more than 25 year of food and beverage experience, Brandon DeVoe has extensive understanding of developing and implementing strategic repositioning, restructuring, full operational management for food and beverage programs and ensuring operational standards are met and exceeded in regards to company SOPs, budgetary guidelines, guest satisfaction, brand standards, and loss prevention.
“Spread love wherever you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” — Mother Teresa
Christopher Niemier is responsible for the company’s revenue management and pricing strategy, covering all distribution channels. Additionally, he leads all technology initiatives on both Coral Hospitality’s revenue management and property management systems. Previously, Niemier spent five years as director of revenue management for Vision Hospitality Group.
“A network of success can inspire you to achieve many life-changing goals.” – Jim Rohn
With more than 25 years of agronomic expertise, Augustin Lucio possesses a special talent for delivering a quality golf course experience. His agronomic skill has been honed on the East Coast, representing substantial insight into blending the science of agronomy with the various growing seasons and environmental considerations. Augustin is a member of GCSAA, FTGA and EGCSA.
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein
Felicia comes from a background in the television industry where she worked for 7 years with a small cable provider who used the burgeoning world of digital marketing to compete in an industry known for large corporate cable providers. She then transitioned into an agency role where she worked with small distributors and large manufacturers to launch digital marketing initiatives to expand the clients’ customer base and promote awareness of innovative new products and services.
“Some people want it to happen; some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” — Michael Jordan
Stephen Oakes, originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, brings to Coral Hospitality more than 30 years of hospitality experience — predominately in finance and accounting. He has had the opportunity to work all over the continental U.S. as well as in the Caribbean for companies such as Marriott International, Rosewood Hotels and Sonesta Hotels.
“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” – Henry Ford
Anny, who is originally from Germany, started her accounting career working for a condo resort in Orlando, Florida in 2006. She joined the Coral Hospitality team in 2010 as a staff accountant. She has overseen the accounting functions for several hotels, golf clubs and condominium/homeowner’s associations managed by Coral Hospitality. Anny moved into the role of Accounting Manager in November 2017.
“Nothing has changed. Success is still a result of hunger, hard work, adaptation, and adding value.” — Brendon Burchard
Michael Ruiz is a Regional Controller for Coral Hospitality. With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality business, he brings detailed financial reporting and internal control systems to ensure maximizing profit margins and operational accountability. Michael is responsible for handling the financial operations for several Coral Hospitality clients and business partners, assuring timely, precise, and accurate monthly financial statements.