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The Fenway Hotel in Dunedin, Florida welcomes Michael (Mickey) Melendez as the new General Manager

  • The Fenway Hotel appoints Michael Melendez as its new General Manager
  • Melendez most recently served as General Manager of The Daytona, Autograph Collection
  • Melendez has over 17 years of hospitality experience and began his career with Columbia Sussex

The Fenway Hotel in Dunedin, Florida today announced the appointment of Michael (Mickey) Melendez as its new general manager. Melendez will oversee the hiring and day-to-day operations of the historic Fenway Hotel. Melendez has relocated from Florida’s east coast where he was most recently General Manager of The Daytona, Autograph Collection.

“Michael’s diverse experience and positive leadership style make him a welcome addition to Fenway and the larger mainsail family,” said Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “This is a challenging time in the travel industry. With his clear vision and familiarity with managing an autographed property, he can play an important role in the continued success of our grand lady.”

With over 17 years of hospitality experience, Melendez began his career at Columbia Sussex, where he worked his way from bellhop to director of operations. He joined the management of the Shaner Hotel Group where he served as general manager for various properties throughout the Southeast including the Courtyard Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront, Durham Marriott City Center and others. In his last position, Melendez opened and was General Manager of The Daytona. Previously, he was General Manager of the Task Force at Playa Largo Resort & Spa, both members of Marriott’s prestigious Autograph Collection. Melendez attended Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he received his degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management.

Opened in 1927, the Fenway Hotel is an icon of jazz and, in its time as an operational hotel, accommodates well-known explorers, artists, politicians, musicians and living legends. The hotel is considered to be Dunedin’s “Most Historic Building” and was also home to the first Pinellas County’s radio station, broadcasting from the roof of the Fenway in 1925. Today the hotel has 83 guest rooms and suites. HEW Parlor & Chophouse with Chophouse cuts, cook-controlled seasonal preparations and an extensive whiskey and scotch collection; Rooftop hi-fi bar overlooking St. Joseph Sound; 10,000 square meters of combined indoor and outdoor event space with the Caladesi Ballroom overlooking the water; a resort-style pool; and a spacious lawn, ideal for events.

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