Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Appoints New General Manager
Angelina Covington expands her role at the resort as the new General Manager
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, the all-encompassing resort located along Northwest Florida’s Gulf coast, announces Angelina Covington as the newly appointed General Manager. Covington brings a strong knowledge of the hospitality industry and the local area to the role, in which she will focus on improving the overall guest experience, managing revenues, and overseeing the hotel’s daily operations.
“It’s essential for a General Manager of a hotel of this stature to understand all of the dynamic pieces that make it function, especially one that provides such a variety of offerings as Hilton Sandestin Beach,” said Robert Kamm, President of Sandcastle Resorts and Hotels management company, which operates the award-winning resort. “With a firm grasp of the intricate processes it takes to successfully run this property, Angelina is fully equipped to continue and expand upon the standard of excellence our resort has provided for many years.”
Covington was first hired at Hilton Sandestin Beach in 2003 by retiring General Manager, Gary Brielmayer, who also acted as her mentor throughout their years working together. Having started her career at the resort as a Restaurant Manager of one of the six on-property dining outlets, Sandcastles, Covington has a unique appreciation of the various departments within the hospitality industry to utilize in her new role.
Over the past two decades, Covington has held various positions across the resort, providing her with a deeply developed skillset that allows her a special understanding of the property, the brand and ownership. Most recently serving as the Director of Hotel Operations at Hilton Sandestin Beach, Covington became even better acquainted with the daily processes of various departments, including the resort’s spa, front office, guest services, housekeeping, recreation and culinary teams.
“It has been an honor to watch this property, which holds such a special place in my heart, develop into one of the top Hilton hotels in the country and to contribute to its growth,” said Covington. “I’ve gotten to know the dedicated team over my many years here, and I’m elated to have the opportunity to lead this incredible group of people into a new chapter of success at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa.”
Covington will lead Hilton Sandestin Beach in a multi-phase $30 million renovation that will be completed in 2024. The renovations will modify the look and feel of the resort while still maintaining Hilton Sandestin Beach’s sense of southern hospitality that keeps its guests returning year after year.
Hilton Sandestin Beach provides ideal beachfront offerings for both locals and visitors, including award-winning dining, spa services and amenities for a staycation or family getaway. Visit www.hiltonsandestinbeach.com or call 1-850-267-9500 for more information.
About Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, managed by Sandcastle Resorts & Hotels, is located on the sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters of Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast near Destin in South Walton, Fla. Northwest Florida’s largest full-service beachfront resort hotel boasts 590 spacious accommodations, more than 62,500 square feet of award-winning meeting and event space, a world-class spa and state-of-the-art fitness center, six on-site seasonal dining venues – including the Emerald Coast’s only AAA Four-Diamond steakhouse – abundant resort recreation options, access to championship golf courses, and close proximity to the area’s best attractions. For more information on the premier hotel, visit HiltonSandestinBeach.com.
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