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SunStream Hotels & Resorts Sponsors Relay for Life Event

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Relay for life Fort Myers Beach

SunStream Hotels & Resorts is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the upcoming Fort Myers Beach Relay for Life, benefiting The American Cancer Society.  The April 12th- 13th event will take place at DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa for the fourth consecutive year. It will run from 2pm on Saturday the 12th until 6:30am on Sunday the 13th. The theme for the 2014 Relay is inspired by Woodstock and has been tagged, “Peace, Love and No More Cancer”.

Relay for Life of Fort Myers Beach is an opportunity for the community to come together and raise funds for the American Cancer Society while honoring loved ones who are currently fighting or have fought the disease. The symbolism of the event, which enlists teams to walk in groups throughout the day and night, is that cancer never sleeps. The 16.5-hour Relay will be filled with live music and beach-friendly activities such as games, movies, and dance demonstrations. It will also include a stunning Luminaria ceremony, where Luminaria candles will line the walking track, held at nightfall to honor survivors and remember those lost to cancer.

The 2014 Relay for Life event fundraising goal is $100,000. Additional donations are welcomed to help Relay for Life of Fort Myers Beach reach this goal. Event participation from anyone who is interested in supporting this cause is also encouraged! Teams have been fundraising up until the event and will continue fundraising throughout the event.

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DiamondHead Beach Resort Wins Prestigious ConventionSouth Reader’s Choice Award

Friday, November 16th, 2012

DiamondHead Beach Resort and Spa, located in Fort Myers Beach, was recently honored with the 2012 Readers’ Choice Award from the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth.

Nov 12, 2012 -
DiamondHead Beach Resort and Spa, located in Fort Myers Beach, was recently honored with the 2012 Readers’ Choice Award from the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth.

DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa is among 100 convention and visitor bureaus, meeting facilities and hotels located across the South to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice Award. Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated properties were then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals were asked to vote for the best of the best. More than 1,500 voters participated this year in the selection process.

“The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who book events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require” said ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O’Connor

DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2012 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine. A complete list of award winners can be found online at:http://www.conventionsouth.com/2012_readers_choice_awards….

ABOUT DIAMONDHEAD BEACH RESORT & SPA
Located on Fort Myers Beach, DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa makes their guests as comfortable as if they were at home with their one-bedroom suites and a wide variety of amenities including land and water activities, pool, whirlpool spa, casual to upscale dining at Cabana’s Beach Bar & Grill and Chloe’s Restaurant & Lounge as well as Esterra Spa & Salon for spa services.

For reservations call 888-765-5002 or visit http://www.DiamondHeadFL.com. For information on meetings, weddings or special events, call (888) 865-5844 or email Sales@sunstream.com. For more information about SunStream and their portfolio of hotels and resorts, visit http://www.SunStream.com.

DIAMONDHEAD RESORT HONORED WITH MLT VACATIONS 2012 QUALITY ASSURANCE AWARD

Friday, October 26th, 2012

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – October 9, 2012 – DiamondHead Beach Resort and Spa, located in Fort Myers Beach, was recently honored with the 2012 MLT Vacations Quality Assurance Award by MLT University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“We are happy to recognize DiamondHead Beach Resort and Spa for their outstanding quality, customer service and product delivery ensuring our customers receive the best experience possible,” said MLT Vacations vice president of product development, Elizabeth Moriarty. “DiamondHead Beach Resort has demonstrated exemplary operational consistency and top-notch quality standards for MLT Vacations and its Delta Vacations, AirFrance Holidays, Alitalia Vacations, United Vacations, Aeromexico Vacations, and Worry-Free Vacations customers.”

The Quality Assurance Award recognizes qualifying hotels in Australia, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. For the 2012 award, results were measured against the experiences of more than 1.3 million customers who traveled with AirFrance Holidays, Alitalia Vacations, United Vacations, Aeromexico Vacations, and Worry-Free Vacations from the U.S. and Canada.

“At DiamondHead Beach Resort, we strive to exceed every guest’s expectations and provide them with the uppermost level of warm and personable customer service. This award reflects that and we are honored to be a recipient!” says Neil Hopgood, General Manager of DiamondHead Beach Resort and Spa.

Out of the more than 3,500 hotels offered by MLT Vacations globally, only 254 qualified to receive the MLT Vacations Quality Assurance Award designation for 2012. For more information on MLT Vacations, please visit www.mltvacations.com/.

ABOUT DIAMONDHEAD BEACH RESORT & SPA

Located on Fort Myers Beach, DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa makes their guests as comfortable as if they were at home with their one-bedroom suites and a wide variety of amenities including land and water activities, pool, whirlpool spa, casual to upscale dining at Cabana’s Beach Bar & Grill and Chloe’s Restaurant & Lounge as well as Esterra Spa & Salon for spa services.

For reservations call 888-765-5002 or visit www.DiamondHeadFL.com. For information on meetings, weddings or special events, call (888) 865-5844 or email Sales@sunstream.com. For more information about SunStream and their portfolio of hotels and resorts, visit www.SunStream.com.

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SunStream Hotels & Resorts: Presenting Sponsor for upcoming American Cancer Society Event

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

SunStream Hotels & Resorts: Presenting Sponsor for upcoming American Cancer Society Event

DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa hosts the annual Relay for Life event for the second year in a row.


Fort Myers Beach, Florida – SunStream Hotels & Resorts is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for the upcoming Fort Myers Beach Relay for Life benefitting The American Cancer Society.  The March 3rd-4th event will take place, for the second year in a row, at one of SunStream’s properties, DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa. The theme for the 2012 Relay is pirate-inspired, “Making Cancer Walk the Plank.” This Relay season kicks off on Fort Myers Beach as the 1st of 19 Relays throughout the South Gulf Coast Area.

 

Not only have SunStream and DiamondHead made monetary contributions as the Presenting Sponsor as well as host site for the event, but many of SunStream’s employees have taken action as well.  Committee Members involved in making the event happen include Justin Friede and Michelle Phillips as the Online Chairs, Justin Friede as the Logistics Chair, Michelle Phillips as the Activities & Entertainment Chair and Ammie Black as the Luminaria Chair.  Heather Zawisza and Jen Friede have also stepped up as the team Captains for the SunStream Team and they hope to rally up at least 50 employees to participate on the day of the event.

 

The overall Event fundraising goal is $85,000 and SunStream has set themselves a goal of raising $5,000. Additional contributions and participation is needed to reach the initial goal. Fundraising will continue from now until the day of the event and onsite fundraising will take place as well.

 

The event will be filled with entertainment throughout the day, including The National Anthem sang by Town Mayor, Terry Stewart, a Caregiver/Survivor celebration, a stunning Luminaria Ceremony at 8pm, performance by the Hot Flash Dancers and plenty of other fun filled beach-friendly activities and games.

 

SunStream has made this commitment to support a cause that has affected many of us in more ways then one; whether by the passing of a loved one or watching someone beat this horrible disease. Join Fort Myers Beach in the fight to Celebrate More Birthdays as we Make Cancer Walk the Plank!

What:               2012 Relay for Life of Fort Myers Beach Benefitting The American Cancer Society

 

When:              Opening Ceremony on Saturday, March 3rd at 2pm

Concluding with the Closing Ceremony – Sunday, March 4th at 8am

 

Where:                        DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa

2000 Estero Blvd.

Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931

 

Interview

Opportunities:  Michelle Phillips, Communications Specialist – (239) 765-4111

 

To learn more about Relay for Life and how you can participate, visit www.SunStream.com/Relay

SunStream Beach Team takes a ride with the Coast Guard on Fort Myers Beach!

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Today the SunStream Beach Team got to ride along with the Fort Myers Beach Coast Guard on their 33′ Special Purpose Law Enforcement Vessel (SPC-LE). While cruising the beaches of Fort Myers we also learned some tips on boater safety so that you can be sure to have a safe & happy holiday on the water this Labor Day weekend.

SunStream Celebrates 25 Years! Check out our article in the News-Press!

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

SunStream Celebrates 25 Years of Success in Southwest Florida

SunStream Hotels & Resorts boasts four people who’ve been with the company from the time it bought its first holding, Pointe Estero Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach, 25 years ago.

SunStream Hotels & Resorts is marking its 25th year, and going full-throttle, as the owner-operator of diverse-but-upscale vacation properties along Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast.

The privately owned company started when a group of investors from Minnesota bought a Fort Myers Beach resort condominium complex that was struggling financially.

It cut its teeth on condominium resort management, and quickly established itself as one of Florida’s first operators of condo hotels.

In the latter, accommodations are individually owned, but the management company provides services to guests comparable to that of a hotel.

Along the way, SunStream added a full-service real estate office and a time share division.

Its resort properties vary in size and ambience, and include the AAA four-diamond-rated Bellasera Hotel in downtown Naples, the high-rise DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa on Fort Myers Beach and Port of the Island Resort in the heart of the Everglades. Company operations also include resort-related spas, restaurants and lounges.

“With the economy fluctuating, diversity of our portfolio has kept us solid and stable over the last 25 years,” said Mary Anne Baker. She’s SunStream’s vice president of hospitality.

A lot has changed since the company founders entered the local market by purchasing Pointe Estero on Fort Myers Beach.

Baker remembers “using a typewriter, a cash box – and sticking colored tape on a chart” to keep track of guest bookings there, when she was hired as general manager. These days, SunStream uses state-of-the-art digital technology.

“One thing that hasn’t changed is the quality of our people,” Baker said. ” A lot of them have been with us 10, 15, 20 years.”

Baker herself is a 25-year SunStream employee. Three others also date to the beginning: David Lawrence, president and company partner; Monica Flowers Crews, director of corporate operations; and Robert Swanson, a partner in the business.

SunStream “may have been a step ahead of their time in branching out,” said Roxie Smith, longtime Beach businesswoman and former owner of the Pink Shell resort on Fort Myers Beach.

The path to growth wasn’t always smooth, Smith noted. In the early 1990s, a Lee County Commission vote ultimately paved the way for SunStream’s construction of a 16-story DiamondHead resort, despite widespread opposition from Fort Myers Beach residents.

Smith wasn’t part of the fight, but noted many people thought commissioners hadn’t listened to them on the DiamondHead issue. That sentiment became a major catalyst for Beach incorporation.

As for SunStream: “They’ve been a wonderful addition to this community, and very generous in their support of their community,” Smith said.

SunStream’s diverse collection of resort properties gives it many price points to offer guests, Baker noted. Company-wide, average daily rates range from about $100-$500 a night during local tourism’s high season – which typically ends around Easter – to $50-$400 a night in the slower months of late summer and autumn.

The array of properties also means the company’s 450 employees have “opportunities to advance from within,” Baker said.

Baker added that SunStream “had a very strong season. We were glad to see people out traveling, and spending.”

She didn’t rule out future acquisitions.

“There are other things on the fire,” she said, “but nothing to talk about at this time.”

Baker’s optimistic.

“I think there’s pent-up demand for everything – whether it’s travel or real estate,” Baker said. “If it’s priced right, people will purchase.”

Testimonials from Guests & Owners at DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa on Fort Myers Beach

Monday, January 17th, 2011

See for yourself why people LOVE spending time at DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa on Ft. Myers Beach – these resort guests and owners have been kind enough to share with us what makes a vacation at our resort one they will never forget! Check it out:

Season's Greetings from SunStream Hotels & Resorts

Monday, December 20th, 2010

SunStream Beach Team Visits The 24th Annual SandSculpting Championship

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

The 24th Annual SandSculpting Competition took place this past weekend on Fort Myers Beach. We got a chance to talk to some of the sculptors, get an inside look at how they go from flat sand to amazing pieces of art, try some of the amazing food and talk to some attendees!  What an amazing weekend it was and congrats to the winner, Brad Goll from Austin, Texas with his “Headache” sculpture… it was truly amazing!

Couldn’t make it down to Fort Myers Beach to check it out for yourself?  That’s okay, the SunStream Beach Team hit the beach and got some really great footage… check it out!

Sand sculpting festival a hit for both visitors and locals

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Sand sculpting festival a hit for both visitors and locals
This past weekend, people of all ages went to Fort Myers Beach and marveled at the magnificent forms that had been created just using the sand that has made the shoreline famous.

According to NewsPress.com, an estimated 20,000 people attended the 24th annual American Sand Sculpting Championship this past weekend, which brought people from all over the world to the beautiful beaches of Fort Myers.

Local companies got a boost in business from the festival, which was helpful for many restaurants that are feeling the effects of the slowly recovering economy.

Seventeen sculptors created some of their best work over three days on 20-by-20-foot plots, reports the news source. This year's winner was Brad Goll from Austin, Texas.

Goll created a sculpture called "Headache," where he crated an elderly man holding his head, with a droopy left eye and an open bottle of aspirin in front of him, reports the news source. This intricate sculpture gave Goll an automatic entrance to the world championships which will be held in Federal Way, Washington.

Michel Lepire of Quebec, Canada, won the Fort Myers Beach People's Choice Award for a sculpture entitled "The American Spirit."

“For me, this is the best beach because the sand is very fine and it’s white. It’s not rough on your knees,” Lepire, who won the 2003 world championship, told the news source . “You rarely have sand like this. It’s just marvelous.”

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