LEGOLAND Florida Resort Announces First Hire for LEGOLAND Hotel

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LEGOLAND Florida Resort introduces Operations Director Kevin Carr as its first hire for the new LEGOLAND Hotel, the five-story, 152 room Hotel opening summer 2015. Carr will serve as the hotel’s operation director, bringing a wealth of experience from his time at both Alton Towers Resort and LEGOLAND Malaysia Hotel.

“Kevin brings knowledge not only from his time with Merlin Entertainments, but also as a manager of various high-level hotel projects,” said LEGOLAND Florida General Manager Adrian Jones. “His hiring brings us one step closer to the opening of LEGOLAND Hotel, which is a unique LEGO experience never before available to our Park guests.”

Carr, 36, joins LEGOLAND Florida Resort after serving in a similar role at Alton Towers Resort as hotel operations manager. While at the famous attraction, he oversaw all hotel operations, including front office employees, guest relations and more. Carr was also involved in the successful opening of

LEGOLAND Malaysia Hotel where he successfully oversaw the management of contractors, training programs and booking systems. Carr has been with Merlin Entertainments for more than nine years.

Located at the main entrance of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, the Hotel includes interactive LEGO features unique to the destination, inspiring imaginations and creating memories for all visitors. With the addition of the Hotel, guests will have early access to the Park and enjoy both LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND Water Park across multiple days.

“I am extremely excited to be a part of the team that is bringing LEGOLAND Florida Hotel to Central Florida,” said Carr. “LEGOLAND Florida Resort is constantly growing, and after overseeing the opening of LEGOLAND Malaysia Hotel in 2012, I can’t wait to apply that knowledge and even make some exciting additions to our new Hotel in 2015.”

Carr is married and says his  five-year old daughter is a big LEGOLAND fan.

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