SeaWorld announces the creation of a Resort Development Group

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SeaWorld announced today the formation of its Resort Development Group and the appointment of Steve Iandolo to the position of Vice President of Resort Development, effective February 1.

Iandolo is responsible for leading the resort construction and development effort that was introduced in November as part of the company’s plan for organic and strategic growth. Iandolo has nearly 30 years of successful experience in design and construction in the hospitality industry.   While with Universal Studios Parks and Resorts, he was creative director for the development of Orlando’s Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel and Portofino Bay Hotel.

SeaWorld also announced several other changes within the company.  These include:

  • John Reilly, SeaWorld San Diego Park President, has been promoted to Chief Parks Operations Officer
  • Dr. Christopher (Chris) Dold, Vice President of Veterinary Services, has been promoted to Chief Zoological Officer
  • Marilyn Hannes, Vice President of Global Sales, has been promoted to SeaWorld San Diego and Aquatica San Diego Park President effective April 1
  • Carl Lum, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA Park President, has been named San Antonio Park President effective February 19

It looks like SeaWorld is slowly but surely getting into the hotel business with this latest move.  Would you like to see a SeaWorld themed resort?

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