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03/01/2016 - Floridays Named Number 1# Family Resort

Floridays Resort Orlando


ORLANDO, Fla., March 1, 2016 – Paramount Hospitality Management’s property, Floridays Resort Orlando, was named by TripAdvisor® as the number one family hotel in the nation and number five in the world.

No other resort or hotel in the United States garnered a top ten world ranking.

“It is absolutely one of the most prestigious honors a resort could win and we are quite proud of it”, said Jeff Swirsky, Floridays General Manager.

Unlike other industry awards, TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ 2016 Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers all around the world.

“That’s what makes this award so meaningful”, said Swirsky. “This is an endorsement of our property by the guests who stay here. It is a testament to our commitment in ensuring outstanding customer service from each and every team member at Floridays Resort.”     

Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews from travelers on TripAdvisor, gathered over a 12-month period, with emphasis placed on reviews marked as a family stay.

Several Orlando area hotels were named to the national top ten family resorts list, which is indicative of how competitive the Orlando market remains, while being a world-class destination.

“Orlando is unique in that people from all over the world come here to visit the theme parks with their families, and there are so many hotels and accommodation types to potentially select. This is why awards as illustrious as The Travelers’ Choice Award is so important to us; it distinguishes us from our peers. If a customer is travelling from abroad or even locally, it is crucial that the customer has the peace of mind in knowing that the resort they chose to stay is dedicated to providing them with the best possible accommodation and customer service and at a fair price,” said PHM President Marco A. Manzie. 

Floridays was also awarded Travelers’ Choice #1 Family Hotel in 2013, 2014 and #2 in 2015 along with the Certificate of Excellence in 2015.         


Please visit TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2016 to view the original press release.

About Paramount Hospitality Management LLC

Paramount Hospitality Management LLC is a full-service management company that manages and operates resorts, hotels and condo-hotels. The company is focused on delivering one-of-a-kind, lifestyle experiences that bring together design, comfort and service in desirable locations. Paramount has achieved successful recognition and distinction for superb and innovative approaches to property management across the spectrum of hotel and resort services. For more information, please visit  

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 350 million unique monthly visitors, and 320 million reviews and opinions covering 6.2 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 47 countries worldwide.


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2012 Releases

07/12/2012 - Floridays Resort Orlando’s GM Selected to Present Best of Class Practices at TripAdvisor Master Class.

Orlando, FL, July 10, 2012 –Paramount Hospitality Management’s Rod O’Connor, GM of the Floridays Resort Orlando, was tapped to be one of TripAdvisor’s expert speakers during their “Master Class,” held this week in Orlando at the Waldorf-Astoria Bonnet Creek.

When TripAdvisor was planning this Master Class in Orlando, they looked for a local hotel property who personified the successes resulting from leveraging the tools available through TripAdvisor. Having been ranked as the #1 hotel in Orlando (of 338 Orlando hotels) for more than a year, Floridays Resort Orlando, managed by Paramount Hospitality Management, LLC, was a logical choice.

Floridays’ General Manager, Rod O’Connor, presented, “Floridays’ Climb to #1. TripAdvisor, the Flag of Credibility,” to hospitality industry attendees from throughout Florida.  Rod shared the resort’s background and “secrets” which has allowed Floridays to work its way up to a consistent #1 position, since starting at #10 at its opening in 2006.

“There really ARE no secrets to getting to and staying at #1 on TripAdvisor,” said Rod O’Connor. “The core principle is to deliver outstanding Customer Service at every touch point in the guest’s experience, exceed guest expectations, and encourage guests to share their good experiences on TripAdvisor. That culture is inherent to every property managed by Paramount Hospitality.”

According to Marco Manzie, president of Paramount Hospitality Management, LLC, (, “I couldn’t be more pleased that Rod was selected to do this presentation. He has consistently led the Floridays team, in every operational area of the resort, encouraging and motivating every team member to take ownership and responsibility for delivering the outstanding guest service that results in outstanding guest reviews. He emulates the standards required by Paramount Hospitality, in the management of each of our properties.”

And it doesn’t stop with outstanding guest reviews. The “proof is in the pudding.” Floridays has enjoyed increased Average Daily Rates (ADR), increased RevPAR (Revenue Per Occupied Room) and bottom-line profits, directly proportionate to the rise in rank.

Leading off the Master Class, TripAdvisor’s key management laid out the importance of working with TripAdvisor, and the various opportunities available to hotels, to optimize their reputations and, ultimately, increase business. Key presentations were given by Brian Payea, Head of Industry Relations (TripAdvisor), V.J. Kelley, Business Development Manager (TripAdvisor) Plus, Daniel Edward Craig, hotel consultant and author, shared the key principles for maintaining an outstanding online reputation.

About Paramount Hospitality Management:

Paramount Hospitality Management is a full-service management organization for hotels, resorts, condo-hotels, vacation ownership and a combination of mixed-use.  Its Executive Team consists of Hospitality Industry veterans with more than 150 years of combined hotel and resort management experience. Their cohesive skills and expertise in operations, revenue management and marketing were acquired during years of respective tenure at some of the most prestigious and recognized brands in the business.

The Company applies the strictest traditional hotel operating standards in both full-service and mixed-use properties, which include the highest level of guest service, establishing the criteria that would eventually become a standard in the hospitality industry.

About TripAdvisor:

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 56 million unique monthly visitors, and over 60 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor's millions of monthly visitors.

 For more information on how Paramount Hospitality Management can help you improve resort operation and hotel bottom line, contact Marco Manzie at 321-329-4054 or visit

2010 Releases

06/11/2010 - USA Today names Floridays Resort Orlando as one of Reunion Magazine's "10 Great Places For A Reunion" in the United States

Only Florida Resort Chosen

Orlando, FL, - Paramount Hospitality Management is pleased to announce that the Floridays Resort Orlando has been named by USA Today as one of Reunions Magazine's "10 Great Places For A Reunion" in the United States. Floridays is the only resort in Florida to be included on the list.  The Floridays Resort Orlando is operated by Paramount Hospitality Management.

The complete list is included in the USA Today article, published Friday, June 11, 2010.

"At the Floridays Resort Orlando, we have dedicated ourselves to offering the best of American luxury to all our guests", said Mitch Berman, VP of Sales, Revenue and Marketing for Paramount Hospitality Management. "We are very proud to accept this honor from USA Today and Reunions Magazine that acknowledges the unparalled services we offer our esteemed guests.

About Floridays Resort Orlando

Picture your favorite getaway. Chances are it's a place to relax and share good times with friends and family - in a location that offers everyone lots of options for fun and adventure. Floridays Resorts' spacious grand all-suite luxury accommodations, perfect resort location and excellent customer service are sure to make your Orlando vacation an enjoyable experience.

Plan your next family Orlando vacation, reunion or holiday stay at Floridays Resort in Orlando. To make a reservation at the Floridays Resort Orlando, travelers can visit the Floridays website at or call 1.866.994.6321. Floridays Resort is managed by Paramount Hospitality, for more information about Paramount Hospitality, please visit

Mitch Berman

VP of Sales, Revenue and Marketing

Paramount Hospitality Management


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