The Seagate Hospitality Group has named General Manager of The Seagate Hotel & Spa, William J. Sander III, to Executive Vice President and Director of Operations. In addition to continuing to oversee operations at The Seagate Hotel & Spa and the private Seagate Beach Club, Sander will be assisting in growing the company on a regional and national level by pursuing management contracts and partnerships, as well as adding additional properties to the company’s portfolio. “William spear- headed a successful launch of The Seagate Hotel & Spa in 2009, the only luxury boutique property in Delray Beach, as a seasoned professional with an esteemed reputation and extensive indus try knowledge. We are thrilled to now have him direct the operations of our hotels and private beach club,” said Tony Wilson, Chairman & President of Seagate Hospitality Group.
With over two decades of experience at luxury hotel addresses, prior to The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Sander was General Manager of the award-winning XV Beacon Hotel in Boston from 1999 through 2009. Before XV Beacon, Sander served as Director of Room Operations at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and as Director of Food and Beverage at the Boston Harbor Hotel, where he hosted and operated the Boston Wine Festival, one of the country’s premier vini-cultural events. He maintains a passion for wine, holds a spot on the board of Diderot, a North Carolina-based wine marketing company, and has achieved national awards from Wine Spectator for wine lists at various properties.
Born in Hartford, CT., Sander is an avid Corvette collector, owning four Corvettes, including a silver ’67 and burgundy ’74, as well as a blue and white ’86 GT1 race car and a black ’09. He also maintains a life- long allegiance to the New York Yankees, despite his time in Boston and current address in Florida.