Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Names Phillip Starling General Manager

DATE: March 20, 2015

Phillip Starling Bio PictureSanibel Island, Fla.— Phillip Starling now serves as general manager of Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. Starling has 15 years of experience working with Southwest Florida resorts, most recently as the general manager at Naples Bay Resort. In his new position, Starling will lead the recently refreshed resort in operations and guest services.

“With more than 32 years of experience in managing several facets of the hospitality industry, we are confident that Phillip will prosper in his role with Columbus Hospitality here at Sundial,” said Charles Lagarce, president and founder of Columbus Hospitality Management, the company that manages Sundial Beach Resort & Spa.

His career has been distinguished by his skills in providing uncompromising quality, building owner relationships, driving revenue growth, and employee retention and engagement. Starling was brought on to open the Marco Beach Ocean Resort on Marco Island, Fla. in 2001 and shortly after was named “General Manager of the Year” for Southwest Florida. In 2011, he joined Naples Bay Resort in Naples, Fla. where he increased revenues and guest satisfaction for the past four years.

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About Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Located near Fort Myers on the barrier island of Sanibel off the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is a unique tropical island destination with miles of shell strewn beaches. Guests select from spacious fully equipped condominium accommodations in various sizes, complete with kitchen, living room, and dining area. Directly onsite are three restaurants with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Resort styled amenities include six HydroGrid® tennis courts, multiple heated swimming pools, children’s activities, a state-of-the-art fitness center, Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique, Sanibel Sea School at Sundial, Bailey’s Marketplace and a nearby world-class golf course. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa features conference facilities with over 12,000 square feet of meeting space, including several self-contained meeting rooms. The resort and its pristine beaches serve as a perennial favorite for Florida resort weddings. For additional information, call 239-472-4151 or visit

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