Award-Winning Team

Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar in Delray Beach Announces Recent Staff Promotions
& Celebrates Award-Winning Team

(Delray Beach, FL – March 18, 2014) Cathy Balestriere, the general manager of Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar, today announced the following promotions among her award-winning staff of hospitality professionals:

+ Ashley Mileschkowksy was promoted from Front Desk Agent to Sales, Marketing & Guest Service Manager, where she is the in-house social media expert and helps to develop and manage special promotions, such as the ongoing The Bucket List Experience, a whole array of fun-tastic activities that will make a guest’s next vacation truly unforgettable and life-expanding. A four-year veteran at Crane’s, Ms. Mileschkowksy coordinates the hotel’s annual Best Bite on the Ave promotion every November.

+ Tara Barett was recently promoted from Front Office Supervisor to Front Office Manager. A 2011 graduate from FAU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management, Ms. Barett is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys getting to know each guest on a personal level. She has worked at Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel since 2010.

+ Adam Artille has been at Crane’s since 2012 and was recently promoted to Front Office Supervisor. He takes particular pride in the wide range of personalized services that Crane’s BeachHouse offers to guests.

+ Lauren McMorrow started her hospitality career working at a B&B in North Carolina before joining the Crane’s team last year. She started at the hotel as Front Desk Agent and was recently promoted to Senior Front Desk Agent, where the favorite part of her job is helping guests create wonderful memories.

Crane’s GM Cathy Balestriere also took the opportunity to praise two long-serving and instrumental members of the hotel’s hospitality team:

+ Chris Therien has been the hotel’s outstanding Event Director since 2003. In addition to her other responsibilities such as managing accounting services and human resources, the creative and experienced Ms. Therien also writes and performs personalized wedding ceremonies on site or elsewhere. When a couple from Germany flew in last April for their wedding and reception, she helped choose the bridal bouquet and wedding cake, coordinated the reception and even worked with the groom’s best friend to translate the spoken ceremony from English to German.

+ Nick Balestriere, who has been Housekeeping Manager at Crane’s since 2009 and enjoys interacting with guests, especially long term and repeat visitors who he considers almost as family.

“I am very proud of our entire award winning team,” said Cathy Balestriere. “We have the most amazing energy that makes us work so well together. This excellent level of service not only shows in our record-breaking occupancy level of 98 percent in January and February, but also in the appreciative comments that guests write in the journals left in each room. Certainly, it is the personalized service level from our professional team that brings visitors back to Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel over and over again.”

About Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar:

Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar creates a real tranquil environment for guests, even though the hotel is just steps away from the shops and restaurants along Delray Beach’s hot and happening Atlantic Avenue. The poolside Tiki Bar is stocked with an array of tropical drinks, wines and both domestic and imported beer, with a music-filled happy hour from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

A recipient of the coveted TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award 2013, Crane’s BeachHouse also has been named to the prestigious Expedia Insiders Select List™ listing “the world’s best hotels” as judged by the experience of Expedia® travelers. Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel also is a repeated recipient of the Florida Superior Small Lodging Association’s prestigious Donal A. Dermody White Glove Award for housekeeping excellence and exceptional service.

For more information please contact Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar at 561.278.1700 or visit the website at

Available for Interview:

Cathy Balestriere
Crane’s BeachHouse

Media Contact:

Gary Schweikhart
PR-BS, Inc.