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Edward V. Staros Nominated for Hotelier of The World

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Veteran is Nominated for Hotels Magazine’s Prestigious Award

Naples, FL (April 2019) – Celebrating over thirty-six years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Edward V. Staros has been nominated for Hotels Magazine’s prestigious Hotelier of the World award for 2019.  Selected as one of four nominees within the ‘Independent’ category, the elite level of dedication and service that Mr. Staros has provided to the Forbes Five-star, AAA-Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is recognized with the nomination for this respected accolade.

As one of the founding fathers of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., Mr. Staros was an instrumental figure in creating the now-legendary Gold Standards for The Ritz-Carlton, setting an industry benchmark for product and service excellence in the hospitality space that has become revered by luxury travelers around the globe. Throughout his thirty-six-year tenure, Mr. Staros climbed the ranks through the company, holding positions including General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta and The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, and serving as the company’s first regional vice president before being appointed to vice president of worldwide operations for   The Ritz-Carlton brand - where he remained for seven years.

In the role of Vice President and Managing Director of The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples since his transition from headquarters in 1999, Mr. Staros has since managed major projects for the resort including the development of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples – a revered destination for championship golf in the Southeast – as well as The Ritz-Carlton Spa – one of the most expansive spas in Southwest Florida.  Not only has Mr. Staros been a profound leader for the resorts, but he has also had a deep impact on the community of Naples, Florida. His presence is prominent throughout the destination as Mr. Staros sits on various advisory boards at Florida Gulf Coast University, along with being one of the founding sponsors of the Naples Winter Wine Festival and honorary trustee of the event which funds the Naples Children’s Education Foundation.

The winners of the prestigious Hotelier of the World awards will be announced in November 2019 and are determined by subscribed reader votes of Hotels Magazine. Voting now open until June 2019, and readers can cast their ballot by visiting