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Dramatically perched atop wind-swept dunes with expansive views in every direction, The Don CeSar is the epitome of old-world glamour and sophistication. Since 1928, it has graciously welcomed the world's elite, stars of the silver screen, renowned authors, U.S presidents and even a gangster or two, all seeking a private, sophisticated playground in the sun. With 277 contemporary rooms, including 36 suites, all with gracious views, two outdoor, heated pools with poolside concierge service, and an 11,000 sq. foot Spa Oceana, luxury is everywhere at the Don. Play on sugary St. Pete Beach & the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. Celebrate your dream beach wedding or special event in over 38,000 sq. feet of elegant indoor and outdoor venue spaces. The Don has it all.

Todd Gehrke, CMM, CTIE

Over the past 25 years in the Travel & Hospitality Industry Todd has acquired professional experience with Luxury Hotels, Destination Marketing Organizations, Travel Agencies, Destination Management Companies and Meeting Management Companies all over the world.

As the Director of Sales & Marketing with the Don Cesar and Beach House Suites in St. Pete Beach Florida, Todd works with his team to build custom resort experiences for their clients. One of Todd’s strengths is aligning personal interests with truly unique experiential programs which include activities, excursions, and interactive events. “I believe that it is not simply a hotel that provides an incredible experience, but the perfect balance of personal passion, local culture, and extraordinary surroundings.” Gehrke says. “Our team strives to stay ahead of the curve with new trends and innovative concepts. My experience over the years with both operations as well as sales and marketing management, allows me to see the full spectrum of challenges and opportunities.” In addition to his career, Todd also finds enjoyment in industrywide speaking engagements and panel discussions, participating on affiliation boards such as the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce, Society of Incentive Travel Executives, and Meeting Planners International. Todd has a passion for consulting with organizations interested in shaking up their traditional approach to sales and marketing.


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