Grandview Gardens Bed & Breakfast
1608 Lake Ave
West Palm Beach, FL. 33401
About the Innkeepers:
Peter and Rick "retired" from their corporate hotel careers (see below) in 2004 after they bought the Grandview Gardens property with Jan in 2001 and did a major rennovation and expansion, adding approximately 4,000 sq ft to the original historic property. The B & B opened in September of 2004. In Fall of 2008, Rick's mother, Jan, joined the B & B operations team. All 3 innkeepers help in all aspects of the B & B, but each has their specific area of responsibility. Peter is in charge of day-to-day operations. Rick handles sales, marketing, PR and reservations. Jan is in charge of administration, day-to-day bookkeeping and general financial issues and supervises the gardening. All three innkeepers take turns preparing and serving breakfast. Running a B & B is a lot of work but the Innkeepers are enjoying their life in the hospitality business!
Peter Emmerich graduated from the world renowned Lausanne Hospitality University in Switzerland with a Hotel Management degree. Peter has held sales and marketing positions with numerous international hotel groups and until Summer 2004, Peter was Vice-President Membership Development at SRS-WORLDHOTELS in Frankfurt Germany, an association of 400 privately owned and managed deluxe hotels worldwide. Peter speaks English, German, Spanish, French and some Italian. Peter is past President and Board member of the Florida State Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns (www.fbbi.org) and a Realtor (R) with the Corcoran Group, Palm Beach.
Rick Rose graduated from the Florida State University School of Business with a degree in Hospitality Management. Rick has worked within both operations and sales for various hotel groups and most recently (until Jan 2004) as Regional Director of Sales for Central and Eastern Europe at InterContinental Hotels Group, the world’s largest conglomerate of hotel brands and restaurants including Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts. Rick speaks English and German. Rick is very involved in local community issues and is the past president of the Grandview Heights' Neighborhood Association, a member of the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitor's Bureau Strategic Marketing Council, a member of the Palm Beach Preservation Foundation and the Historical Society of Palm Beach County and a member of the Downtown Development Authority's Advisory Council. In addition, Rick is the official tour guide and historian for the Worth Avenue Association in Palm Beach and writes a column about The Palm Beaches in the quarterly Florida Sun Magazine.
Jan Weimar, a first generation American and native of South Florida, retired in 2008 from Moyle, Flanigan, Katz, Breton, White & Krasker Law Offices in West Palm Beach where she was Director of Administration. Jan enjoyed a long and succesful career in all aspects of business management and administration, in particular within the financial and personnel management sectors. Jan has also successfully owned and managed her own businesses within the real estate and retail markets and is currently the Treasurer of the Grandview Heights Neighborhood Association.
Links with Partner Businesses
Below you will find website links to businesses and organisations that we partner with:
A) Automobile Rental -
Sixt rent a car West Palm Beach - http://www.sixt.com/car-rental/usa/palm-beach/palm-beach-int-airport
Datura Auto Rentals , 10 minutes walking distance to the B & B, also providing complimentary airport shuttles.
Enterprise Rental -
B) Small Inns, Bed & Breakfasts and Vacation Homes that we work with around the world:
Boston - One of the most highly rated B & Bs in New England, the Boston Bed and Breakfast Clarendon Square Inn is conveniently located in the Southend near all the major tourist attractions of Boston.
Cape Coral, FL - Upscale vacation rentals on the west coast of Florida: www.escapetoyourparadise.com
Miami Beach - Walking distance to the beach, Ocean Drive, Lincoln Rd and much more, SoBeYou Bed & Breakfast is our favorite B & B in Miami Beach. The rooms are bright, modern and quiet and the breakfast is delicious.
D) Vacation Home Links:
Worldwide selection of Vacation Rentals, Vacation Homes & Holiday Lettings by the owners own vacation rental homepages.
Eine grosse Auswahl von Ferienhäuser in Florida.