Sand Castles Miami Beach LLC, is a Vacation Rental company dedicated exclusively to delivering exceptional accommodations at affordable prices. Offering regal amenities and right-at-the-beach quarters, we rise above the competition to deliver the most serene and enjoyable vacation experiences to our guests. We invite you to stay at a Sand Castles Miami Beach property… “When Only the Ocean Will Do!”
Richard Evans - CHA, CHAE, CRME and Founder
With 30+ years in the hotel business Richard has served over 4 million guests in the Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale areas of south Florida as a hotel executive! With emphasis on guest satisfaction and comfort, Sand Castles Miami Beach, LLC has been created to set the stage for vacation dreams to come true with exceptional accommodations and amenities. “There is almost nothing we won’t do for each of our guests to assist them with planning, suggestions and to provide the perfect vacation accommodation.” From large resort to small South Beach boutique….from 3 to 4 diamond accommodations…. we help match your vacation desires to the most suitable property in our portfolio!
Selected Current & Former Accomplishments
- CHA – Certified Hotel Administrator – American Hotel & Lodging Assoc
- CHAE – Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive – Hospitality Financial & Tech Professinals
- CRME – Certified Revenue Management Executive – Hospitality Sales & Marketing Assoc Int’l
- GMP – Cornell University Executive Training – Ithaca, New York
- Produced: 3 Symphonies, Broward County – Symphony of the Americas
raised funds for Cystic Fibrosis – Symphony of the Americas
- Bachelors Degree: Long Island University – Accounting
- Board of Director – Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Board of Director – Ocean Drive Executive Committee, South Beach
- Board of Director – North Beach Hotels, North Beach
- Board of Director – SOBE TMA, SOBE
- City of MB Transporation & Parking Committee – Task Force representing all MB hotels
- Liaison with former Mayor Neisen Kasdin & all Miami Beach hotels / GMCVB
Merahs Diab – Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Diab has more than 15 years of experience and a broad understanding of hotel management, operational efficiencies, team effectiveness training, and sales and marketing. His experience spans over 7 regions including USA, Mexico, El Salvador, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain and the Middle East.
Over his career, Merahs perfected the art of hotel operations and yield management successfully turning around several distressed properties at times increasing annual revenue by 166%, RevPar by 88%, ADR by 120% and occupancy by 69%.
Merahs holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from George Mason University and an MBA from the University of Miami, a top 50 school worldwide. He is a frequent guest speaker on various topics related to operations management and organizational behavior at the University of Miami and the Florida International University school of hospitality and tourism. He has been featured in the prestigious National Treasures publication, The Best of South Florida program airing on Fox, has received the “Global Who’s Who Award 2010,” for excellence in his field, and has authored numerous works on, hotel operation theory, hotel revenue theory, organizational efficiency, marketing, and business decision making.
With over 15 years in the hotel / resort industry, Jasmin has established herself as one of the true forces of yield management today. Having worked with Founder, Richard Evans from 2003 to 2009 in optimizing revenues for 3 resorts on Miami Beach, she was directly responsible for increasing revenues, two and three fold; in down markets. She brings her talents and positive energy to Sand Castles Miami Beach, LLC where for the first time a Vacation Rental company will offer inventory on some of the large “On Line Travel Agent” websites.
Daniel E. Kaskel – Social Marketing Director
From a long line of hoteliers, Dan adds another dimension to the Sand Castles Sales & Marketing team. Well beyond his years he played a vital role in establishing an effective Social Media program at the Doral Arrowwood in White Plains, New York and now brings his energy and enthusiasm to South Beach, Florida in joining us.