CEO and Partner

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Deborah Yager Fleming is a dynamic and magnetic leader bringing more than three decades of hospitality experience to the building and refinement of luxury hotel brands. As the CEO and Principal of Acqualina Resort & Residences, she has assisted the property in obtaining the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award and the AAA Five Diamond Award. Deborah joined Acqualina Resort & Residences in March 2004 as part of the pre-opening team. In January 2011, she became a partner in the hotel with ownership interest. In her role, she oversees the hotel’s Executive Committee and the development and execution of the brand’s long term strategies. In addition, she serves as President of AQ Property Management, LLC, the company managing the residences, The Mansions at Acqualina and The Estates at Acqualina, the brand’s latest luxury residential development. Deborah also serves on the Executive Committee of The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.  

At the Leading Hotels of the World’s 2021 Annual Convention in Lisbon, Portugal, Deborah was awarded the prestigious ‘Uncommon Vision’ award for developing innovative business solutions during a time of disruption that led to significant business, community, and industry effects. Additionally, she received nominations for HOTELS Magazine’s ‘Independent Hotelier of the World’ Award in 2020 and the ‘Hotelier of the Year’ in the Virtuoso ‘Best of the Best’ Awards in 2016 and 2023.