Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve has announced the appointment of Carly Cox as director of sales, effective February 10. Cox is rejoining the Marriott family, bringing 15 years of industry experience to lead the on-site sales team. Cox joined Marriott in 2005 as a marketing executive for Frenchman's Cove in St. Thomas, USVI. She held multiple senior sales positions within the company, working for The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, Washington D.C., Georgetown and Amelia Island.
Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados is pleased to announce Timothy Palmer has been appointed Executive Chef of Fairmont Royal Pavilion effective February 6th 2020. As the new Executive Chef, Timothy will oversee the culinary operations of Fairmont Royal Pavilion's three restaurants and in-room dining.Tim as he is affectionately called, brings 20 years of progressive experience in the Food & Beverage industry predominantly with the Fairmont Brand where he started his career in hospitality with Fairmont Jasper Lodge in 2000.Tim gained his Caribbean hospitality experience when he returned to the Fairmont Brand in 2007, this time with Fairmont Southampton Princess in Bermuda where he worked until 2010.
Meliá Hotels International (MHI) is proud to announce the appointment of Santiago Rivera as the Area Managing Director for MHI hotels in the Dominican Republic. In his new role Rivera not only leads the resorts in the Dominican Republic, but also other Meliá businesses such as the casinos, golf and club operations. In this unique position, Rivera will oversee Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort, Meliá Caribe Beach Resort, Paradisus Punta Cana Resort, Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort, and The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real.
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar welcomes Sutti Sripolpa as executive chef of the 1,800-room luxury resort. In his new role, Sripolpa will oversee all banquets, catering and culinary operations of the 20 Grand Hyatt-managed food and beverage outlets. Hailing from Thailand, Sripolpa discovered his passion for the culinary arts at a young age while working for his family's restaurant. He began his career with Hyatt in 1990 as chef de cuisine at the Regency La Jolla in San Diego before being promoted to executive sous chef at Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas.
The Harbor Club, located on the picturesque Rodney Bay in Saint Lucia, has appointed Cristian Rebolledo as the new Director of Food & Beverage and Executive Chef for the hotel's four restaurants. Cristian Rebolledo is a graduate of the legendary Culinary Institute of America. Rebolledo's expertise has flourished under the tutelage of some of the world's best chefs including Joan Roca i Fontané and Ferran Adria.
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar announces the appointment of David Samuel as the director of food & beverage. In his new role, Samuel will oversee daily operations of the 1,800-room oceanfront resort's more than twenty globally inspired food and beverage outlets, which range from haute Chinese cuisine to casual Bahamian fare. Most recently with Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in New Mexico, Samuel increased large party dining revenue in all outlets by 50 percent during his tenure as food, beverage & event planning director.
Kempinski Hotels has appointed Russel Storey as General Manager Cabrits Resort & Spa Dominica. Russel joins the luxurious resort hotel on the untouched island in the Caribbean from Egypt, where he held the position as General Manager at Royal Maxim Palace, Cairo. Having worked in various destinations and cultures such as Egypt, Jordan, South Africa and the UK, Russel brings to his new position a wealth of experience in luxury hotel business from around the globe.
Four Seasons Resort Nevis, the award-winning Resort consistently ranked by travellers and travel experts as one of the top resorts in the Caribbean, has named Ruby Garcia as the new Resort Manager. A 17-year luxury hospitality veteran, Ruby hails most recently from Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand, where she served as general manager. Known for her ability to anticipate guest needs and provide exceptional manager in the rooms division for the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives, where she helped increase guest satisfaction and quality assurance scores, as well as repeat guest stay ratios.
As Director of Sales and Marketing, Marc Andre will spearhead the execution of sales and marketing initiatives of the soon-to-come Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana, a property for the popular lifestyle sensory brand that is slated to open in March 2020. Aside from managing all aspects of the hotel's grand opening, Andre will also oversee and manage sales staff and reservations to maximize revenue and ensure marketing goals are achieved.
Four Seasons Resort Nevis, the award-winning Resort consistently ranked by travellers and travel experts as one of the top resorts in the Caribbean, has named Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Regional Vice President Yvette Thomas-Henry as its newest General Manager, effective January 2, 2020. Born in St. Thomas, USVI and raised in St. Croix, Thomas-Henry is returning home to the region, becoming the first Caribbean native to serve in the top position in Nevis or any other Four Seasons property in the Caribbean.