The Pearl Development Appoints Executive Team
Friday June 7th, 2013 - 9:41AM P
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ROSEMARY BEACH, FL—The Pearl has selected a new team to lead its new boutique, luxury resort opening on Florida’s Emerald Coast July 2013. Appointments include Michael Votta to general manager, Shelby Schuler to director of sales, Michael Guerra to executive chef and Sara Reese to director of restaurants.
Joining The Pearl as general manager, Votta brings over 40 years of experience in hospitality management to the team. Most recently, Votta was director of sales, corporate & association at Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta.
Bringing over sixteen years of hospitality sales experience, Schuler joins the Rosemary Beach property as director of sales and marketing. Prior to joining The Pearl, Schuler served as Group Sales Manager at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and Regional Sales Manager at the Sandestin Hilton in Sandestin, FL.
Joining The Pearl as executive chef, Guerra brings an impressive career and unique talent in the culinary arts to the luxury Florida resort. At The Pearl, Guerra oversees the resort’s two distinct restaurants, Havana Beach and Sol Luna, in-room dining, and banquet services. Guerra’s previous experience includes The St. Regis Deer Crest and the Montage Deer Valley, both in UT.
As director of restaurants at The Pearl, Reese brings more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Reese is responsible for all food and beverage operations at The Pearl’s two restaurants, Havana Beach and Sol Luna, as well as catering, room service and poolside dining. Most recently, Reese was the General Manager at Restaurant Paradise in Rosemary Beach, FL.
Tags: • Hospitality • Openings •
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