The St. Regis Atlanta appoints new Director of Food & Beverage
The St. Regis Atlanta, located in Buckhead, is pleased to announce the appointment of Antonio Palomares as the director of food & beverage for the property. A veteran of St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, he will oversee all food and beverage operations for the hotel’s 151 guest rooms and suites, dining venues, and banquet and group event space. Palomares and the dedicated food & beverage team will enhance the highly-regarded dining program at The St. Regis Atlanta, which is defined by exceptional service, luxurious hospitality, bespoke beverage programs, and an impeccable culinary experience in each of the hotel’s celebrated dining establishments.
Palomares joins The St. Regis Atlanta with more than a decade of food & beverage leadership experience around the country. After beginning his career as a crew member for Royal Caribbean International – one of his most valuable life experiences, as he visited more than 25 countries during his tenure – he started working at luxury hotels when he joined The St. Regis Aspen team as the food and beverage outlet supervisor. He was promoted to private dining manager on the opening team for The St. Regis Deer Valley after a year and a half, and during this time, he acted as one of the opening task force leaders for The St. Regis Bahia Beach for three months. Upon his return, he became manager of the hotel’s J&G Grill. During the past 10 years, he also had roles as assistant general manager of J&G Grill for the opening team for The St. Regis Bal Harbour; general manager of Kauai Grill Restaurant in Hawaii; and director of outlets for the opening team at Pier A Harbor House in New York. Most recently, Palomares was given the opportunity to become the general manager of Los Fuegos and Living Room at Faena Hotel Miami Beach for a year before he was promoted to the food and beverage outlets director in 2016.
While working at the Miami Beach property, the hotel achieved the AAA Five Diamond Award and the coveted Forbes Five Star award within the first year of opening. Palomares also has Master Court of Sommeliers Level I and Level II certificates. He received a bachelor’s degree in Study of Tourism Management from University Anahuac Del Sur in Mexico City.
“Antonio’s experience working at several St. Regis properties and luxury hotels around the country will amplify our food and beverage operations, as we aim to provide an unparalleled culinary experience for our guests,” said General Manager Guntram Merl.