Industry Update
Appointment 6 May 2015

Javier Rosa

Appointed Executive Chef
At Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin - FL, USA

Javier Rosa Javier Rosa, a more than 20-year veteran of the culinary industry, has been named the new executive chef at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Originally from Puerto Rico, Rosa has traveled to more than 20 countries to hone his culinary skills, including excursions to Europe, Asia and the Caribbean to experience an array of global cuisines. Over the years, he has prepared meals for presidents, kings, queens and famous personalities from around the world. Rosa has spent most of his career with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company with stints in the United States and the Caribbean. While working at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., he had the opportunity to thrill the palates of Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and opera superstar Luciana Pavarotti. At Grand Cayman Island, he hosted many celebrities including Iron Chef Morimoto, Jean Banchet, Michael Richard and Fabio Trabocchi. Most recently, Rosa was the executive chef for Levy Restaurants at Amway Arena in Orlando and executive sous chef at American Airlines Arena in Miami. While working for that organization, he served NBA franchises in both cities, including the year the Miami Heat won the NBA Championship in 2012. He also played an integral role in the 2012 and 2013 U.S. Open Tennis Championships in New York and for the opening of the Barclays Center, home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.
Recent Appointments at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Bill Liedholm - General Manager

4 August 2021 — Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, announces the appointment of a new General Manager of the resort, Bill Liedholm. Bill has been selected to lead Sandestin® into the future, while maintaining a service of excellence to its rental owners, visitor and thousands of guests who visit the resort annually.
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Andrew Lott - Executive Director of Resort Sales

28 June 2018 — Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort today announced that Andrew Lott has been appointed Executive Director of Resort Sales. In his new role, Lott will be responsible for growing existing accounts, generating new business to maximize all revenue streams and leading sales strategies and initiatives for the Resort as well as the Sandestin Hotel and Conference Center which is expected to break ground in August 2018.
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Daniel Keyser - Executive Director, Resort Sales

22 May 2013 — Dan Keyser joins Sandestin as executive director of resort sales with more than 30 years of hospitality experience at some of the country's top hotel companies and resort destination properties. Included in that timeframe is more than 25 years with Marriott International and eight years with KLS Resorts, opening and championing the Sales and Marketing efforts at prestigious properties such as JW Marriott Desert Springs, La Quinta Resort & Spa, Renaissance Esmeralda and Rancho Las Palmas Resort.
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