Industry Update
Appointment 2 July 2015

Clifton Carmody

Appointed Director of Food & Beverage
At Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort - CA, USA

Clifton Carmody The newly rebranded Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort, has hired Clifton Carmody as director of food and beverage operations. A 20-year industry veteran who has worked with numerous trend-setting dining venues, Carmody will refine the culinary and entertainment offerings under the new Cape Rey brand and help position the hotel's ocean view restaurant, Chandler's, as a hip, coastal-inspired gathering spot that is a destination for culinary adventures in North San Diego. Carmody's expertise is a product of a lengthy career working for forward-thinking companies like Eat.Sleep.Drink, the lifestyle company behind stylish, sought after venues in California such as Tower 23 Hotel in Pacific Beach, Padre Hotel in Bakersfield and the emerging LakeHouse Hotel and Resort in San Marcos. He also spent time working with award-winning, celebrity chef Bradley Ogden as director of operations for Ogden's hospitality group, as well as with flagship locations for Morton's Restaurant Group, CRAVE America and Brinker International. Carmody is a former guest lecturer for the hospitality program at Miami-Dade College. In his free time, he is a devoted meditation and yoga enthusiast and was a volunteer for the Tibetan Cultural Center.


Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,000 properties with more than 954,000 rooms, in 117 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history.
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