Appointed Director of Catering and Special Events
At Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point - CA, USA
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The newly reimagined AAA Five Diamond beachside getaway, Monarch Beach Resort, today announced the appointment of Hector Rubio as Director of Catering and Special Events. A seasoned professional, Rubio brings 15 years of industry experience to his new role where he will oversee catering and conference services for the 400-room luxury property. The resort debuted June 1 after a transformative $40 million redesign that includes a new Miraval Life in Balance Spa, distinguishing itself among the Southern California hospitality marketplace. Most recently, Rubio served as the director of catering and conference services for Four Seasons Resorts Lanai where he was responsible for all stages of social events, meetings and conferences. Prior to that, he served as the director of catering and convention services at The St. Regis Washington, DC. During his time at The St. Regis Princeville Resort, he was twice recognized by the Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association through “Manager of the Year” nominations. Rubio also held catering and conference services management positions at Windsor Court Hotel, W Los Angeles and Park Hyatt Los Angeles. Already an in-demand venue, Monarch Beach Resort offers over 90,000 square-feet of lush botanical gardens, spacious verdant lawns, ocean view terraces and elegant ballrooms as the setting for milestone occasions, both grand and intimate. On-property catering and dining options are available at six ocean-view restaurants, including Chef Michael Mina’s acclaimed Stonehill Tavern and the recently opened, Mediterranean-inspired AVEO Table + Bar. A new Miraval Life in Balance Spa, which includes a Drybar and Deborah Lippmann Nail Salon, offers 24 treatment rooms wherein guests may opt for pre- or post-event pampering from a spa menu inspired by the resort’s coastal location. Originally from Puerto Rico, Rubio earned a psychology degree from the University of Puerto Rico. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
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