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JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa welcomes Sebastian Mena as Director of Food & Beverage

Sebastian Mena
Sebastian Mena

Sebastian Mena is appointed as the new Director of Food & Beverage at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, overseeing diverse dining operations.

SAN ANTONIO – The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa announce Sebastian Mena as the new Director of Food & Beverage. In this position, Mena will oversee the operations of the resort’s outlets: 18 Oaks, Cibolo Moon, Crooked Branch, High Velocity, Nourish Food Trailer, Replenish Spa Bistro, Rivertop Bar & Grill, the on-site Starbucks, in-room dining, la fresca poolside dining, and the newly opened FIAMME Pizzeria.

Formerly the Director of Food & Beverage at JW Marriott Marquis Miami & Hotel Beaux Arts, Autograph Collection, Mena led the Culinary, Event Management, and Banquets Teams along with eight restaurants and bars across two dynamic properties, where he was instrumental in introducing innovative concepts to drive revenue growth. With a robust background in food and beverage operations, he has consistently demonstrated expertise in operational development, market expansion and financial performance improvement.

Prior to his previous role, Mena held numerous food and beverage leadership roles within the luxury hospitality industry including 14 years in the Caribbean. His previous roles include Director of Food & Beverage at Curacao Marriott Beach Resort and Director of Outdoor Operations at JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, among others. During his many years in leadership, he has been actively involved in various pre-opening and task force initiatives, showcasing his versatility and adaptability.

Mena pursued his education in Professional Hotel Management at Universidad Tecnológica INACAP in Santiago, Chile, and has spent over 20 years in food and beverage for the hospitality industry.

“We are thrilled to have Sebastian join our world-class food & beverage team,” said Doug Gennardo, General Manager, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. “With his extensive background in F&B leadership and experience at different luxury properties across the world, he brings a fresh and innovative approach to our dining operations. We eagerly anticipate his contributions and the exciting enhancements he will bring to our already exceptional dining experiences.”

Conveniently located a short drive from San Antonio International Airport and downtown San Antonio, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa encompasses 600 picturesque acres with an abundance of adventures and on-site activities. The award-winning resort boasts 1,002 recently renovated guest rooms, ten dining options, two 18-hole PGA TOUR golf courses, nine-acre River Bluff Water Experience, over 265,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and a full-service spa and wellness center.

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