With over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Anthony Rico will be utilizing his multitude of talents as the new Managing Director at Mondrian South Beach. Anthony has proudly held a variety of executive level positions across multiple luxury properties such as General Manager at The Boca Raton Beach Club in Boca Raton, Florida; Assistant General Manager at SLS-Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas; and as Vice President of Operations at Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas, Nevada. By honing his skills in both hospitality and management throughout his accomplished career, Anthony will bring a fresh, energetic, and positive approach to his new leadership role at Mondrian South Beach.
Anthony has a successful history of strengthening his properties both financially and holistically. With a unique and pragmatic approach to sales and management, at The Boca Raton Beach Club, Anthony was responsible for over 300 employees, 212 hotel rooms, managing the property’s signature bars and restaurants, while helping to drive a program of over $30M in total revenue. Additionally, during his tenure with the SLS-Baha Mar, Anthony contributed to an operation of over $100M in total revenue, guiding a team of upwards of 1,000 employees, 299 hotel rooms, and over 15 branded restaurants and bars, including 2 celebrity chef venues.
In addition to his extensive experience in hotel operations, Anthony spent the early part of his career in food & beverage. During this time, he became a certified Level II Advanced Wine Sommelier and had the opportunity to work with some of the most decorated culinary talent in the world. Some of the most notable figures included Guy Fieri, Buddy Valastro, Dario Cecchini, as well as 3 Star Michelin Chefs Pierre Gagnaire and Gordon Ramsey, just to name a few. Through this, Anthony is able to further enhance the quality of the guest experience as well as enrich and develop the already amazing staff. Anthony has continuously proven his ability to build, train, motivate, and lead teams that operate at the highest of levels. The Mondrian South Beach family is honored to welcome him.
Anthony Rico comments: “I am excited to begin my new role of Managing Director at the beautiful Mondrian South Beach. I am grateful to be joining the extraordinary people that make up this one-of-a-kind property. Together we will continue to elevate each other and our guests with a truly unparalleled, South Beach hospitality experience.”