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Mutluhan Kucuk named Complex Managing Director, Nadim Barrage named General Manager.

CORAL GABLES, FL – Loews Coral Gables Hotel announce the appointment of Mutluhan Kucuk to Complex Managing Director and Nadim Barrage to General Manager. The 242-room hotel, opening November 2022, is located in the heart of the Plaza Coral Gables and is the second Loews Hotel in South Florida, joining the iconic Loews Miami Beach Hotel in South Beach.

As Complex Managing Director, Kucuk will work closely with project partners Agave Holdings on the opening of the hotel, taking oversight of hiring, space planning and process implementation, among other key duties. Kucuk will continue to oversee all operational aspects of Loews Miami Beach Hotel, where he has served as Managing Director since 2019.

Barrage joins Loews Coral Gables Hotel as General Manager, taking over the helm of Loews Hotels & Co’s newest property. In his new role, Barrage will oversee all aspects of property management for the luxury hotel, including day-to-day operations, financial performance, guest satisfaction and team member development.

A seasoned hospitality executive with extensive operations experience, Kucuk has been with Loews Hotels & Co for 20 years. He began as a Front Desk Agent at Loews Miami Beach, working in a variety of capacities which led to his 2013 Hotel Manager promotion. Kucuk played an integral role in the resort’s $50 million redesign, driving the reconceptualization of food and beverage offerings, managing key stakeholders and implementing new operational programs as part of the hotel’s re-launch. In 2018, he took on a new opportunity as Managing Director of Nobu Eden Roc Hotel before returning to Loews Miami Beach as Managing Director. 

With 20 years of industry experience, Barrage comes to Loews from Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, where he served as General Manager after holding leadership positions within the operations realm since its 2017 opening. Additionally, he held roles at sister hotel, Conrad Miami. Originally from Lebanon, Nadim attended the Institut Vatel Paris, where he earned a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management. Barrage brings decades of luxury hospitality operations and food and beverage experience to Loews Coral Gables, from his beginnings at a Parisian brasserie, to roles at ski and golf resorts and 10 years in various leadership roles in Paris.

Loews Coral Gables Hotel offers a new level of hospitality just four blocks from the Gables’ iconic Miracle Mile. The hotel boasts 242 guestrooms, including 21 stylish suites featuring a sophisticated, modern design, luxury amenities, spa, fitness center, pool and four restaurants and lounges. Additionally, 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space includes a 9th floor event deck with spectacular views of downtown Coral Gables, appropriately known as The City Beautiful.

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