Caribe Royale Orlando, Central Florida’s only AAA Four Diamond all-suite meetings resort, has named Phil Klinkenberg as Hotel Manager. Klinkenberg, Phil will oversee the resort’s Food & Beverage and Rooms Division operations. Caribe Royale Orlando is emerging from a $127 million reimagination that includes a full remodel of the resort’s 1,217 one-bedroom suites, the new 50,000 square foot Palms ballroom, redesigned lobby spaces and elevated dining options, including the expansion of the resort’s signature restaurant, The Venetian Chop House and the opening of the new Rum Bar featuring Bacardí Rum. In addition, the resort has 120 two-bedroom villas, five restaurants and two pools.
“This is a very exciting time to join the Caribe Royale Orlando team,” said Klinkenberg. “As the resort nears completion of the most significant phase of its reimagination, we are positioned to introduce a new level of luxury experiences to our guests complemented by an elevated level of warm, intuitive service aptly called The Royale Treatment.’”
Klinkenberg has more than 30 years of hospitality experience holding roles of Executive Chef, Corporate Chef, VP and Director of Food & Beverage. In his previous role as Director of Food & Beverage at Loews Hotels, he was involved in the opening of three new hotel properties. He also spent 13 years at Margaritaville, where he helped the company grow from just three restaurants to over 30 properties. Klinkenberg has worked in Europe, Asia, Central America and across North America and the Caribbean.
“As we continue to evolve the product, amenities, and services of Caribe Royale Orlando, it is important to have leaders who understand the future vision for this incredible resort and have the experience and ability to bring it to life,” said Amaury Piedra, the resort’s Managing Director. “We are thrilled to have Phil on our senior leadership team and have every confidence in his ability to drive results and take our resort experience to the next level.”
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