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Juan Pablo Loza Appointed Executive Chef
of Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort

 
December 10, 2009 – Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, an exclusive and newly transformed private island escape off the coast of Antigua, has announced the appointment of Juan Pablo Loza as Executive Chef. Following a $28 million resort-wide redesign, the new Jumby Bay Resort - opened December 1st - is eager to welcome Chef Loza to the Jumby Bay family. Taking the reins of Jumby Bay’s new dining experience for his first position outside of Mexico, Loza is responsible for all dining operations including menu creation at The Estate House, NEW Verandah Restaurant, The Verandah Bar and Kitchen, and NEW Pool Grille. Loza will also oversee in-suite dining and special events, and will lead the resort culinary team in creating hands-on learning opportunities at the new Jumby Bay Cooking School.

With extensive expertise in the cuisine of Mexico, Loza has spent his career employing authentic ingredients and regional culinary variations to dazzle diners. Loza’s talent is already well known within Rosewood Hotels & Resorts thanks to his most recent assignment as Executive Sous Chef at Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort in Los Cabos. Previously, Loza distinguished himself at several of Mexico City’s most acclaimed restaurants including the famed Restaurant Le Cirque, Restaurant Ciboulette, and Restaurant L’Olivier. 

In 2005, Loza was awarded 1st Place in Best Mexican Young Chef, a national contest of traditional and contemporary Mexican cuisine. Born in Mexico City, Loza earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Tourism Management from Escuela Internacional de Turismo in 1998.

Jumby Bay’s transformation has brought new vitality and style to the resort’s dining scene. While he has made his mark with the cuisines of Mexico and Spain, Chef Loza is now branching out by adding Caribbean, Mediterranean and even Antiguan influences to his menu. Lusciously textured Lamb Mojito is full-flavored with brown sugar, lemon and mint; Tropical Shrimp is steeped with red chili, pineapple, cilantro and lime; and Loza’s signature Jumby Bouillabaisse employs local seafood and spices for a for a regional twist on the classic Provençal stew. The chef also keeps preparations healthy, eschewing the fryer and garnering inspiration from regional ingredients whenever possible, particularly Antigua-grown spices and produce, as well as freshest local catch. 
 

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About Jumby Bay
Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort is an inclusive luxury retreat set on its own enchanting 300-acre private island two miles off the coast of Antigua in the West Indies. Accessible only by boat, the resort offers upscale travelers a relaxed and authentic Caribbean escape with superb white-sand beaches and lush tropical environs. In December 2009, Jumby Bay revealed a $28 million resort-wide transformation. Closed since June 2008, the ultra-luxe, resort hideaway re-emerged with an array of absolutely brand new enticements; including its first-ever Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, 28 new spacious suites and fully enhanced accommodations, new open-air Verandah, new Pool Grille bistro-style restaurant, and a pair of $18 million Estate Homes with private pools, tennis courts, and full access to the many amenities of Jumby Bay. For active travelers, Jumby Bay offers watersports, tennis, hiking and biking trails, a fitness center and a new oceanfront infinity pool. In 2007, Jumby Bay was named the “World’s Best Caribbean Resort” in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Readers’ Survey. It also ranked among the “Top 25 Caribbean Resorts” on Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader's Choice Awards 2009, and was included on Travel + Leisure’s World's Best Awards in 2009. www.jumbybayresort.com.

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, Rosewood Sand Hill, CordeValle and San Ysidro Ranch in California, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso and Rosewood Mayakobá in Mexico, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua.   Rosewood also offers Sense, A Rosewood Spa® - featuring treatments reflective of the brand's signature philosophy A Sense of Place® - available exclusively at select properties and now open at Jumby Bay. For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts or Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, please call 888.ROSEWOOD or visit www.rosewoodhotels.com. 
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Contact: 

Greta Peters
(212) 255-6541
Greta@hawkpr.com

XV Beacon
www.xvbeacon.com
 

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Also See: Andrew Hedley Named as Managing Director for Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort in Antigua, West Indies / December 2009
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