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Patrick Scully and Jason Roma join food and beverage team at first new Key Largo resort in 21 years

KEY LARGO, FL – February 3, 2016 – Playa Largo Resort & Spa, the newest addition to Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, is proud to announce the appointment of Patrick Scully as Director of Food & Beverage and Jason Roma as Director of Restaurants for the resort, set to open in Spring 2016.

In his new role, Patrick Scully will oversee all of Playa Largo’s food & beverage and banquet operations. Playa Largo’s primary food and beverage venues will include La Marea, Key Largo’s first true steakhouse, a signature seafood experience at Sol, an open-air venue offering spectacular sunset views and Peruvian ceviche and tiraditos at Las Olas. A seasoned pro in the F&B realm, Patrick Scully served as Director of Food & Beverage at The Westin Charlotte Hotel and the Director of Restaurants and Bars at the Le Méridien in New Orleans. During his time at these locations, he was responsible for the creation, staffing, implementation and opening of the hotel’s food and beverage venues.

As Director of Restaurants, Roma will oversee and direct the day-to-day operations of all restaurants, in-room dining, bars and pool & beach service. Roma brings more than 28 years of hospitality experience, starting with the Ritz Carlton and most recently as Managing Partner of Kiki’s Sandbar on Little Torch Key & General Manager of Guy Harvey’s Island Grill in Key West.

The first new hotel build in the upper Keys in more than 21 years, Playa Largo’s culinary offerings will bring a fresh approach to the area’s food and dining scene. “We are excited to welcome Patrick and Jason to our dynamic food and beverage team,” said Shakir Hussain, the hotel’s General Manager. “As we expand our team with some of the most talented individuals in the business, we are confident that our restaurants will rival the best in South Florida and beyond.”

Playa Largo Resort & Spa will feature three full-service restaurants including Sol by the Sea, an original boathouse that was transformed into a waterfront seafood restaurant and rum bar, La Marea, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and the trendy Las Olas Ceviche Bar and Sunset Terrace off the main lobby. For more information visit www.playalargoresort.com or call 305-853-1001.

About Playa Largo Resort & Spa

Playa Largo Resort & Spa, a new addition to Marriott’s Autograph Collection, is set to open on Key Largo, Florida in the spring of 2016. Perfectly situated on 14 secluded beachfront acres with sweeping views of Florida Bay, the resort will feature 167 luxury rooms and suites, 10 private bungalows and a three-bedroom beach house with private pool. Developed by Prime Hospitality Group (PHG) and Shaner Hotels, Playa Largo marks the first full-service resort to be built on Key Largo in 20 years. To obtain more information, call 305.853.1001 or visit www.PlayaLargoResort.com. Connect with Playa Largo’s official Facebook fan page by visiting www.facebook.com/playalargoresort and follow on Twitter @PlayaLargo.

Contact: Michelle George

michelleg@diamondpr.com / 305-854-3544

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