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Christian Passath Appointed Director of Restaurants at the
Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza

Tampa, FL (Oct. 9, 2007) – Christian Passath, who has served as the director of catering at the Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza for more than three years, has been promoted to director of restaurants for the Four Diamond property. 

In his new position, Passath will oversee PELAGIA Trattoria, the critically acclaimed restaurant that features award-winning cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi, Gabriella’s, a more casual dining area located in the hotel’s lobby, and in-room dining for the 293-room hotel.

Passath, who was hired prior to the August 2004 opening of the Renaissance Tampa Hotel, previously served as catering sales manager for the Five Star, Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Sarasota.  During his career with the Renaissance Tampa Hotel, Passath was named a member of Marriott International’s President’s Circle in 2005 and the Chairman’s Circle in 2006. He was a Gold Circle award winner while with the Ritz Carlton in 2004. 

Prior to his career with Marriott International, the Tampa resident was hired as the catering sales manager and later promoted to director of restaurants/food & beverage director for the former Wyndham Westshore Hotel. 

“I am delighted to be part of the great team of chefs, servers and staff who have helped create the highly regarded culinary reputation of PELAGIA,” said Passath.  

A hospitality management graduate of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, he worked in hotel and restaurant management with Princess Cruises from 1984 – 1994 he was the director of restaurants for Tuscan Oven Restaurant, a popular casual dining spot in Tampa’s trendy SoHo District.


Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza

Also See: The 293-room, $45 million Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza Pre-Plans for 4-Star Rating / April 2004


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