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Jody Roberts Appointed as Director of Food & Beverage
for 151-room Holiday Isle Beach Resort & Marina
in Islamorada, Florida

ISLAMORADA, Fla., July 18, 2011 – Jody Roberts has been named director of food & beverage for Holiday Isle Beach Resort & Marina, the quintessential Florida Keys destination undergoing a $10.5 million refreshment.  The 24-year veteran will oversee all culinary outlets, including the World Famous Tiki Bar, Rumrunners and the first Shula Burger, scheduled to open mid-fall.

“We are delighted to have Jody oversee our food and beverage operations during this exciting time,” states Bob Van Bergen, managing director of Holiday Isle Beach Resort & Marina.  “He has a stellar reputation in the industry and we look forward to giving him the opportunity to implement his vision at the property for both our leisure, group and wedding markets.”

A native of Virginia, Roberts has spent the past 15 years in Islamorada, most recently serving as general manager for Morada Bay Café and Pierre’s restaurant, which he opened in 1999.  Roberts also has experience in entertainment and nightlife when he managed a club on the east coast that accommodated 800 people.

“I am excited to have the chance to make Holiday Isle the place to be for great food, drinks and fun – starting this summer,” states Roberts.  “I also look forward to working with our chef to create special ocean-to-table beachside dinners for our fishing enthusiasts, implementing experiences the whole family can enjoy and creating distinctive options for brides and grooms seeking a chic and affordable destination wedding venue that offers one of the most visually stunning backdrops one can find.”

About Holiday Isle Beach Resort & Marina
Conveniently located 1.5 hours from Miami in the quaint Florida Keys village of Islamorada – coined the Sport Fishing Capital of the World – Holiday Isle Beach Resort & Marina encompasses more than 12 acres and offers 151 guestrooms and suites, a private beach, two pools, offshore and backcountry marinas, diving and snorkeling trips to North America’s only living barrier reef, and an abundance of water sports. The resort is also home to six food and beverage venues, including the legendary World Famous Tiki Bar and Rumrunners Island Bar, a cross between Swiss Family Robinson hideaway and the top of crow’s nest on a pirate ship.


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Also See: Islamorada, Florida's Holiday Isle Resort Getting a $10.5 million Makeover / May 2011

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