PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMASAtlantis Paradise Island appoints François Gauthier, Vice President Food & Beverage.

With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Gauthier was most recently the Director of Operations for W Boston Hotel, and previously held other notable positions including Director of Food & Beverage for The Westin Montreal, The Westin Boston Waterfront and Marriott Boston Long Wharf.

As Vice President of Food & Beverage at Atlantis Paradise Island, Gauthier will oversee the resort’s extensive bar, lounge and nightclub experiences, including the beverage programs for Paranza by Michelin-starred chef Michael White, Café Martinique helmed by globally acclaimed chef Adrian Delcourt, Frezca and SeaGlass at The Cove, the Atlantis Casino’s Moon Bar and the soon to debut, Bar Sol. He will also manage the training, development and growth of the department’s team members.

“François has a long history of excellence in his past positions, and we’re delighted he will be part of our team in opening Atlantis’ new restaurants, bars and directing nightlife programming. His global expertise in hospitality is one we are looking forward to welcoming to the Bahamas.” said Audrey Oswell, President and Managing Director, Atlantis Paradise Island.

Gauthier’s decades-long career has taken him around the world, gaining experience in management, training and full-service hospitality operations. He holds a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management from University of Montreal and has been certified by eCornell University for Hotel Revenue Management. A hands-on leader equipped with an analytical and contextual approach to problem solving, Gauthier has also held positions as Director of Beverage and Bars for Delta Hotels by Marriott Montreal, and Director of Event Operations at The Westin Montreal.