NASHVILLE, TENN. (Nov. 20, 2019) – Castlerock Asset Management, an acclaimed, Nashville-based hospitality ownership and management group, today announced the appointment of Thomas Roman as its corporate director of food & beverage. Roman will oversee development and execution of food and beverage strategy and operations for the group’s hotel properties including Nashville’s award-winning Bobby Hotel; The Westin Tampa Bay and The Westin Nashville.
“Thomas’ experience is a perfect fit for this role,” said Kevin Fee, managing director at Castlerock Asset Management. He is a firm believer that success is not only about the ‘know-how,’ but about the passion, creativity and nurturing of relationships formed along the way, which aligns with our values. We’re thrilled to have him join us as we continue elevating the food and beverage experience across our portfolio.”
A graduate of George Washington University, Roman began his hospitality career at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in partnership with Restaurant Associates. In 2010, he worked in sales with global titans Budweiser and Coca-Cola before moving on to management roles with the Gerber Group, where he managed outlets at W Times Square, Westin Grand Central, Whiskey Park and Stone Rose Lounge in Columbus Circle’s Time Warner Center. He then transitioned into a director of food & beverage role with Dream Hotel Group, where he oversaw food and beverage strategy and the relaunches of signature concepts Serafina and Le Grande lounge at The Time Hotel before moving on to become a member of the opening leadership team for the esteemed Tao Group. In his role with Tao Group, he assisted with launching the brand’s outposts in Los Angeles, specifically serving as the general manager of the Highlight Room at Dream Hollywood before accepting his most recent role as the director of nightlife operations for PUBLIC Hotel in New York City before relocating to Nashville.
“I’ve had the privilege of working for and alongside some of the most celebrated leaders in this industry which has prepared me for this new adventure with the Castlerock team,” said Roman. “Creating an above-and-beyond guest experience is at the core of what we do – the opportunity to make a memorable impact is what gets me excited every day. I look forward continuing my hospitality career with Castlerock, offering my passion and skillset to their exemplary portfolio and making Nashville my home.”
In his role with Castlerock, Roman looks forward to creating and implementing forward-thinking food and beverage programming for both in-room and venue dining; ensuring continued profitability across the brand portfolio and upholding the longstanding reputation of customer service excellence that Castlerock is known for.