Long-time Rosewood Leadership Team Member Rises the Ranks at Montecito’s Exclusive Beachfront Resort 

(Santa Barbara, CA – September 5, 2023) – Rosewood Miramar Beach is pleased to announce the promotion of James Verlinden to the position of Director of Food and Beverage, overseeing the Resort’s outlets including Michelin Star and Michelin Green Star recognized Caruso’s, Michelin New Discovery AMA Sushi, Miramar Beach Bar, The Manor Bar, the Resort’s banquet operations and private members-only club, Miramar Club. James brings with him a wealth of experience and a strong track record of excellence in the hospitality industry.

Having been an integral part of the Rosewood Miramar Beach team since its grand opening, James Verlinden has steadily risen through the ranks, most recently serving as the Assistant Director of Food and Beverage. His journey with Rosewood began more than a decade ago in September 2013 at the renowned Rosewood London. His contributions, upholding the brand’s pillars, have been consistently remarkable.

“James has made valuable contributions to the food & beverage program at Rosewood Miramar Beach in his years with us,” says Rick Fidel, managing director Rosewood Miramar Beach. “We’re grateful for his commitment to the resort and looking forward to continuing to elevate our outlets under his expert guidance.”

Prior to his tenure at Rosewood, James honed his skills in the hospitality arena with The Berkeley, where he gained valuable experience as a Food & Beverage Manager in Training and Event Sales. A graduate of the prestigious Glion Hotel School in Switzerland, his passion for excellence is evident in every facet of his work. His global perspective, nurtured by his upbringing in nine different countries – including Oman, Philippines, Indonesia, England, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States – has enriched his ability to create unforgettable guest experiences.

Rosewood Miramar Beach’s award-winning restaurants and bars include Michelin Star and Michelin Green Star recognized Caruso’s, Miramar Beach Bar, AMA Sushi and The Manor Bar. For more information: https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/miramar-beach-montecito