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St. Peter, Barbados – UNNA Resorts is pleased to welcome Joseph Violi as Group General Manager for Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort and Residences and Port Ferdinand Yacht and Beach Club Residences, two luxury seaside properties in Barbados.

An industry veteran and graduate of Cornell University’s renowned hotel administration program, Violi brings over 30 years of luxury hospitality experience to his role as Group General Manager. In his new role, Violi will be responsible for overseeing all of the management, operations, and business development efforts for the two oceanfront properties to continue positioning Saint Peter’s Bay and Port Ferdinand as the preferred accommodation choices in Barbados. 

Violi joins the UNNA Resorts team from The Renaissance on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas, where he held the position of General Manager since 2017, managing the largest condominium association in the Southwest. Prior to Turtle Creek, Violi held leadership roles at numerous luxury Hilton Worldwide and The Ritz-Carlton properties, including the esteemed Casa Marina and The Reach – Waldorf Astoria Resorts in Key West, Florida, and The Ritz-Carlton, Aspen. 

“I am thrilled to be a part of the dedicated team at Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort and Residences and Port Ferdinand Yacht and Beach Club Residences,” said Violi. “Both properties embody the finest of Caribbean luxury living and I couldn’t be more excited to lead a team who care for our guests deeply and provide an unforgettable Bajan experience.”

Having a deep understanding of luxury and international hospitality, along with a strong background in sales, marketing, and revenue management, Violi is well placed to oversee both properties’ collection of villa-style accommodations, three food and beverage outlets, spa, and world class beach club, Nikki Beach.

About Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort and Residences and Port Ferdinand Yacht and Beach Club Residences

Located on the northwest coast of St. Peter, Barbados, Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort and Residences and Port Ferdinand Yacht and Beach Club Residences are positioned as luxury seaside 5-star properties that seamlessly blend the exclusivity of the condominium lifestyle with the vibrance of the Caribbean contemporary villa experience.

With 57 rooms at Port Ferdinand, and 82 at Saint Peter’s Bay, the villas display traditional Barbadian architecture and finishes with floor plans that maximize open living spaces, breathtaking views and privacy. The dual resorts also pride themselves on offering world-class concierge services that can make any guest request come true, whether they want to swim with turtles, hop a private catamaran sail or fishing charter, or enjoy a bespoke candlelit dinner. 

Port Ferdinand is also home to Barbados’ world-renowned Nikki Beach Club, as well as, Chef Larry Rogers’ critically acclaimed bistro-style restaurant, Dockside at 13°/59°. For more information, please visit or

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