MIAMI, April 21, 2015 — Menin Hospitality, a South Florida-based luxury hospitality management company, announces the appointment of Tim Nardi as Vice President of Hotel Operations and Joseph Natale as Vice President of Food & Beverage. Nardi and Natale are former colleagues from Shore Club South Beach, where they ran hotel and F&B operations together a decade ago. Now they have teamed up again to lead operations and expansion for Menin Hospitality.
Tim Nardi will be responsible for leading the operating performance and growth of the company’s hotel portfolio, which includes Bentley South Beach, Gale South Beach, Kaskades Suites at Gale, Sanctuary South Beach and Raffaello Chicago. Joseph Natale will lead operations and growth of Menin Hospitality’s nightlife and restaurant portfolio, which includes Drumbar Chicago, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, Pizza Bar Miami Beach, and Radio Bar South Beach with Red Ginger, BakeHouse and Pizza Bar West Avenue opening in the next six months.
“As Menin Hospitality continues to expand, we are excited to have such strong talent as part of our company,” said Keith Menin, Principal, Menin Hospitality. “Under Tim and Joseph’s direction, our company will continue to grow and flourish.”
Natale assumes his new role after leading the exceptional growth and performance of Menin Hospitality where he has served as Vice President of Operations for the past five years. Prior to this, he was the Beverage Director for LDV Hospitality in New York City and Nightlife Operations Manager for W South Beach. Natale received his bachelor’s degree in Communications at the University of Maryland and his master’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Miami.
Nardi has more than 27 years of experience in various hotel operations roles. He most recently held the position of Managing Director at Starwood Capital Group’s 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach where he oversaw the renovation, re-launch and operational introduction of the resort, which included 426 guest rooms and 163 condominiums. Prior to this, he was also the General Manager at Morgans Hotel Group’s Shore Club in Miami Beach and Marriott International’s Eden Roc Renaissance Resort and Spa Miami Beach.
Nardi attended the University of Montana and is a graduate of Cornell University’s Professional Development Program. He is very active in the Miami Beach community and serves on the board of the Miami City Ballet, the Miami Hotel Association, the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority.
Menin Hospitality is rapidly growing in South Florida. With four hotels and three restaurants in Miami and three more to open soon, they are now expanding to Fort Lauderdale.