Johann Friedrich Zwahlen Joins as Executive Chef and Maxine Jemison Joins as Director of Sales & Marketing

NEW YORK – Sept. 11, 2019 – The Harbor Club, a Hilton Curio Collection hotel located in St Lucia’s beautiful Rodney Bay, announced two new appointments to the hotel’s management team: Johann Friedrich “Fritz” Zwahlen as Executive Chef and Maxine Jemison as Director of Sales & Marketing. Zwahlen and Jemison have been brought in under the hotel’s recently announced Managing Director Lester Scott, whose goal is to elevate the hotel’s image and position it as the pinnacle of Saint Lucian hospitality.

Chef Zwahlen joins the team with three decades of experience and has led culinary teams at renowned properties such as Carillon Miami Beach Wellness Resort, Amanyara in Turks and Caicos, and the Amangala Resort in Sri Lanka. His culinary prowess has earned him global acclaim and with over two decades of experience in the luxury resort industry, Chef Zwahlen is uniquely poised to make the Harbor Club a culinary destination.

“Fritz is one of the most sought-after Chefs in the industry with his extensive expertise and his passion for preparing savory, inspired dishes,” said Lester Scott, Managing Director of The Harbor Club. “Having worked in Michelin-starred restaurants, Fritz has the know-how to develop a menu of flavors that excite the palate, and that is part of our goal here at The Harbor Club.”

Also joining the team is Maxine “Max” Jemison, who comes to The Harbor Club from Eden Roc and Nobu in Miami. Ms. Jemison joins the team with an extensive experience in hotel sales and marketing, having worked for brands including Marriott, Starwood and Hilton. She will be responsible for managing the sales team with a focus on developing partnerships with corporate accounts, executing meetings and events, and coordinating destination weddings.

“Max is a rockstar when it comes to hotel sales and marketing,” said Lester Scott, Managing Director of The Harbor Club. “Her ingenuity has been recognized and rewarded in her past roles and she has the training and expertise that makes her an invaluable asset to our team.”

The Harbor Club is owned by Wes Hall and is a part of Hilton’s Curio Collection. Since acquiring the property, Mr. Hall has recruited some of the industry’s leading professionals to oversee the hotel’s renaissance.

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