Viceroy Santa Monica Welcomes Hotel Manager, Nijad Fares and Director of Restaurants, Jakub Skyvara

/Viceroy Santa Monica Welcomes Hotel Manager, Nijad Fares and Director of Restaurants, Jakub Skyvara

Viceroy Santa Monica Welcomes Hotel Manager, Nijad Fares and Director of Restaurants, Jakub Skyvara

|2017-03-31T13:21:53-05:00March 31st, 2017|

Viceroy Santa Monica is pleased to announce the appointment of two new colleagues: Nijad Fares as Hotel Manager, and Jakub Skyvara as Director of Restaurants and Banquets.

As Hotel Manager, Nijad Fares’ extensive background in hospitality sets him up for success in managing all operational aspects at the boutique property, including sales, marketing, food and beverage and future growth efforts. Prior to this appointment, Fares held the position of Director of Food and Beverage at Clift Hotel San Francisco, where he was overseeing the culinary team to help develop all seasonal menus, and ensuring the quality of guest experiences. Before his time in San Francisco, Fares held the role of Director of Restaurants and Bars at The St. Regis Monarch Beach and The Westin San Diego; Restaurant Manager at The Westin Maui; and Food & Beverage Supervisor at The Sheraton San Diego.

Jakub Skyvara, Director of Restaurants and Banquets, takes on the role of managing and overseeing the hotel’s Food & Beverage operation. Skyvara comes to Viceroy Santa Monica from the Four Seasons Hotel Rancho Encantado where he was responsible for the entire Food & Beverage operation. Prior to moving back to U.S., Jakub Skyvara spent over two years at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong where he led the team of Michelin Star restaurants including Mandarin Grill & Bar, The Krug Room and The Chinnery to new heights of service and product innovation. No stranger to Los Angeles, Skyvara spent over four years at the Beverly Wilshire before moving to Hong Kong. His passions include all things food & beverage with a real emphasis on excellence in service delivery. Skyvara attended Charles University in the Czech Republic where he studied Tourism and Sport management.

“Our team is thrilled to welcome Nijad and Jakub into the Viceroy family. Their impressive backgrounds paired with their passion for the hospitality industry will be instrumental in the continued success and momentum of the property,” said Todd Yamaoka, General Manager at Viceroy Santa Monica.

About Viceroy Santa Monica

Located on iconic Ocean Avenue, Viceroy Santa Monica embodies luxury California living at its finest. The property boasts 162 meticulously appointed guestrooms originally designed by internationally acclaimed designer Kelly Wearstler. Expansive executive suites updated by Dawson Design Associates offer sweeping ocean views. Enhanced by unique décor elements that blend hints of British colonial and lavish Regency style with modern materials and a bold color palette, as well as first-class amenities and unparalleled guest service, Viceroy Santa Monica provides visitors with a refined beachside experience unlike any other. On-site amenities include access to two plunge pools surrounded by chic cabanas offering privacy in style; CAST Lounge, an upscale and stylish nightlife destination with curated specialty cocktails in the hotel lobby; and a one-of-a-kind dining experience at CAST Restaurant, an acclaimed restaurant with a locally influenced menu by executive chef Larry Monaco utilizing seasonal and authentic flavors with distinct Los Angeles flare. If you would like to check out Viceroy Santa Monica on social media please use the relevant handles here: @viceroysm (Instagram), @ViceroySM (Twitter). For more information and to make a reservation, please visit www.viceroyhotelandresorts/en/santamonica or call (800) 622-8711.

About Viceroy Hotel Group

Viceroy Hotel Group delivers one-of-a-kind lifestyle experiences that bring together provocative design and intuitive service in sought-after locations. Signature brand amenities and services created for the diverse business and leisure guests include dynamic dining venues featuring world-class culinary talents and destination spas specializing in health, fitness and beauty. Current properties include hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi, Anguilla, Beverly Hills, New York, Riviera Maya, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Snowmass, St. Lucia and Zihuatanejo with forthcoming openings in Algarve, Cartagena, Chicago, Dubai, Panama and Turkey. Viceroy Hotel Group is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) DISCOVERY, a unique loyalty program offering exclusive benefits and experiences to its members, at over 550 hotels around the world. For more information, visit Follow ViceroyHotel Group at and on Instagram @viceroyhotels.           

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