Kevin Hughes has been appointed general manager of Saint Lucia’s Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa. In his new role, Hughes will oversee the daily operations and a staff of more than 300 people for this 250-room, all-inclusive property on Saint Lucia’s south coast.
Hughes’ hospitality career spans 30 years. He was the director of food and beverage at Coconut Bay for two years prior to his appointment as the resort’s general manager.
Previously, Hughes was the executive director of food and beverage at the Wyndham Resort, Crystal Palace Casino Nassau, Bahamas for four years where he was responsible for operations with over $18 million annual food and beverage sales. He also served as director of food and beverage at Sandals Resorts in Jamaica and Saint Lucia.
“It is very exciting to have a strong leader and member of our team step into this role,” says Mark Adams, president and CEO of Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, in a written release. “During Kevin’s tenure as food and beverage director he has overseen the renovation and expansion of our four restaurants and six bars and putting new menus and services into place. Most recently he was instrumental developing Capri’s new La Luna alfresco private dining experience and we look forward to seeing the same innovation as we continue to raise the bar on guest satisfaction.”