Key Hires Announced for New Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman

Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman

Howard Hospitality Group (HHG), an international hotel investor, developer and operator, recently announced the official opening of its new Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands office. 

The company has assembled a team of new hires who will collectively oversee several properties, including the Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman.

James Stephen joins HHG as director of sales and marketing with more than 12 years of hotel and resort experience. In his new role, Stephen will manage all leisure and group sales, public relations and marketing initiatives for HHG’s Grand Cayman properties. 

Fiona Leslie is HHG's new hotel manager. Leslie is responsible for the day-to-day management of HHG’s Grand Cayman properties and their staff. With more than 20 years of hotel experience, Leslie has held positions with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in a variety of locations, including Maui, Lake Tahoe, Grand Cayman and Carmel, CA. 

Marco Mauthner has been appointed food and beverage director and will lead the strategy, planning and development of HHG’s various dining outlets. 

Carlos Contreras comes to HHG as executive chef with decades of experience in a variety of cuisines and a global sensibility. In his new role, Contreras will oversee HHG’s culinary team, catering and banquet services, and numerous dining outlets including the global steakhouse YARA, a signature HHG concept that will make its debut at the new Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman.