Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, the first luxury resort development in the British Virgin Islands in more than 15 years and first member of the Autograph Collection in the Caribbean, has announced the appointment of Edwin Torres as the resort’s new director of food and beverage.
The Puerto Rican-born Torres will lead the food and beverage team and oversee three primary restaurants: Caravela, the resort’s fine-dining outlet featuring updated continental classics combining traditional Italian dishes with Caribbean flair; Tierra!Tierra!, a casual, open-air restaurant overlooking the pool and One Shoe Beach Bar & Grill located on North Beach.
In addition to the restaurants, Torres will draw on his extensive hospitality experience to direct the resort’s catering, room service and special event operations.
“Based on his lengthy tenure within the Marriott brand and track record in the industry, we are very confident in Edwin’s abilities to successfully direct and elevate the food and beverage services at Scrub Island,” said Anura Dewapura, managing director of Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, in a written release.
With nearly 15 years of leadership success in the hospitality food and beverage arena, Torres has held positions at world class luxury hotels and resorts in the Caribbean and the continental US. Prior to joining the team at Scrub Island Resort, Torres was food and beverage director at Renaissance Riverview Plaza and Renaissance Battle House Hotel & Spa in Mobile, Alabama, assistant food and beverage director at Grand Hotel Marriott in Point Clear, Alabama and food and beverage manager at Hyatt Dorado Beach in Dorado, Puerto Rico.