Mariano Formariz in as GM at San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

July 8, 2024
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The resort appointed three new executive team members.

Puerto Rico’s San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has appointed a new General Manager, as well as a new Food & Beverage Director and Executive Chef.

The destination is appointing these executives for the purpose of “reinforcing the property's commitment to excellence in hospitality and guest experiences.”

The casino resort has named Mariano Formariz to serve as its General Manager. Formariz steps into the role with more than 25 years of industry experience and first joined Marriott in 1998.

Since starting with the company, he has served in various leadership roles, including General Manager and Complex General Manager. Prior to his new position, Formariz was the Area General Manager for the company Peru destination.

The San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino further elaborated on his lengthy career and responsibilities of his new role by commenting, “Mariano has demonstrated unparalleled dedication and passion for the hospitality sector with extensive leadership experience across multiple brands in Latin America.

“In his new role, Mariano will oversee the property's day-to-day operations and elevate the visitor experience, including staff management and deployment, strategic planning, budgeting and sales and marketing for the resort.”

Javier Escola will take serve as the resort’s Food & Beverage Director, and Romeo Penacino will step in as Executive Chef.

The company briefly discussed these appointments by saying, “With a strong focus on customer satisfaction and operational efficiency, Javier brings extensive experience from leading hospitality establishments around the world.

“San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino welcomes Romeo Penacino as Executive Chef. Romeo has a proven track record of enhancing revenue, driving profitability and fostering employee engagement.”


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