Princess Hotel Promotion for Lekki – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: Jul 20, 2021 4:40 PM

Bermuda hospitality veteran Shawn Lekki has been promoted to director of catering at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.

He also becomes a member of the hotel management team.

The hotel said the lead and essential role will see Mr. Lekki leading the day-to-day operations and strategic direction of the hotel’s restaurants, bars and events.

Mr. Lekki was until recently Deputy Director of Food and Beverage.

Tim Morrison, General Manager of the hotel, said: “I am delighted to be able to share the news that we have promoted Shawn Lekki to this pivotal role in leading our catering team.

“Shawn is an accomplished hospitality professional with decades of experience in the Bermuda bar and restaurant industry.

“His dedication to providing fresh and fun experiences to our guests, whether guest or local, is his hallmark and he has made a huge impression on our team and hotel guests.

“We look forward to his next chapter with us and we know he will play a vital role in making it a moment to remember.”

Mr Lekki said he was “incredibly happy” to be appointed to this new position, adding: “I and our food drinks team have been dedicated over the years to ensuring a very high level of offerings, to creating experiences that our guests will treasure, and I am delighted that this has been recognized.

“Good food and drink is at the heart of hospitality and I think the hotel is the pinnacle of Bermuda hospitality, with unparalleled service, and I am honored to lead such a wonderful team.”

The hotel said Mr. Lekki had over 25 years of experience managing all facets of restaurant operations.

He said Mr. Lekki has been with the hotel since 2014 and with Fairmont since 2002, where he has steadily risen through the ranks, from banquet assistant maitre’d to beverage director to maitre’d, making a name for himself. in local hospitality. industry.

He was manager and owner of Sunsets Bar and Restaurant at Ocean View Golf Course from 1996 to 1998 and manager of Club 40 from 1998 to 2003.

While working at the Princess, Mr. Lekki completed cross-training at a partner hotel, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess – an AAA Five Diamond Fairmont property – in 2019.

The month-long program allowed him to experience first-hand food operations in the largest hotel and covered budgets, daily culinary and management operations, marketing vision and restaurant sales tactics and much more. more, said the hotel.

Mr. Lekki attended the Penn State Co-op Program at the University of Shippensburg in Pennsylvania from 1990 to 1993, where he majored in applied physics, before completing his postgraduate year at Kent’s Hill, Maine.

In 2012, he received a certificate from Cornell University for Food Service Management.

Shawn Lekki, promoted to Director of Food & Beverage at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club (Photo provided)

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