THE SAN LUIS WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE
Michael Hammes Joins Award-Winning Staff
GALVESTON, TEXAS — The San Luis Resort announces the addition of Michael Hammes as Director of Food and Beverage for The San Luis Hotel, Spa & Conference Center. With more than 20 years in the food service industry, Hammes brings an array of experience and successes to the The San Luis.
“We are thrilled to add Michael to the San Luis team,” said Paul Schultz, Paul Schultz, Vice President of Hospitality for Landry’s Hotel Division. “He brings a wealth of leadership qualities and extensive results-oriented experience that we wholeheartedly welcome and will enjoy. His true passion for great food and great service will definitely complement our offerings.”
Hammes began his career in the hotel industry as the food and beverage director for Mount Snow Ski Resort in Vermont in 2002 and later transferred to The Canyons in Park City, UT, a AAA 4- Diamond 700+ room Resort. In 2008 Hammes joined Vail Resorts and became F&B Director of Keystone, the third busiest ski resort in the world. By 1990, he was general manager of Bigg’s in Chicago eventually heading overseas as GM and and corporate training consultant for Planet Hollywood Asia including locations in Australia, South Africa and Southeast Asia.
Upon his return to the states, Hammes worked at famed gourmet retailer Dean & Deluca in Kansas City, KS and Charlotte, NC and later Wolfgang Puck Grand Café in Orlando, FL.
During his tenure at these properties Hammes dramatically improved the food and beverage departments, service scores, overall quality and profitability for the resorts.
“The San Luis Resort is a legendary property with immense potential and I am excited to join the team,” said Hammes. “My family and I look forward to becoming a part of Galveston’s dynamic community and calling this area home.”