El San Juan Hotel announced Timothy Arnold as managing director of food and beverage. Arnold brings more than 25 years of luxury resort, hotel and restaurant experience to the multimillion-dollar renovation. In his new role, Arnold will oversee all aspects of El San Juan Hotel’s food and beverage operations including the resort’s nine award-winning restaurants, 15 bars and in room dining programming.

“Throughout his career, Arnold has established himself as an exemplary leader, not just managerially and operationally, but also strategically,” says Stefan Huber, managing director of El San Juan Hotel, “He has a proven and impressive record of success in growing business and revenue. We are excited to welcome him to Puerto Rico and to the El San Juan Hotel team.”

Before joining the El San Juan Hotel, Arnold served in various roles launching and growing luxury hospitality operations, including director of food and beverage at the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, a Four-Diamond resort home to eight restaurants and bars in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Previously, Arnold managed all aspects of food and beverage operations at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida as well as at China Grill Management where he was responsible for overseeing all China Grill and Mondrian Hotel operations and future development projects in South Florida. Arnold drew on his previous experience at Canyon Ranch where he opened their $650 million wellness living community and all-suite hotel in Miami Beach.

“Puerto Rico has a vibrant culinary scene that I am looking forward to being a part of,” says Arnold. “While the El San Juan Hotel has always been a celebrated cultural staple in Puerto Rico, the new projects we are developing will reinvigorate the Isla Verde food and entertainment scene, taking it to new heights.”

Arnold received a Business Administration degree at both Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis, and the University of New Orleans.

“Tim has demonstrated an excellent ability to develop and integrate experiential programming across many leading hospitality, restaurant and nightlife entertainment groups,” says Andro Nodarse-León of León Mayer & Co., one of the owners and asset managers of the property. “Tim’s passion and work ethic has been reflected throughout his successful career and we look forward to having him deliver top quality and innovative food and beverage offerings throughout the El San Juan Hotel.”

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