Royal Sonesta New Orleans Hires Zachary Martin as Director of Food and Beverage
NEW ORLEANS — The award-winning Royal Sonesta New Orleans has named Zachary Martin as its director of food and beverage. With more than two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Martin brings a wealth of expertise to the resort-style, luxury hotel’s team. Details were shared in a press release.
In his role, Martin oversees all the hotel’s on-site dining and entertainment venues – which include Restaurant R’evolution and Bar R’evolution, The Jazz Playhouse, Desire Oyster Bar, Le Booze and PJ’s Coffee Cafe – as well as full-staff catering services.
Most recently, Martin served as the general manager of The Alida Hotel in Savannah, Georgia. He was also the director of operations for The Hamilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., and he held multiple positions with The Kessler Collection Hotel Group at properties in Florida and Georgia. Returning to the New Orleans market, Martin is a former sous/pastry chef for Emeril’s Restaurant.
“Zachary is an excellent addition to our team, and I look forward to his leadership for our food and beverage services,” said hotel general manager Alfred Groos. “With Royal Sonesta New Orleans’ complete offerings as a top dining destination and Big Easy experience, Zachary’s industry knowledge and skills align perfectly to elevate our already heightened service standards.”
An award-winning chef, Martin has previously been invited to host New Year’s Eve dinner at the James Beard House in New York City. He was also recognized for his talents in management with the 2016 Interstate Hotels and Resorts Hotel of the Year award, as well as two Kessler Financial Awards.
“I’m thrilled to apply my experience in this industry to bring continued success to Royal Sonesta New Orleans’ culinary offerings and its Food is Art program,” said Martin. “I look forward to working closely with our team to continue providing exemplary service to our guests.”