EAST Miami Welcomes New General Manager Andres Garcia
Swire Hotels is pleased to announce that Andres Garcia, previous Hotel Manager of EAST Miami has been appointed as the new General Manager, effective December 2021 and will be responsible for all aspects of the hotel.
Andres has over 20 years of global experience in hotel and restaurant management. He first joined Swire Hotels in April 2017 as Hotel Manager, where he oversaw all operations, including EAST Miami’s popular dining outlets: the signature Uruguayan restaurant, Quinto La Huella, and award-winning rooftop destinations, Sugar and Tea Room.
A proud Uruguayan and bilingualist, Andres not only fits naturally with the local community in Miami but also brings with him a diverse cultural knowledge coming from the nation where its population is of multicultural origins.
“I am honoured to be working with a great team at EAST Miami, where we face challenges and opportunities together. This year marks the hotel’s 6th anniversary and I truly believe EAST Miami will continue to be a unique hotel in one of the top travel destinations in the world, driven by our playful energy and lifestyle with a Latin flair,” says Andres Garcia.
“Having been part of the Swire Hotels family for over four years, Andres has demonstrated passion and commitment to creating distinctive experiences and delivering exemplary services for our guests. His conviviality and wealth of knowledge of the region have allowed him to bring people together easily in his previous managerial positions at the hotel, making him a perfect fit for this key leadership role,” says Dean Winter, Managing Director at Swire Hotels. “I am confident that Andres will most certainly excel and contribute to the continued success of the EAST brands.”
As a graduate of the Centro Superior de Hosteleria in Galicia, Spain, Andres began his hotelier journey at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in the US and Latin America, where he specialised in food and beverage operations before and subsequently took on the role of General Manager with another international hotel group in Mexico.
Andres now resides in Miami with his wife and three children, and in his spare time enjoys doing outdoor activities – from scuba diving and football to occasionally shark diving.