Industry Veteran to Oversee Food & Beverage Programs at Waterfront Boutique Hotel
Argonaut Hotel, an award-winning boutique hotel on San Francisco’s waterfront, today announced the appointment of Irfan Mohamed as director of food & beverage outlets. Bringing more than a decade of hospitality expertise, extreme attention to detail, and a deep passion for the restaurant industry to this role, Mohamed will oversee food and beverage efforts for the hotel, focusing on the signature Blue Mermaid Restaurant.
“Irfan joins our team at an exciting time as we continue to enhance and expand our culinary services,” said Stefan Muhle, area managing director of Argonaut Hotel. “With his background and passion for the industry, we are confident he will build upon the success of Argonaut Hotel and Blue Mermaid Restaurant and elevate the hotel’s culinary capabilities and visibility in our community and beyond.”
Before joining Argonaut Hotel, Mohamed’s most recent role as general manager of restaurant & bar at Michael Symon Restaurant & Bar, Tap House & Kitchen focused on creative initiatives across sales and marketing, daily operations, event planning, and revenue management.
For seven years, Mohamed worked with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in the Pittsburgh, San Jose, Hawaii, and San Francisco locations as director of beverage and banquet operations, where he served various United States presidents, world leaders, and celebrities. Previously, Mohamed was the director of banquets at the iconic Fairmont Hotel and Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar in San Francisco, where he managed all high-end gala events, community fundraisers, and black tie dinners. Before that role, he served two years as director of banquets for The Westin San Francisco and three years as banquet & restaurant manager at The Hotel Vitale San Francisco. In these leadership roles, he contributed to the strategic implementation of the Fairmont Hotel’s industry-leading sustainability program, creative initiatives, food and beverage standards, event planning, revenue management, and daily operations.
Mohamed received a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from Southern Cross University in Australia and completed a Hospitality Management program at the Canberra Institute of Technology. In his free time, he volunteers with the American Red Cross and the Citizen Fire Academy. He is also a member of the United States Bartenders Guild. He resides in Burlingame, California with his wife and two children and enjoys road trips with his family and trying new restaurants.
For more information and to book reservations at the Argonaut Hotel, guests can visit www.argonauthotel.com or call (800) 790 1415.
About Argonaut Hotel
The award-winning Argonaut hotel, a AAA-4-Diamond property, is located on San Francisco’s historic waterfront in the heart of the San Francisco Maritime National Park. As the closest hotel to the water in San Francisco, the boutique property features 252 guest rooms including 13 suites, and offers unrivaled views of the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. One block from Ghirardelli Square and within short walking distance to many of San Francisco’s most famous attractions, the Argonaut is an ideal destination for business and leisure travelers. For more information or to make reservations, please call (415) 563-0800 or visit the website at www.argonauthotel.com.
About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) organized to opportunistically acquire and invest primarily in upper upscale, full-service hotels located in urban markets in major gateway cities. The Company owns 28 hotels, with a total of 6,972 guest rooms. The Company owns hotels located in 9 states and the District of Columbia, including: Los Angeles, California (Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and West Hollywood); San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Washington, DC; Coral Gables, Florida; Naples, Florida; Buckhead, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Nashville, Tennessee; Columbia River Gorge, Washington; and Seattle, Washington. For more information, please visit us at www.pebblebrookhotels.com and follow us on Twitter at @PebblebrookPEB.
About Noble House Hotels & Resorts
A privately held company for more than 30 years, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. was founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group, transitioning in 1994 to a hotel ownership management company. Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., the corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 15 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning the U.S. From the historic passenger Napa Valley Wine Train, to luxury resorts in Seattle, Wash. Jackson Hole, Wyo. and the Florida Keys, each property maximizes and showcases its physical setting. Noble House is continuously growing, operating 43 hotel restaurants, bars and lounges, showcasing local culture and inspiration from local surroundings. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts exemplifies individuality, dedicating itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that contribute to their communities, staying true to local history, culture and ambiance.