Island Hotel Names New Coastal Catering Director


20 Years of Designing Experiences Focused on a Collaborative Event Approach

Island Hotel Names New Coastal Catering DirectorNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Coastal Catering by Island Hotel announces the appointment of hospitality industry pro Robert Glowczwski as its new director – supervising on- and off-site social events, charity galas, private residence functions and corporate events.

Known for his collaborative spirit when working with guests and associates, Glowczwski will be working side by side with Island Hotel’s Executive Chef David Man. Together, they look to offer new Coastal Catering experiences, including interactive culinary adventures and SoCal craft beer and brewery functions, among other customized themed events.

Island Hotel Names New Coastal Catering Director “We are very pleased Robert will be helming Coastal Catering,” said Island Hotel’s General Manager Gerard Widder. “His leadership, innovative ideas and commitment to working with the customer will continue to strengthen our position as a sought-after destination for the finest in leisure and business catering and entertainment in Orange County.”

For the last six years prior to this appointment, Glowczwski served as director of operations at ACCESS Destination Services based in Irvine, Calif., where he managed $8.5 million in destination services revenue annually. He started his meteoric career path at ACCESS in 1997 as a program coordinator.

Glowczwski is a destination management certified professional (DMCP) under the auspices of the Association of Destination Management Executives (ADME) and a certified tourism ambassador (CTA) connected with Visit Anaheim. He served as chapter president for the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association, International (HSMAI) from 2009 to 2011 and as treasurer in 2011. Glowczwski is also proud to be an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

About Island Hotel Newport Beach
Situated in Newport Center, the heart of Newport Beach and coastal Orange County, Island Hotel Newport Beach is a luxury coastal hotel offering breathtaking ocean, harbor and city views. Island Hotel features 295 guestrooms and suites, more than 23,000 square feet of event space, the largest ballroom in Newport Beach, a spa, fitness center and resort-style pool. Island Hotel Newport Beach is one of three hotels in the world-class Coastal Collection portfolio of Irvine Company Resort Properties® including Pelican Hill Resort and Hotel Irvine. Located just steps away from Fashion Island®, Orange County’s premier outdoor coastal shopping and entertainment destination, Island Hotel is the social center of Newport Beach, one of California’s most desirable beach cities located about 45 minutes south of Los Angeles.

A member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX™ Collection, guests at Island Hotel are eligible to enroll in the iPrefer® guest loyalty program to earn points, status and special benefits upon every stay

About the Irvine Company

The Irvine Company® is an internationally renowned real estate development company known for its award-winning master-planned communities, its vast portfolio of high-quality investment properties and its leadership in conservation and natural resource management.  The growing real estate portfolio encompasses office, apartment, retail and resort holdings located throughout California’s premier markets, including assets in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and holdings in Northern California.  As a steward of some of America’s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch® in Orange County — 50,000 acres — to permanently preserve these lands. The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have designated these parklands as “Natural Landmarks,” one of the most prestigious land preservation designations. The privately held, diversified company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch® from Mexican and Spanish land grants.