Sean Riebau Director of Food and Beverage

Sean Riebau Appointed As Director of Food and Beverage at Newly Debuted Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

Sean Riebau Director of Food and BeverageHilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace announced today the appointment of Sean Riebau as the new Director of Food and Beverage. Bringing a wealth of hospitality and culinary industry experience, Riebau will elevate the standards of exceptional service and creative programming on property.

Sean Riebau Director of Food and BeverageHe will oversee the financial and managerial operations as well as the execution of the hotel’s newly launched food and beverage outlets including full-service restaurant, Letterpress; marketplace, Citrus28; lobby bar, Sunnies; poolside restaurant, Shades; in-room dining for 1,011 rooms, and catering for the property’s extensive 92,000 square feet of meetings and events spaces.

“With more than nine years of experience and passion for innovative cuisine, Sean is becoming an instrumental part of our growth and leadership team,” says James Grosso, General Manager at Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace. “His knowledge and insight on operations and management are set to increase the success of the hotel’s revamped culinary offerings.”Sean Riebau Director of Food and Beverage

Most recently, Riebau joins the team from Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel, a 3,500-room property with 13 restaurant outlets, where he served as the Assistant Director of Food and Beverage for two years. In his role, he generated an excess of $75 million a year in food and beverage revenue, the highest profit-producing culinary program in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Prior to his position in Hawaii, Riebau spent seven years with Interstate Hotels at various locations.

About Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, located in the Disney Springs™ Area

Located in the Walt Disney World® Resort and across the street to the shopping and entertainment destination, Disney Springs™, the new 1,011-room Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, is an oasis for leisure and groups. The hotel offers 92,000 sq. ft. of event space for indoor and outdoor functions, including two outdoor event lawns.  Dining options on property include the new signature restaurant Letterpress, Sunnies Lobby Bar and outdoor terrace, the grab-and-go market, Citrus 28, and Shades poolside restaurant. Hotel room views of nightly theme park fireworks and opportunities to meet and greet with favorite Disney characters at the vibrant Character Dining breakfast every Sunday at Letterpress bring even more magic to the guests during their stay. For guests, groups and weddings seeking a rejuvenating variety of tailored beauty services, Kay Casperson Spa, Salon & Boutique is the full-service spa and salon featuring a private spa pool. Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace also offers a lap pool and cabana service, a zero-entry pool with a Float Lagoon, complimentary Disney Theme Park shuttles, a 24-hour fitness center, and high-speed Internet Access.

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