sbe, a lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates hospitality venues globally, announced that Sebastien Silvestri will be joining as SVP, food & beverage, hotel division. In his new role, Silvestri will oversee the food-and-beverage venues in sbe’s hotel division across the entire platform. He will be based in Miami.
“sbe continues to expand its senior leadership team at a rapid pace and we are thrilled to add Sebastien to our powerful group of executives,” said Jorge Giannattasio, COO at sbe. “His experience working at leading companies will be valuable as we continue to grow across the world.”
“sbe’s impact on the hospitality industry has been remarkable and its phenomenal growth is unmatched in the industry,” Silvestri said. “It is a true honor to be joining the team and I look forward to ensuring the food & beverage venues at each location offer the best dining experiences to our customers.”
Prior to his current position, Silvestri was the VP of food & beverage at The Venetian and The Palazzo Casino Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas – a 7,000-suite integrated resort.
Previously, he held a variety of leadership roles at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif.; Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas; Telluride Ski and Golf Resort in Telluride, Colo.; Orient-Express Hotels in Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in Dallas; and in London at the Lanesborough Hotel. He began his career at the Hilton International in Paris.
Silvestri has been recognized with many accolades and received senatorial recognition from both Nevada Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller as well as Congressman Joe Heck for his service to the restaurant industry and his community. Las Vegas, Inc. recognized Sebastien in 2014 with the 40 under 40 honor and the Nevada Restaurant Association named him 2016 Restauranteur of the Year. Silvestri serves on several advisory boards including Reed Expo and G2E, the Global Gaming Show, The Culinary Institute of America, Board of Fellows, and served as chairman of The Nevada Restaurant Association. He has been featured on several documentaries and TV shows including “The World’s Busiest Hotel,” Capital, E! Entertainment, Entertainment Tonight, The Cake Boss and Access Hollywood.
A native of France, Silvestri began his food-and-beverage service career working at age 16 in local restaurants. He holds a baccalaureate hotel and culinary art degree and a BTS: hotel management and culinary art degree from Esitel School in Montpellier, France.