Seán Carney has been appointed managing director of Rosewood Miramar Beach, a luxury resort opening early 2019 in the Montecito community in Southern California. In his role as managing director, Carney will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the property, including the resort’s six dining venues and Sense, A Rosewood Spa.
Carney joins Rosewood Miramar Beach with more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Most recently, Carney served as managing director of Lough Eske Castle, A Solis Hotel in Donegal, Ireland. During his tenure at the property, Carney significantly increased the hotel’s revenue, profitability and occupancy rate. Before that, he served as the interim managing director of the Capella Marigot Bay in Saint Lucia, where he oversaw all elements of the resort while it was undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation.
Previously, Carney held various food-and-beverage positions at hotels across the U.S. and the Caribbean, including Caneel Bay, a former Rosewood Resort, Ritz Carlton in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Atlanta, Georgia and the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii. A dual citizen of Ireland and the United States, Carney holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in international hospitality management from Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh, Scotland.
“We are thrilled to welcome Seán to the Rosewood Miramar Beach team as we approach the upcoming opening of the property, which represents a significant moment for the brand,” Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement. “With his extensive experience in the industry and demonstrated track-record establishing top-tier properties across the globe, Seán is a welcome addition to Rosewood and will be instrumental in establishing this resort as a world-class destination.”