Benchmark has named Amit Kumar Sen director of food & beverage for Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, the landmark Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property on Curaçao. Rob de Bekker, Benchmark’s general manager at the resort, made the announcement.
“It is such a pleasure to welcome Amit to our resort and to the beautiful island of Curaçao,” said Mr. de Bekker. “He comes with important leadership skills and culinary experience gained at signature hotels and resorts within the United States and the Caribbean. Amit also offers a keen understanding and appreciation of the culture of this region.”
Amit Sen brings a wealth of industry and Caribbean market experience to his new position with Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, having launched his culinary and hospitality career in Aruba. He most recently held the position of director of food & beverage outlets for the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Louisiana, and prior to this served as director of restaurants for the Gaylord Palms Resort Convention Centre in Kissimmee, Florida. Mr. Sen previously held food and beverage positions with Ritz Carlton, Marriott and select resort properties on Aruba.
Fluent in English, Hindi, Bengali, and conversational in Spanish and Papiamento, Amit Sen earned his Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from CHN – Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, in conjunction with the University of Aruba. He received his Diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the International Institute for Advanced Studies based in India. Mr. Sen resides on Curaçao and will be joined shortly by his wife, who is a native of Aruba, and their two daughters.