Diego Sena, General Manager

Diego Sena is the new General Manager of the Royal Blues Hotel and Chanson Restaurant, the only Relais & Chateaux property in South Florida.

Before earning his position as GM in December, Sena had been serving as the property’s Bar Manager and Mixologist for three years, during which time he custom created the property’s seasonal craft cocktail menus and ran the very successful bar program.

Sena has over a decade of experience in the food and beverage industry, which lends him a wealth of knowledge for managing Chanson Restaurant, the hotel’s oceanfront, fine-dining establishment.

He is currently working on earning a degree in Business Management from Florida Atlantic University.

From Belo Horizonte Brazil, Sena is tri-lingual — fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English — which makes him a great fit for the Relais & Chateaux culture. Relais & Chateaux is a worldwide association of more than 550 unique, luxury hotels operated by independent innkeepers, chefs and owners. Relais & Chateaux properties have a driving desire to promote the fine art of hospitality and the diversity of world cuisine.

Sena was promoted to GM by the hotel’s owner, Mr. Edward Walson, who is best known as a Hollywood producer who works alongside Woody Allen. Walson witnessed firsthand Sena’s passion, drive and business savvy; he believes Sena will help the property to build a younger, hipper and more health-conscious crowd.

Sena views his promotion as a tremendous opportunity to grow.