KEY WEST, Fla. – DiamondRock Hospitality has announced the appointment of Milos Davidovic as general manager of the highly anticipated Barbary Beach House Key West.
Davidovic will oversee a team of hospitality professionals and day-to-day operations at the 184-room oceanfront property overlooking the seemingly endless stretch of Smathers Beach.
“Milos’s hospitality background includes luxury, boutique, and global brand hotels, making him ideally suited to manage this property,” said Tom Healy, executive vice president and chief operating officer, DiamondRock Hospitality. “His extensive food and beverage experience will also be a tremendous advantage as we showcase our exceptional culinary offerings through island-style dining options, as well as weddings and intimate gatherings.”
With nearly two decades in the hospitality industry, Davidovic most recently worked as director of hotel operations at The Gwen in Chicago, which was named the 2018 Marriott International Hotel of the Year. Prior to The Gwen, Davidovic was general manager of food and beverage at The Kimpton Gray Chicago, located in the city’s bustling financial district.
His eight years in the Chicago area also include time with Radisson Blu, InterContinental, Embassy Suites Lakefront Downtown Chicago, and ownership of Tuscanos Fine Italian Restaurant. Previously, Davidovic was part of the Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta Hotel team as well as part of the management team at Plaka bar and restaurant.
Barbary Beach House Key West captures the adventurous spirit of the island city, while sharing the destination’s natural wonder and unrivaled setting. Set amidst a lush topical haven, guests enjoy an array of amenities, including a lagoon-style pool, lounging hammocks, bicycles, complimentary shuttle service to Duval Street and the Downton Seaport Harbor, and full-service restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating and pool bar. Across the street at the Barbary Beach Club, guests may enjoy Hobie Cats, paddleboards, and kayaks. There’s also indoor banquet space and outdoor gardens and courtyards, complete with a 1,500-square-foot event Palapa for smaller meetings, intimate weddings, and events.
Enhanced cleaning and safety protocols are in place, as are restricted capacity at the restaurant per state orders. Social distancing guidelines are also in place throughout the property.