Robert Rhea has been named director of food and beverage at McLemore. Responsible for daily operations in luxury resorts, hotels and restaurants, Mr. Rhea most recently served as director of food and beverage at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, Autograph Collection. While at the Grand Bohemian, Mr. Rhea oversaw all aspects of the boutique Marriott’s food and beverage program, including the creation of the venue’s weekly brunch event, “The Mad Hatter Brunch and Day Party.”
Prior to his tenure in Charleston, Mr.
Rhea worked at the Madeline Hotel and Residences in Telluride, Co.; Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas in Page, Az.; Hilton Cabana in Miami Beach; Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo.; and Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Fl. Mr. Rhea has developed menu and bar concepts, operational strategies, advertising plans and management of multiple revenue centers over his decade-long career. Additionally, Mr. Rhea has met the high brand standards of Leading Hotels of the World, Preferred Hotels, Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond properties.
Charlie Rymer, executive vice president of The McLemore Club, said, “As McLemore continues build its brand as a regional destination, it is important to have strong leadership in place to reach the goals we have set. Rob Rhea’s proven skill and expertise will raise our offerings to new heights. We could not be more pleased to have him join our team.”
Mr. Rhea said, “The McLemore team is building a reputation not only for the beauty of the unique location and golf opportunities, but also for the community that continues to grow and thrive under their care. I am looking forward to being a part of the team that is committed to standards set ‘above the clouds’.”
McLemore is located at 32 Clubhouse Lane in Rising Fawn.