Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita Welcomes Michael Rodriguez as New Food & Beverage Director
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, a beloved, five-star resort nestled along Mexico's Pacific coast, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Michael Rodriguez as new food and beverage director. With a dynamic career spanning over a decade in the luxury hospitality industry, Rodriguez brings a wealth of experience, coming off back-to-back new hotel openings and a renovation. Known for his relentless pursuit of excellence and exceptional leadership skills, Rodriguez is eager to push the culinary team at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita to new heights.
"Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita has an unparalleled reputation for its amazing product, warmth of service, and compelling overall experience," says Michael Rodriguez, food and beverage director, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita. "Joining this celebrated team is an amazing opportunity, and I am thrilled to be on board as the resort's new food and beverage director. I look forward to making an impact with exciting new culinary concepts and amplifying the greatness of our current dining venues."
Rodriguez began his hospitality career at Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, before joining the Four Seasons at the Dallas Las Colinas property as a food and beverage management trainee. Over the years, his dedication propelled him towards leadership roles, ultimately joining the Four Seasons Resort Orlando opening team as the general manager of their signature restaurant, the now MICHELIN guide recognized Ravello. His next venture began at the Fairmont Hotel Austin, where he served as the assistant director of food and beverage, overseeing the development of more than eight dining outlets.
Returning to the Four Seasons family in 2021, Rodriguez took on the role director of food and beverage in Houston. During his tenure, he successfully managed the renovation and launch of Toro Toro as well as the speakeasy Bandista, which was nominated for the Spirited Award for Best New Cocktail Bar. Under his direction, these outlets became the go-to destinations for Houstonians, achieving a record GOP percentage in 2022.
As a drummer and pianist, Rodriguez has a life-long passion for music, which he explored at the University of North Texas where he studied both music and hospitality. In his free time, Rodriguez is also an avid recreational runner and photographer, eager to draw inspiration from Punta Mita's breathtaking vistas. He also loves to spend time with his wife Kassandra and their two young daughters, Alessandra and Audrey.