Syed Ali has been appointed President of Food & Beverage, Entertainment Operations at

Syed Ali

Today, hotel owner, operator and developer Hotel Equities (“HE”) announced Syed Ali has been appointed Vice President of Food & Beverage and Entertainment Operations to support its growing portfolio of full-service, resort and boutique hotels, and its restaurant and entertainment venues which fall under the firm’s 33 Degrees operating platform.

Sy brings 25 years’ experience to his role where he oversees the food and beverage operations for HE’s hospitality portfolio, including the recently announced portfolio addition – The Kimpton Goodland in Fort Lauderdale, FL slated to open next month and The Hamilton, a Curio collection hotel by Hilton opening in July in Alpharetta, Ga. Additionally, Ali is focused on 33 Degrees’ joint venture, Competitive Social Ventures brand of entertainment venues with its first location, Fairway Social, expected to launch later this spring.

Ali was most recently with FAT Brands where he oversaw the beverage portfolio for 65 restaurants across 9 states. Prior to that, he directed F&B for the largest luxury hotel in South Florida, Fontainebleau Miami Beach and facilitated multiple new restaurant openings across Atlanta, Cleveland, and South Florida markets. He is a graduate of Florida International University with a BS in Hospitality Management.

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