SLS Baha Mar - Meet Robin Ewing
Director of Catering, Conferences Services and Wedding Specialist
Although born and raised in the Northwest, Robin Ewing has traveled around the States and the Caribbean giving her a variety of experience and culture. At a very young age Robin started her career in Restaurants. She worked her way up through all restaurant positions giving her the experience of the full operation. Once she moved into event management and sales she found her true calling. She branched out from there to a restaurant chain with several restaurants across the Northwest where she oversaw all sales and operations for all off site catering events, weddings, large parties, and private dining functions.
Her passion for creating memorable experiences, providing the best service, and presenting all events with a creative edge were noticed, and she was asked to come work for a Luxury Boutique Hotel Company. Starting as a Catering Sales Manager in Portland Oregon she oversaw the wedding market booking and managing over 30 weddings a year. She quickly grew with the company and moved her family to Denver Colorado where she took on the Director of Catering position. Upon arrival to Denver Robin noticed a huge opportunity to grow the wedding business. After one year of fighting all the odds she was able to increase the wedding revenue for the hotel by 80% her second year at the property. Because of her success she was presented the Director of Catering of the year award out of 62 other hotels within her company, and also asked to be a key note speaker at a Colorado Wedding event speaking to over 50 professionals on how she was able to successfully bring the wedding business to her hotel.
From Colorado she moved to Grand Cayman to open up the hotels first resort outside of the US, and first Five Diamond Resort within the company. Robin learned all about Caribbean destination weddings, beach weddings, and working on an island. She booked the resorts first wedding which took place only 4 weeks after opening. Robin brought the luxury Engage Summit to this property where she oversaw several events for the top wedding and event professionals across the world.
Robin recently moved The Bahamas to open the SLS Baha Mar events department as the Director of Catering and Conference Services and to bring her wedding experience to help build this side of the business. Robin is very passionate about what she does, and is excited to be overseeing weddings for such a beautiful resort. Working for a lifestyle brand is a perfect fit as Robin believes that every wedding and event should tell a story, and be customized and personalized so the event becomes a memorable experience for all guests.
“Getting to know my wedding couples is most important to me. I enjoy creating memories that are personalized to the couple. What is important to them is important to me. My overall goal is that each couple trusts in me throughout the planning experience, and can have the best time of their life at their wedding knowing and trusting that I have it all under control. My couples become like family to me!” says Robin Ewing about Weddings.
On top of being a Director of Catering, Conferences Services and Wedding Specialist, Robin is a wife and mother of 2. Her husband and daughters have joined her on this journey of traveling from the Northwest to the Caribbean and have supported her career along the way. Robin enjoys Island life when she can find free time taking in the beauty of the waters and enjoying the beach with her family.