Kimpton’s oceanfront Vero Beach Hotel & Spa announced the addition of Kimpton veteran Duncan Clements as the hotel’s new general manager.
With more than 20 years of experience in various segments of the hospitality industry, Clements will oversee the sales, marketing and day-to-day operations of the 113-room hotel located along Florida’s Treasure Coast.
“We are pleased to have such a seasoned hospitality expert leading this unique gem within Kimpton’s portfolio of Florida hotels,” said Rick Colangelo, Vice President of Operations Northeast/Southeast, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “His vast experience across three continents and personalized approach to customer service make him an ideal fit for Vero Beach Hotel & Spa as we look to make this the area’s must-stay resort hotel for local and international leisure and social guests, as well as groups seeking a distinctive ‘home away from home’ oceanfront getaway experience.”
At the helm for just a short time, Clements is already planning a variety of endeavors to further augment the overall guest experience at Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, including the addition of family-friendly offerings, an enhanced beach service program, interactive culinary experiences, and more.
No stranger to the Kimpton brand, Clements previously served as general manager of the Hotel Burnham Chicago and Hotel Lumen Dallas. He also served as the assistant general manager of Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Chicago.
Prior to joining Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Clements worked both internationally and domestically for InterContinental Hotels starting in London, England, then Abu Dhabi UAE and Budapest, Hungary before coming to the U.S.A. In addition to hotel management, Clements also has an extensive background in food and beverage.
A London native, Clements graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Hotel & Business Management from Manchester University in the United Kingdom. On a personal level, Clements is a family man and has a passion for travel and adventure.Vero Beach Hotel & Spa is an intimate luxury oceanfront hotel located on Central Florida’s Treasure Coast surrounded by unobstructed and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. This resort hotel offers the perfect combination of casual sophistication and tranquility, creating an inviting oasis where genuine hospitality and understated luxury leave guests feeling relaxed and pampered. This AAA four-diamond property mirrors the charming, seaside atmosphere the local area is known for and is a perfect setting for families and couples. The classic West-Indies-style décor of these 113 spaciously elegant rooms and suites are also among the hotel’s many distinctive features, which includes the finest amenities and unrivaled personalized service.