Alex-PazPaz will lead the hotel’s culinary program, including restaurants The Trapiche Room, serving impeccable Mediterranean cuisine; La Terrazza Café and Bar, which serves American cuisine with a more casual ambiance; and Isabela’s, an American cuisine restaurant for breakfast and private events. Paz will also be responsible for elevating the hotel’s banquet offerings, creating personalized experiences and gourmet menus for groups of any size.

Prior to joining the JW Marriott Miami, Paz worked at the JW Marriott Marquis in Brickell for four years as a Banquet Chef and was quickly promoted to Executive Sous Chef. After attending the Florida Culinary Institute, Paz began his career at prestigious hotels such as the Four Seasons Resort and the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach, and the Four Seasons in Miami.