MIAMI BEACH and VERO BEACH, FL – Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced the appointment of Awet Sium as General Manager of Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa and Mohan Koka as General Manager of Kimpton Surfcomber in South Beach, Miami.
“We are thrilled to have Awet back and to welcome Mohan to the Kimpton family,” said Ericka Nelson, Director of Operations, Kimpton Hotels of Florida. “Both are seasoned professionals who bring a tremendous amount of talent and a fresh perspective to elevate the guest experience at Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa and Kimpton Surfcomber in South Beach.”
Awet is no stranger to Kimpton or to Vero Beach. He previously served as General Manager of Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa in 2011 and 2012. He brings more than 13 years of hospitality experience, and most recently served as the General Manager of the Kimpton Donovan Hotel in Washington, DC.
A new face to Kimpton, Mohan Koka brings more than 16 years of hospitality experience to Kimpton Surfcomber. He previously served as General Manager of the Lowes New Orleans Hotel, since 2015. Upon graduation from Florida International University, he was hired by Lowes Hotels & Resorts, where he held several department head and leadership roles over the course of his career.
Both Awet and Mohan will oversee all property operations, including hotel programming and services, marketing and sales, revenue management and employee relations.