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Riviera Palm Springs Welcomes Gabriela Oliva

As General Manager of Circa 59

PALM SPRINGS, CA – September 29, 2011 – Riviera Palm Springs announces the appointment of Gabriela Oliva as General Manager of signature on-property restaurant Circa 59. With more than 10 years of food and beverage management experience, proven ability to produce strong operational performance and a focus on guest satisfaction, Gabriela is a wonderful addition to the team.

Gabriela joins the Circa 59 team most recently from NOÉ Restaurant located within the Omni Los Angeles, where she served as general manager. Her duties included directing and evaluating food and beverage service, and training staff members.

Prior to NOÉ, she was General Manager of Food and Beverage at Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., as part of the opening team management for multiple fine dining outlets in the casino environment. From 2003-05, Gabriela served as General Manager of Food and Beverage at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, balancing a combination of multiple food and beverage outlets, and leading a team of more than 75.

 “We’re thrilled to welcome Gabriela to Riviera Palm Springs,” says Geoff Young, vp, managing director at Riviera Palm Springs. “With extensive experience in the food and beverage industry, specifically in managing large staffs, Gabriela has proven her effective leadership abilities and commitment to excellence.”

Riviera Palm Springs is an iconic playground of the past to the likes of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, characterized today as Old Hollywood glamour, with a fresh, playful twist. The sprawling resort recently completed a $70 million modernization and continues to inspire some of the desert's best-kept secrets. Creating a "re-mix" of 60s influences, from oversized crystal chandeliers and vibrant shag rugs, to Andy Warhol pop art and an eclectic blend of retro furnishings, Riviera Palm Springs also boasts hundreds of towering palms, sparkling pools, private cabanas and intimate poolside fire pits.