The St. Regis Atlanta, located in the Buckhead neighborhood, has announced the appointment of Sheila Buciuman as the new director of operations. Buciuman joins The St. Regis Atlanta with over 15 years of experience in luxury hotels. She will oversee the rooms and food and beverage operations.
Buciuman has spent the majority of her career with The Ritz-Carlton. She began her career as a diamond receptionist at the Waldorf Astoria, acting as a front office associate, as well as managing the day-to-day experiences of Hilton Honors Diamond members. In 2005, Buciuman moved to south Florida, where she assumed the role of front office agent at The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach and was promoted to assistant front office manager after a year. She was once again promoted—this time as front office manager, and again after only one year in the position. Two years later, Buciuman became the assistant director of housekeeping before moving to Georgia and taking the position of director of housekeeping at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee.
In November 2011, The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead extended an opportunity to Buciuman to become the assistant rooms executive, which is where she earned her first executive committee position as the eventual executive assistant manager of the rooms division. In two and a half years in this role, she increased guest engagement and profitability for the 510-room luxury hotel. During her tenure at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, guest engagement scores and profitability reached a record-high despite lengthy renovations.
The 26-floor St. Regis Atlanta has 151 guestrooms and suites, 53 residences, over 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space, multiple culinary options, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, a 40,000-square-foot Pool Piazza and Poolside Café & Bar, and a 7,800-square-foot Remède Spa.