Greg Cook

With over 35 years of hospitality experience, Greg Cook proudly holds the position of General Manager for The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Cook began his hospitality and Marriott International career in 1985 as a bellman at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale. Since then, he has held numerous positions such as Area General Manager for The Ritz-Carlton overseeing multiple hotels, General Manager for the Eden Roc Renaissance where he repositioned the iconic lifestyle property after a $230 million renovation, VP of Hotels for Key International, and other General Manager and Operational positions.

Cook’s involvement in the community is extensive, as he has served as a board member for the Broward Workshop Top 105 CEOs of Broward County; City of Fort Lauderdale Chamber “Economic Advisory Council”; City of Fort Lauderdale Business Improvement District; and founded the Broward Tourism Coalition. With a focus on community Cook led The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale to earn the Community Footprints Award of the Year, an award presented by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company focused on social and environmental responsibility. Greg also serves as Executive Board member and Secretary for Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, previous Chair for Visit Florida where he is now on the Executive Board, Board Member of the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, AHLA Resort Committee Board, as well as being a member of the Southern Innkeepers Association. He is also a Board member for The Boys and Girls Club of Nassau County, an organization that The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island supports as part of their Community Footprints outreach.

As a resident of Jacksonville, Florida, Cook and his wife, Pam, who also works for Marriot International, enjoy their house on the water just south of Amelia Island.  Cook is a proud father to two daughters who are University of North Florida graduates. Cook enjoys fishing, hunting, boating, and simply spending time on the water or his dock with family and friends. He is grateful for island living and for the opportunity to share its treasures with millions of visitors each year.