Robby Younes, VP of Hospitality & Lodging and Wine Director
Robby Younes is a dynamic, accomplished senior hospitality executive and industry expert. A successful background in international fine dining and hotel management at renowned boutique hotels, as well as for Starwood and Hilton hotels, has laid the foundation for his dual roles as Vice President of Hospitality & Lodging and the Resort’s Wine Director.
Younes joined Crystal Springs Resort in 2008 and has been instrumental in creating the Resort's outstanding Food & Beverage program. Robby worked directly with Mr. Gene Mulvihill to acquire the world-class collection of wines at the Resort's Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine cellar. Additionally, Mr. Younes is a member of the exclusive Les Chevalier du Grand Vin.
Susanne Wagner, Sommelier
Susanne Wagner, the Sommelier at Restaurant Latour and the Wine Cellar at Crystal Springs, has more than 30 years of strong professional background in the hotel and restaurant industries. She received her initial training at the Hotel Management School in Bad Reichenhall, Germany (her native country), followed by a 3 year apprenticeship. Susanne then left Germany to build her experience in various restaurant positions throughout Europe.
Susanne studied at the International Wine Cellar in Manhattan and graduated with an advanced certification. She was instrumental in the launch of Restaurant Latour, and has managed several key operational aspects of the dining room and Wine Cellar. As of 2006, she has held the position of Sommelier for Restaurant Latour and the Wine Cellar.