il Lugano Hotel and da Campo Osteria Announce Hector Campos as Executive Chef

Fort Lauderdale's Popular Hotel and Restaurant Hires a Chef with Experienced Flavor

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Il Lugano, a luxury boutique hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is excited to announce Hector Campos as the new Executive Chef for the hotel and da Campo Osteria. da Campo Osteria is housed within the hotel and offers authentic regional Italian fare, which is one of Chef Campos' many expertise.


Campos comes from the InterContinental Hotel San Juan Resort and Casino where he served as Executive Chef and focused on Caribbean and Italian dishes.  Much of his experience is in Latin cuisine and fresh preparation.  He brings with him more than 24 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has been recognized for his culinary creations and teamwork internationally.

"We believe Chef Campos is going to bring a real twist to our famous Italian dishes," said Amanda Hawkins-Vogel, General Manager of il Lugano.  "He is trained in classic Italian but has experience in other exciting cuisines so we're excited to see how he represents the classics while taking da Campo Osteria and our catering services into an exciting future."

da Campo Osteria, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, offers bold dishes with a Tuscan flavor. The specialty of the house is the signature mozzarella menu; diners choose from a variety of seasonal toppings and watch as their mozzarella is stretched to order table-side. For reservations call 954-226-5002.

About il Lugano
A contemporary designed masterpiece rising 15 stories above the Intracoastal Waterway, il Lugano is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Opened in 2008, featuring 104 suites, the property offers sleek, all-suite accommodations with a full kitchen, quiet ambiance and water views from every room. Guests relax at the hotel's pool and cabanas or enjoy the beach which is only one block away. The hotel's restaurant is the popular da Campo Osteria, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, offering bold dishes with a Tuscan flavor. Il Lugano is a member of Preferred Boutique Hotels and listed on the 2013 Conde Nast Traveler Gold List. More information at

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