Upon working in the hotel industry for decades, Arnie Creinin excelled as a hotel executive chef for 30 years. He commenced his career as a sous chef for the Americana Hotels and Marriott Hotels, which he did from 1980 to 1986 and from 1986 to 1987, respectively. Returning to Americana Hotels in 1987, he was then the executive chef at Americana Royal Resort in Disney Village, Florida until 1992. At this point, Mr. Creinin then served as the hotel manager, executive chef and food and beverage director at Hilton Sandestin in Beach Resort, Florida from 1992 to 2001. For the next two years, he offered his expertise as a consultant.
Since 2004, Mr. Creinin has flourished as the founder, president and chief executive officer of Coastal Lifestyles, Inc. in South Padre Island, Texas, a property management and vacation rental business. Coastal Lifestyles specializes in overseeing various properties, as well as luxury accommodations for clients, which notably includes pre-arrival shopping, babysitting, and rental car and security services. Notably, Mr. Creinin works diligently to ensure that every client can secure their dream vacation home at a price they can afford and with the amenities they desire.
Named Executive of the Year in 2015 and CEO of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals in 2022, Mr. Creinin holds membership with the National Association of Realtors. Previously, he was involved with the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mr. Creinin attributes his success to his ability to be at the right place at the right time, along with utilizing resources and recognizing opportunities. Looking ahead, he is excited to continue teaching the business to his son, who has also exhibited an aptitude for cooking and restaurant management. In five years’ time, he hopes to be semi-retired.