Since childhood Hiram L. Cabral has been passionate about art and design, and what started as a hobby eventually became his college career. He studied audio/video technology and communication, specializing in graphic design. While waiting tables at a restaurant for six years during college (moving between the main island of Puerto Rico and Vieques every week), a golden opportunity presented itself when he landed his dream job: a W Insider at W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island, one of the most design-centric resorts in the country.
“My experience in the restaurant industry and my studies in design and communication ultimately mapped out my future at W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island,” says Cabral. “I knew immediately that I identified with the brand’s interest in art, fashion, and pop culture, all of which were reinforced by my past experience in the hospitality industry.”
Born and raised on Vieques, Cabral couldn’t have found a better work environment: W Vieques is one of the most gay-friendly resorts on the island. As an openly gay W Insider at the W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island, Hiram represents the energy of the hotel that embraces the LGBT community.