About your Innkeepers
Celebrating eight years of ownership of St. Augustine’s oldest bed and breakfast, The Kenwood, Pat Dobosz looks forward to sharing her expertise, hospitality, experience, and her dreams as she welcomes many, many guests to her home in the years to come.
Relocated from Coral Springs, FL, Pat and Ted have three children, Kimi Watkins of Jacksonville, Christopher in Toronto and Kate who joined them in their move to St. Augustine. They also have two grandchildren, Megan and Ryan.
Pat and Ted are seasoned hospitality executives. Their backgrounds include operational and sales/marketing management of four- and five-star hotels, resorts, and exclusive private estates.
Ted attended Cornell University’s Hospitality School and has held hotel and resort positions including accounting, sales, and operations. For more than 25 years, he was employed in General Manager positions. For the last five years, Ted was the Managing Director for a large private estate in Lyford Cay, Bahamas where the very high-profile guest’s expectations and attention to detail were unsurpassed.
Pat’s award-winning career includes Director of Sales/Marketing for St. Regis, New York, NY; Wyndham Hotels and Resorts; Hyatt Regency Pier 66, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and Turnberry Isle Resort, Aventura, FL. She also held similar positions for numerous Caribbean resorts. Pat has a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation and was one of first 18 in the U.S. to achieve the Medical Meeting Manager Certification (MMMC).
Pat has also held international leadership positions with numerous hospitality associations and has served served as an industry advisor to many organizations including Marriott Hotels, Citrix Systems, Océ NA, Office Depot, and the cities of London, UK; Montreal, Canada; Atlanta, GA; and Nassau, Bahamas.
Pat is committed to providing her guests with a most exceptional and memorable experience during their St Augustine stay at The Kenwood Inn.
Left to right: Steve Watkins, Ryan Watkins, Kimi Watkins, Ted Dobosz, Pat Dobosz, Kate Dobosz, Megan Watkins, Christopher Dobosz
Sadly, my husband Ted, was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's not long after purchasing the inn. He can no longer walk, talk, or feed himself. He will never celebrate our dreams of owning a B&B.
Our family and the Kenwood Inn actively support the Alzheimer's Association in all of our charitable efforts.