The St. Regis Aspen Resort announced the appointment of Samir Roonwal to the position of executive chef for the luxury Four-Diamond, Four-Star resort. In his new role, Chef Roonwal oversees all of the resort’s food and beverage operations, including Trecento Quindici Decano, Shadow Mountain Lounge, in-room dining, banquet, and catering.
Chef Roonwal brings over 30 years of culinary and hospitality experience to The St. Regis Aspen, having most recently served as the complex executive chef at the Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana Hotels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At the Al Ghurair Rayhaan, Chef Roonwal managed the property’s food and beverage outlets, banquets, and outside catering, and also relaunched the property’s Persian concept. Before his work in Dubai, Chef Roonwal was the executive chef and director of food and beverage at the Westin Prince Toronto and held a similar role at the Hyatt Regency, Toronto.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chef Samir to the St. Regis Aspen team,” says Heather Steenge-Hart, general manager of The St. Regis Aspen Resort. “Chef Samir’s cuisine is truly exceptional, and his extensive international culinary background will undoubtedly provide our guests with a memorable dining experience time and time again.”
In his new role at The St. Regis Aspen, Chef Roonwal looks forward to sharing his imaginative and inventive culinary style with the property’s guests and Aspen locals. “My career has given me the opportunity to explore cuisines and techniques from all over the world, which has greatly influenced my approach to food,” says Chef Roonwal. “I’m excited to work with our culinary team and create menus that push the boundaries of “traditional” cooking, giving guests the chance to expand their own palates without having to leave Aspen.”