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Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers Teams with SparkLearn

The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) announced a new sponsor relationship with SparkLearn, a communications and training platform helping hospitality companies streamline content delivery to their workforce. “Hospitality trainers and human resources professionals are looking for the latest solutions in learning and development,” says CHART President Serah Morrissey. “SparkLearn’s adaptive learning approach provides […]

Lark Hotels Partners with Robert Thompson’s Angevin & Co.

Lark Hotels announced that the boutique hotel company has entered into a new partnership with New Orleans-based hospitality group, Angevin & Co., founded by restaurateur and entrepreneur Robert Thompson. Both industry leaders, Lark Hotels and Angevin & Co. are best known for their individual successes in creating experiential hospitality concepts. Since 2012, Lark Hotels has […]

CHART Announces Partnership with Restaurant Playbooks

The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) announced a new sponsor relationship with Restaurant Playbooks, a restaurant industry eLearning provider focused on helping operators attract, onboard, and retain ‘Hospitality All-Stars’ with mobile-friendly microlearning. “Restaurant Playbooks is dedicated to supporting the post-pandemic needs of hospitality operators seeking to leverage technology for developing their workforce,” says […]

Remington Hotels Names Richard Garcia Vice President of Food & Beverage

Remington Hotels announced the appointment of Richard Garcia as Vice President of Food & Beverage, who will lead all F&B initiatives for Remington Hotels’ 80 properties. With over 12 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Garcia will provide strategic direction, working closely with the Remington Hotels development team and property owners on F&B ideation […]

Hotel Revival Announces Alexis Hernandez as Executive Chef

The award-winning Hotel Revival, a JdV by Hyatt hotel located in Baltimore, announced that Alexis Hernandez has joined the team as its new executive chef. With extensive experience working in fine dining and upscale restaurants in Peru, Chicago and Washington, D.C., Chef Hernandez brings a unique culinary perspective and blend of flavors to the hotel. His debut […]

Gurney’s Montauk Announces New Members

Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, the only year-round luxury resort in the Hamptons, announced the appointment of three new members to its food and beverage and events teams: Robert Hamburg as Executive Chef; Kate Killoran as Food and Beverage Director; and Lesley Blackburn as Director of Catering and Conference Services. With experience at notable hotels […]

Rosewood Miramar Beach Names Yannick Augy Director of Food & Beverage

Rosewood Miramar Beach, Southern California’s luxurious oceanfront resort, announced the appointment of Yannick Augy as director of food & beverage. In this role, Yannick is responsible for the overall operation and direction of the resort’s food and beverage programs and its distinct dining venues and bars. He also plays a pivotal role in ensuring the […]

Hotel Revival Opens New Cafe in First-Floor Restaurant Space

After what has been almost a year of turbulence for the hospitality industry, the award-winning Hotel Revival, a Joie de Vivre hotel located in the heart of Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood, today announced plans for the renovation and reopening of its first-floor restaurant space, previously known as Square Meal. The concept, ‘Dashery, is slated […]

Meliá Hotels International Giving Away COVID-19 Antigen Tests to Guests

Meliá Hotels International has announced that all 10 hotels owned and operated in Mexico and the Dominican Republic will offer free, on-site COVID-19 antigen tests for all guests who are required to present documented results prior to entering their country of residence. Launching January 20, 2021, participating hotels include Paradisus Playa Del Carmen, Paradisus Cancun, […]

Auberge Resorts Collection Appoints Michele Evans VP of Food & Beverage

Auberge Resorts Collection, a portfolio of award-winning hotels, resorts and residences, announced that Michele Evans will join the company as Vice President of Food & Beverage. In her new role, Evans will work closely with general managers, executive chefs and food & beverage teams across the portfolio to enhance the renowned hospitality brand’s culinary offerings […]

Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel Debuts in Omaha

Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel, a $75 million reinvention of the iconic 1915 Blackstone Hotel, opens November 20, in Omaha, Nebraska. The highly anticipated 205-room property is the brand’s first hotel in Nebraska and serves as a key development in the renaissance of the city’s Blackstone District. The hotel was meticulously restored and renovated by leading global […]

Nobu Hotel Chicago Announces New Dining Experiences

Nobu Hotel Chicago announced signature culinary experiences that are as exceptional as they are socially distant. From in-room and Rooftop options to private dining rooms available for small groups, signature Nobu offerings are carried throughout the 115-room luxury hotel and available for takeout to offer guests memorable dining experiences that delight the senses. For the […]

Dallas’ Beeman Hotel Located Names Corey Stewart Director of Food & Beverage

The Beeman Hotel, managed by Evolution Hospitality, announced the appointment of Corey Stewart as Director of Food and Beverage, overseeing the property’s culinary offerings. The Beeman Hotel recently revealed a top-to-bottom renovation and launched a new restaurant concept Seely’s Mill in September 2020. Located on the hotel’s first floor, Seely’s Mill honors the Lone Star […]

Nobu Hotel Chicago Unveils Signature Restaurant

Nobu Hospitality, the globally established lifestyle brand founded by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, announced the highly anticipated completion of Nobu Hotel Chicago (155 N. Peoria Street).  On October 1, Nobu Hotel Chicago will unveil its signature restaurant, suites, meeting spaces, tranquility pool and fitness facility. Designed by Modif Architecture in […]

The Lobby Bar Opens October 1 at Quirk Hotel Richmond

Downtown Richmond’s dining renaissance takes a deeply seasonal turn with the October 1 opening of The Lobby Bar inside Quirk Hotel Richmond, in the heart of the city’s Arts and Design District. The Lobby Bar, which will serve as the hotel’s signature restaurant, celebrates the region’s micro-seasons, growers and craft producers with a menu rooted in […]

LOTTE HOTEL SEATTLE Names Alexander La Motte Executive Chef

LOTTE HOTEL SEATTLE announced the appointment of Alexander La Motte as Executive Chef. With over 15 years of culinary experience, La Motte will oversee the food and beverage operations for Lotte Hotels & Resorts’ newest hotel and third property in the United States. Under Chef La Motte’s direction, the hotel’s cocktail lounge and signature restaurant, […]

Renaissance Milwaukee West and Eldr+Rime Announce Leadership Team

Slated to open in August 2020, Renaissance Milwaukee West, along with the adjoining chef-driven destination restaurant Eldr+Rime, announces the appointments of Vik Khokhar as General Manager, Chantal Bazzoni-Boncher as Director of Sales and Marketing, Michael Laughran as Director of Beverage and Food Outlets, Gary Baca as Executive Chef and Alex Lyskowicz as Executive Sous Chef. […]

Skirvin Hilton Hotel Reopens, Promotes Skip Harless to GM

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation, Monday announced the AAA-Four Diamond rated Skirvin Hilton Hotel will reopen on June 22. In addition, the company announced that Skip Harless has been promoted to general manager of the hotel. “We are thrilled to welcome our […]

Kona Kai Resort & Spa’s Vessel Restaurant + Bar Reopens May 29

Kona Kai Resort & Spa, a legendary resort managed by Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd., located on the tip of Shelter Island across from San Diego’s posh Point Loma neighborhood, today announced that the property’s signature dining destination, Vessel Restaurant + Bar will reopen on Friday, May 29 for dine-in and take-out for lunch, […]

Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront Resort Expands Culinary Team

Gold Key | PHR announced the addition of top industry talent, Chef Hisashi Araki, Chef Paul Newman, and Bertrand Daluzeau, to the culinary team at the highly anticipated Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront Resort. Chef Hisashi Araki joins the team as Executive Chef of Orion’s Roof and Chef Paul Newman will serve as Executive Chef of […]

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Hands Out ROSE Awards

Last night, 400-plus people gathered at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida, for the Northeast Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s (FRLA) 12th Annual ROSE Awards. The ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards, which recognize front-line hospitality champions in the region, honored 26 individuals at this year’s event. […]