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OKC's Skirvin Hilton Hotel Names Marcelo Miranda Executive Chef

The Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City announced that Marcelo Miranda has been appointed to executive chef at the AAA Four-Diamond property. In his new role, Miranda will act as the creative mastermind in heightening the culinary operations at the historical property to include the refinement of food presentation, application of high quality, local sourced ingredients, and through the enhancement of traditional dishes with a modern twist.

Fairmont Dallas Opens Kosher Kitchen

Fairmont Dallas hosted key members of the Dallas Jewish Community for a celebration and official ribbon cutting of their new fully dedicated on-site kosher kitchen February 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.

The Adolphus Names Nicholas Katz GM of Food & Beverage

The Adolphus, Dallas’ premier luxury boutique property, welcomed Nicholas Katz as its new General Manager of Food & Beverage. Katz will oversee operations for all hotel F&B outlets, including Otto’s Coffee & Fine Foods, City Hall Bistro and City Hall Bar, The French Room and The French Room Bar, chef-driven menus at the pool deck and in-room dining.

The Inn at Little Washington Promotes Robert Fasce to GM

Chef/proprietor Patrick O’Connell of The Inn at Little Washington announced the promotion of longtime employee Robert Fasce to General Manager as of January.“After searching for a new General Manager for quite some time, we can think of no better person to take on this challenging position than our own Bob Fasce,” says Chef O’Connell.

Hotel Zoe Brings on Industry Vet as General Manager

Hotel Zoe, Fisherman’s Wharf’s newest luxury boutique hotel, is pleased to announce the appointment of TJ Pierri to the position of general manager.  Pierri joins the hotel team with close to three decades of hospitality experience, having held management positions working in luxury resorts, urban boutique hotels and large city centers across the United States.

Hotel Weyanoke Hires Frank D. Paris III as Executive Chef

Hotel Weyanoke, the newly debuted historic boutique hotel located in downtown Farmville, Virginia, has announced the appointment of Frank D. Paris III to the role of executive chef. Paris will oversee the 70 guest-room property’s multiple dining outlets, which include its signature Campagna Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar, Effingham’s Coal-Fired Pizza + Tap Room, Catbird Rooftop Terrace and Sassafras Coffee Bar.

Marriott City Center Names Todd Brinkman Director of Eat & Drink

The Charlotte Marriott City Center in North Carolina welcomed a new Director of Eat & Drink, Todd Brinkman, an industry veteran who brings a wealth of food, beverage and restaurant management experience from Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott properties to his new role.

Skirvin Hilton Hotel Names New GM of Park Avenue Grill and Red Piano Lounge

The Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City has announced that Eddie Smith has been appointed general manager of Park Avenue Grill and Red Piano Lounge. In his new role at the AAA Four-Diamond property, Smith will be responsible for overseeing both the restaurant and cocktail lounge to maintain their position as exceptional food and beverage outlets in downtown Oklahoma City, as well as overseeing the hotel’s fine in-room-dining experience.

Ginocchio Restaurant Presses FLAT Tech Into Action

One of the biggest struggles with renovating beautiful old locations is finding the balance between protecting the unique and rustic look that will draw customers in, while also providing a solid dining experience.

How Hotels Can Retain Customers Through Process Management

Process Management or Process Modeling is one the most underrated applications that can be used to enhance the experience of travel. Business Process Management is the discipline that can assist airlines, hotels, and other travel related entities to sustain innovation and optimization of processes to ensure consistent delivery of a better customer experience.

Marriott International Expands Relationship with PepsiCo

PepsiCo and Marriott International announced a multiyear agreement, naming PepsiCo as the beverage provider for Marriott International’s legacy brands, as well as Starwood brands acquired in 2016. The new deal is incremental to the 25-plus year relationship between PepsiCo and Marriott.

Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association Announces Hospitality Award Winners

The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association (IHLA) honored the hospitality industry’s finest at its 23rd annual Hospitality Awards Luncheon. Held in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association Restaurant-Hotel Show at McCormick Place, more than 400 professionals gathered to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the hospitality industry in Illinois over the past year.