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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.

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.

Kyle Erickson Joins Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort as Food & Beverage Director.

Santa Barbara native and certified sommelier Kyle Erickson joins the team at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort as the new food & beverage director. Bringing his noteworthy experience in the wine and spirits industry, he works in tandem with Executive Chef Anthony Endy to elevate Alisal’s already reputable food and beverage program.

Marcus Hotels' Susan Terry Named a 2018 Silver Plate Award Winner

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company, announced that Susan Terry, vice president of culinary and food & beverage operations, was named a 2018 Silver Plate Award winner in the hotels and lodging category by The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA).

The Beverly Hilton Names Matthew Morgan New Executive Chef

The Beverly Hilton announced the appointment of Chef Matthew Morgan as Executive Chef. In his new role, Morgan will oversee the menus and operations for the hotel’s many high-profile events and galas, including the Golden Globe Awards Show, Oscar Nominee Luncheon, Pre-Grammy Gala and the Milken Institute’s Global Conference.

The Georgian Terrace Hotel Promotes Guido Piccinni to Director of Operations

The Georgian Terrace Hotel by Sotherly Hotels announced the promotion of Guido Piccinni to director of operations for the historic Atlanta hotel property. Piccinni assumes the day-to-day operations as general manager Mark Williams assumes a new role as regional vice president of operations for the parent company, Chesapeake Hospitality.