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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.

Destination Kohler Announces Libations of Spring Event

A celebration of craft beer, cocktails and cuisine—Libations of Spring at Destination Kohler—offers an impressive line-up of craft libations accompanied by delicious dishes on April 13-14, 2018. Destination Kohler chefs and industry-wide drink specialists will guide guests through a two-day adventure of beer and spirits tastings and seminars.

Arizona Biltmore Names Herve Cuyeu Executive Chef

The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, has named seasoned culinarian, Herve Cuyeu Executive Chef. A respected creative talent with deep roots in the dining operations of legendary luxury properties, Chef Cuyeu is uniquely suited for the position, having led culinary operations at several distinctive properties with multiple dining outlets, within the brand portfolio, each offering uncompromising Waldorf Astoria service.

Michelin-Starred Chef Joins Royal Hideaway Playacar

Royal Hideaway Playacar, one of Barceló Hotel Group’s star properties and a longtime leader of the Riviera Maya’s hotel industry, announced that Chef Alejandro Sánchez has joined its team as the Gastronomic Director of the luxury resort.

Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel Welcomes Chef Joseph Mills

The new Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel welcomed a familiar face to the incredibly diverse Los Angeles culinary scene, adding Joseph Mills as Executive Chef. Most recently as Executive Chef of Westin Bonaventure, Joseph brings a focus in creating modern menus, sourcing local ingredients, and southern California-style cooking to the food and beverage programs at Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel, set to open in January 2018.