The Point
The Point - thepointsaranac.com The Point Resort is a distinctive hideaway, a world apart. The Private Adirondack estate, set on the shoreline of a shining mountain lake, marries luxury to nature. The Point is designated as Forbes only 5-star resort in Upstate New York. The retreat was built by William Avery Rockefeller a century ago, as a Great Camp of the North Woods. The fanciful log mansions, crafted of native timber and stone, personified the 19th century romantic notion of roughing it in great comfort, style and luxury. Today, The Point continues the tradition of honoring guests with its unique combination of warm hospitality, privacy and utter comfort.The Point Resort is proud to be a member of Relais & Chateaux,a collection of the finest hotels from 55 countries around the globe.This hotel was part of the Garrett Hotel Group when I worked for the Garrett Hotel Group.
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The Inn of The Five Graces
The Inn of The Five Graces - fivegraces.com The Garrett Hotel Group and the local owners evolved into one of the great hotels in the Southwest, The Inn of the Five Graces. It is a spectacular place, a 24-suite boutique city hotel nestled in Old Santa Fe. It is a world of its own, a honey-walled sanctuary of peace, luxury and quiet. The low golden buildings of the inn, some centuries old, hold rooms of surpassing beauty. The Inn of the five Five Graces is honored to be a member or Relais & Chateaux, a collectionof the finest hotels from 55 different countries around the globe. Relais & Chateaux, based in France, select properties of great character and outstanding cuisine in unique locations throughout the world. It is a true honor to be counted among such esteemed company-the masters of hospitality and gastronomy-and to be among the few Relais & Chateaux in the United States. This hotel was part of the Garrett Hotel Group when I worked for the Garrett Hotel Group.
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The Wilcox
The wilcox - thewillcox.com THE SOUTH’S FINEST HOSPITALITY AWAITS YOU in Aiken South Carolina at The Willcox Hotel, voted one of the best hotels in the world. Walk the shady, oak-vaulted streets past clapboard cottages and rambling mansions, and you’ll come upon her, a grand white-pillared glory as lovely and genteel as a rose on a lapel. This hotel was part of the Garrett Hotel Group when I worked for the Garrett Hotel Group.
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Lake Placid Lodge
Lake Placid Lodge - www.lakeplacidlodge.com Standing on the emerald shores of Lake Placid with majestic views over its clear waters and leafy islands, Lake Placid Lodge welcomes guests to an unrivaled lodging experience in the heart of the Adirondacks. Built by hand in the Arts and Crafts tradition, our award-winning retreat is the only hotel located directly on the shores of Lake Placid. Woods and water enfold the Lodge, which features 13 sumptuous rooms and 17 luxurious cabins, along with celebrated Farm-to-Table dining and an array of activities for every season. Lake Placid Lodge is a proud to member of Relais & Châteaux, a collection of the finest hotels from 55 countries around the globe. Relais & Châteaux, based in France, It is a true honor to be named a Relais & Châteaux hotel, especially as Lake Placid Lodge is one of only 62 such properties in North America.I was personally able to direct and oversee one of the top wine lists and cellars in North America during my time there.
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Whiteface Lodge
Whiteface Lodge-www.thewhitefacelodge.com/ Considered by many one of the best hotels of its kind in the country, Whiteface Lodge is nestled in Adirondack Park , a wood-beamed exterior, cozy carpet-strewn sitting rooms and cast-iron fireplaces. Amenities and services are decidedly 21st-century, as is the focus on family travel and mountain escapes. The resort offers every imaginable activity for families and adult travelers; including a movie theater, bowling, canoeing and ice skating in the winter. Kanu restaurant and lounge features classic culinary creations and a resort spa has hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, wellness classes, fitness center and a full service spa and salon menu.Whiteface Lodge was voted Travel + Leisure"500 Best Hotels in the World" and AAA Four Diamond Hotel and a wine spectator magazine award of excellence.I was Lucky Enough to open the hotel when it was built in 2005.
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McCormick's and Schmick's
McCormick & Schmick's: Seafood Restaurant - www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Seattle/ Bill McCormick and Doug Schmick teamed up in the 1970s to establish more than 80 restaurants and catering operations throughout the country - an extraordinary feat in a business with the highest attrition rate of any in the United States. The history of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants began with the purchase of Jake's Famous Crawfish Restaurant located in Portland, Oregon.Several years later, the original McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant opened, and since then, has grown to become the nation's premier family of seafood restaurants. In 2004, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, Inc. became a public company, trading on the NASDAQ as MSSR. In early 2007 McCormick & Schmick’s purchased five Boathouse Restaurant locations in Vancouver, BC. Since then, another has opened. In 2012, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants became a part of the Landry’s, Inc. family, joining more than 300 locations nationwide.While the number of restaurants has grown, the original vision remains in providing the freshest seafood, at a value, in a comfortable setting while providing extraordinary service. Making it work are the company's leaders and more than 7,000 employees. The continued emphasis on open imagination and a respect for tradition is what makes McCormick & Schmick's the classic and successful business. Our store was the Training store for all McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants that opened and we took great pride in keeping the long tradition of excellence up.
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La Casa Del Zorro
La Casa Del Zorro - www.lacasadelzorro.com In 1960, newspaper magnate James Copley purchased La Casa del Zorro. La Casa del Zorro is beautifully appointed, evoking both elegance and comfort, in a relaxed setting. Zorro’s forty-four poolside guest rooms beckon our guests to submerge themselves in requiescence. Forty-four poolside guest rooms are complemented by nineteen private casitas with their own pool and three restaurants. I was personally able to shape there World class dining and there wine cellar that wine spectator awarded us the award of excellence.
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Hotel Del Coronado
Hotel Del Coronado - hoteldel.com Hotel del Coronado is an iconic destination at the Pacific’s edge just minutes from downtown San Diego. Its Coronado Island setting captures the relaxed beauty and seaside charms of the quintessential Southern California coastal lifestyle. I was fortunate enough to be part of Hotel del Coronado’s signature restaurant Prince of Wales Room that was distinguished with Forbes five- star restaurant for dining during my time there and wine spectators award of excellence this award winning restaurant hosted some of the biggest celebrities and dignitaries when they were in town.It is now currently 1500 OCEAN Restaurant .
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San Diego Yacht Club
San Diego Yacht Club - sdyc.org Tucked away in beautiful Point Loma, the San Diego Yacht Club is consistently ranked among the top 5 yacht clubs in the Nation as one of the finest facilities of its kind in the world. Since 1886, San Diego Yacht Club has a great history of providing fine cuisine and gracious service to our members and guests alike. , pair this with breathtaking harbor views .I helped in orchestrating the start up their catering department to enable them to accommodate large groups and train staff on techniques to help make their banquet department what it is today.
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The Arid Club
Arid Club Inc - aridclub.org Years of hard work and dedication have established the Arid Club’s reputation as one of the Treasure Valley's best locations for exquisite cuisine. The Arid Club also has one of the most extensive wine lists in the entire state of Idaho. This exclusive Members only dining club is where Idaho elites comes to dine and have business meetings in privacy and elegance.I had the pleasure of being Manager here in 1989 -1994 This was table side service at its finest I took great pride in training these more old school techniques that we unfortunately don't see much any more. I took care of all of the Food & Beverage operational duties for the club and put together all social outings and catering events like weddings and special events for the club as well as off property events like golf tournaments. This is also where I first put together some of my first cost control systems for their inventory.
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Hotel Thingholt
Hotel thingholt - https://www.centerhotels.com/hotel-thingholt/ CenterHotel Thingholt offers a restaurant, SPA, meeting room, cozy atmosphere and quality service. The interior design is inspired by the Icelandic nature and is a great example of Icelandic contemporary design. Thingholt has been nominated as the boutique hotel of the year by the World Travel Awards and voted as the best hotel in Reykjavik by the TripAdvisors Traveler’s Choice Awards.I have been working with Hotel Thingholt and their restaurant Isafold for 3-4 years now opening their restaurant and Implementing quality control processes, training menu organization skill, supply chain management and revenue management control systems not just in their restaurant but throughout their hotel and during this time we have made remarkable progress throughout the hotel and we have been able to bring their cost percentages down and save them around 12% hotel wide.
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Hotel Arnahvoll
Hotel Arnarhvoll - https://www.centerhotels.com/hotel-arnarhvoll/ Hotel Arnarhvoll with 104 stylish rooms, top floor restaurant & bar, wellness area, good service and spectacular views,. SKÝ Restaurant & Bar is located on the top floor of Hotel Arnarhvoll. At SKÝ Restaurant & Bar we offer the perfect setting to enjoy tasty food and drinks with the most spectacular views. I have been working with Hotel Arnarhvoll and Sky Restaurant & Bar for 4-5 years now Implementing quality control processes, menu organization skills, supply chain management and revenue management control systems and on going training not just in their restaurant but throughout their hotel and during this time we have made remarkable progress throughout the hotel and we have been able to bring their cost percentages down and save them around 10% hotel wide.
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Hotel Midgardur
Hotel Midgardur - https://www.centerhotels.com/hotel-midgardur/ Hotel Midgardur is located on Laugavegur, Reykjavík’s main shopping street where the city is at it’s most vibrant. The hotel has 173 comfortable and bright rooms, a breakfast room, restaurant and a bar. Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar is a casual dining Nordic fusion restaurant located in one of the most up and coming areas in Reykjavík city center. Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar specializes in offering a taste of traditional Icelandic cooking mixed up with modern and international flair.I have been working with Hotel Midgardur and their restaurant Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar for 2-3 years now opening their restaurant and Implementing quality control processes, menu organization skill, supply chain management and revenue management control systems and extensive training not just in their restaurant but throughout their hotel and during this time we have made remarkable progress throughout the hotel and we have been able to bring their cost percentages down and save them around 12% hotel wide!
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Hotel Plaza
Hotel Plaza - https://www.centerhotels.com/hotel-plaza/ At hotel Plaza you will find 200 bright and comfortable rooms and a spacious lobby area with hotel bar. Fully equipped meeting and conference facilities and event center that can hold 200 guests for a business event or a Wedding or large parties are available at Plaza. The hotel is ideal for business and leisure. I have been working with Hotel Plaza for 4-5 years now Implementing quality control processes, event planning processes, supply chain management and revenue management control systems and on going training throughout their hotel and during this time we have made remarkable progress throughout the hotel and we have been able to bring their cost percentages down and save them around 10% hotel wide.
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Hotel Klopp
Hotel Klopp-https://www.centerhotels.com/hotel-klopp/ CenterHotel Klopp is right in the city center of Reykjavik. Offering 46 comfortable rooms, breakfast room, hotel bar, Klopp bar is located in the lobby lounge. The bar area is ideal to relax after a day of sight seeing. I have been working with Hotel Klopp for 5 years now Implementing quality control processes, supply chain management and revenue management control systems and on going training throughout their hotel and during this time we have made remarkable progress throughout the hotel and we have been able to bring their cost percentages down and save them around 11% hotel wide.
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Hotel Skjaldgreid
Hotel skjaldbreid-https://www.centerhotels.com/hotel-skjaldbreid/ CenterHotel Skjaldbreid is located on an enviable central spot on Laugavegur, Reykjavik’s main shopping street .Offering 33 warm and comfortable rooms. I have been working with Hotel Klopp for 5 years now Implementing quality control processes, supply chain management and revenue management control systems and on going training throughout their hotel and during this time we have made remarkable progress throughout the hotel and we have been able to bring their cost percentages down and save them around 11% hotel wide.
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