OMNI BERKSHIRE PLACE APPOINTS NEW FOOD & BEVERAGE LEADERS

Luxury Manhattan Hotel Names New Director of Food & Beverage and Executive Chef

NEW YORK CITY (OCTOBER 26, 2016) – The luxurious Omni Berkshire Place, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, has announced new culinary leadership. Douglas Solis has been named the director of food and beverage, and Paul Fazio has been appointed executive chef. This new leadership tandem will oversee all financial, managerial, and operational aspects of the hotel’s culinary endeavors, including catering, in-room dining, and the hotel’s new fine dining establishment, Bob’s Steak & Chop House.

Solis is a 20-year veteran of the New York City food and hospitality industry, and joins the Omni Berkshire Place from the Lotte New York Palace, where he was the hotel’s executive sous chef, and prior to that, the director of in-room dining. While there, he oversaw 60 associates and chefs, the daily operations of the banquet and room service kitchens, and developed new banquet and event menus. Additionally, Solis served in several managerial positions at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. He has also held high-level chef positions at the New York Marriott Marquis, Rock Center Café, Eleven Madison Park and Gramercy Tavern. Solis graduated with honors from the New York Restaurant School.

Creating culinary masterpieces for more than 20 years, Fazio has spent most of his career in New York City. He joins the Omni Berkshire Place from the New York Marriott East Side, and served as the property’s executive chef for the last two-and-a-half years. He was responsible for new and seasonal menu creation, and led the property’s entire culinary operation including banquets, employee dining, and the stewarding department. Prior to that, he was the executive sous chef for the Lotte New York Palace. Fazio also spent time at the New York Marriott Marquis and held numerous food and beverage leadership positions. He graduated from Somerset County Technical Institute.

“Guests of the Omni Berkshire Place will have an exceptional dining experience with Doug and Paul leading our hotel’s culinary efforts,” said David Chase, managing director at Omni Berkshire Place. “We welcome them both to Omni and believe their combined talents and skills make them the perfect fit at our property.”

For more information, guests may visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni. Travelers or media can also follow Omni at Facebook.com/OmniBerkshirePlace and Twitter.com/OmniBerkshire.

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Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications and was ranked “Highest in Upper-Upscale Segment Guest Satisfaction” in the J.D. Power 2016 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), Omni’s loyalty program is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Committed to reducing hunger, Omni is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to help provide more than 18.2 million meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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