OMNI BEDFORD SPRINGS RESORT & SPA WELCOMES MIRKO R. LOEFFLER AS EXECUTIVE CHEF

BEDFORD, PA (January 29, 2018)Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa is thrilled to announce the appointment of Mirko R. Loeffler to the position of executive chef.  A dynamic hospitality veteran with years of experience and a proven track record of professional success in providing superior culinary service, Chef Loeffler will oversee the resort’s banquet and restaurant kitchens which execute hundreds of events each year.

German born Chef Mirko Loeffler started his culinary training in South Germany. He got his start working in some of Europe’s finest hotels throughout Germany, France, Monaco, Switzerland and Italy.  He was hired by a French restaurant, The Ridgefield Inn, in Connecticut in 1983, which brought him stateside, and he spent a subsequent 4 years in New England before returning to Switzerland to open the  five-star Les Haute de Gstaad Hotel. After a successful opening and a 9-month season, he returned again to America, where he held posts for Wyndham, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Adams Mark and Hilton Hotels, mostly on the East Cost and St. Louis. He also served as the executive chef for Sandals in Montego Bay, Jamaica. In 2010, he trained the culinary staff of six cruise ships of the Victoria Cruise Line, on the Yangtze River between Chongping and Shanghai, and once again returned to America where he opened his own restaurant, Mirko’s a Taste of Europe, in New Jersey. 

Loeffler attended the Hotelfachschule in Ueberlinken Germany, where he earned a degree in culinary arts and, after his 3-year apprenticeship, won the highest honor in his class. In the last 15 years, Chef Loeffler has been
nominated as one of Philadelphia’s top chefs, honored as “Chef of the Year in Florida,” winner of the Governor Sterling Award, won a gold medal on Iron Chef, and was featured on In Good Taste on HGTV.
 
About Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa
Omni Bedford Springs Resort& Spa is a 2,200-acre luxury hideaway located in Pennsylvania's scenic Allegheny Mountain region. The resort underwent a $120 million renovation, adding a contemporary look and feel to the property while preserving its remarkable history. The 216-room resort surrounds eight natural mineral springs, which serve as the foundation for its world-class Springs Eternal Spa. Over the past 200 years, Bedford Springs has served as a meeting place for numerous U.S. Presidents and dignitaries, including Daniel Webster, Andrew Jackson and Zachary Taylor. Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa features a phenomenal range of amenities and activities, including an indoor swimming pool; award-winning golf course; and casual and fine dining options. In addition, guests can enjoy mountain nature trails for hiking and biking, fly fishing, volleyball, tennis, and more at omnihotels.com/Bedford.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts 

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business and leisure destinations across North America. With more than 25 iconic golf courses and 16 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide, every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique wellness options, signature restaurants and creative culinary offerings, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest® loyalty program. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Select Guest is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Omni is committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to provide millions of meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. For information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.
 

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