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David Garcelon Named Director of Culinary for
The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City


NEW YORK – (Sept. 29, 2011) – A 20-year veteran of executive chef positions around North America, David Garcelon has been named director of culinary for The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel.  He will be responsible for the entire kitchen operation of the iconic hotel which serves as the flagship property for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.
 
Prior to joining The Waldorf=Astoria, Garcelon served as executive chef of the 1,364-room Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, where he led Canada’s largest hotel kitchen.  He also served as executive chef for The Fairmont Southampton Bermuda; Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, Alberta; and CP Hotels’ The Lodge at Kananaskis, Kananaskis, Alberta.
 
“We are proud to welcome David to The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel,” said General Manager Eric O. Long.  “His history of commanding the kitchens of progressively larger and more complex hotels has prepared him well to helm our culinary operations.”
 
He is a graduate of Cornell University and the Culinary Institute of Canada, and is a Certified Food and Beverage Executive with the American Hotel & Motel Association and a Certified Executive Chef with the American Culinary Federation.
 
The epicenter of New York City’s business, social, cultural and political life, The Waldorf=Astoria is also one of the city’s most diverse dining destinations, with three distinctive restaurants.  From the stylish Peacock Alley, the jewel of the hotel’s lobby, renowned for its extravagant brunch and seafood menu, to Bull & Bear steakhouse, a Manhattan institution, to Oscar’s American Brasserie offering casual dining, opportunity awaits. 
 
The hotel is credited with the creation of such American staples as veal Oscar, lobster Newburg, eggs Benedict and (of course) Waldorf salad.  It also helped popularize culinary traditions like Thousand Island dressing and red velvet cake.

About The Waldorf=Astoria:
The Waldorf=Astoria, an official New York City landmark since 1993, has been an internationally recognized symbol of elegance and grace for more than 100 years.  As such the Art Deco masterpiece, occupying an entire city block of midtown Manhattan is at the epicenter of the city’s cultural, commercial, social and political life.  A grand hotel in the grandest of traditions, with cosmopolitan restaurants, bustling lounges and bars, more than 60,000 square feet of high-tech equipped function space, state-of-the-art business center and intriguing boutiques, The Waldorf is a microcosm of the city it has served so well for so long.  The Waldorf=Astoria is a member of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Worldwide.  Call 1-800-WALDORF or visit www.waldorfny.com for more information.

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts:
WALDORF ASTORIA is Hilton Worldwide’s luxury brand of landmark hotels, with each one as singular and timeless as the brand’s namesake, The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York. From classic elegance to modern grandeur, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts each represent worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest service. From sumptuous spas and culinary excellence to world-class golf, each hotel and resort offers the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements that define refinement and sophistication. Discover Waldorf Astoria by visiting www.waldorfastoria.com. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 92 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,750 hotels and timeshare properties, with 615,000 rooms in 85 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit www.HiltonWorldwide.com or connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.HiltonWorldwideGlobalMediaCenter.com.        
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Hilton Worldwide Launches Waldorf Astoria in the UAE; Signs Management Agreement with the Al Hamra Group for the 349-room New-Build Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, 40 Minutes from Dubai Airport / March 2011

Naples Grande Beach Resort, a 474-room Waldorf Astoria Resort, Appoints Rudy Gonnella as National Account Manager, Southeast / February 2011

Eric O. Long, New York City's Waldorf=Astoria’s General Manager, Awarded the Lifetime Excellence Award by FTA Hospitality Awards for Excellence / February 2011

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Ability Group & Hilton Worldwide to Open 137-room London Syon Park, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel by End of 2010 / July 2010

Dirk De Cuyper Appointed General Manager of Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund / August 2009

The Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida Joins the Waldorf Astoria Collection / February 2009

The Registry Resort & Club in Naples, Florida Relaunched as Naples Grande Resort & Club Following Multi million Upgrade / October 2005

Two Florida Keys Properties, the Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club and the Reach Resort, Join the Waldorf Astoria Collection / January 2009
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