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Kevin Cooper Named Executive Chef for the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach
Hotel and the Westin Beach Resort & Spa, both in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nov. 10, 2011 – The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale and Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel proudly announce the appointment of Kevin Cooper as complex executive chef. With a passion for seasonal ingredients, Cooper will leave restaurant guests in amazement, serving locally inspired dishes with worldwide flare that match the distinguished standards expected at the resorts.

Chef Cooper brings with him a plethora of culinary experience. Boasting a 20-year history in the culinary realm, he has acquired a vast knowledge of the hospitality industry, having worked in several notable kitchens around the world. Originally, Cooper was a chef for cruise lines based in Monte Carlo and England, and then welcomed the opportunity as the executive chef for Hyatt properties located in Aruba, Grand Cayman, Texas, Illinois and California.

“We are thrilled to have such a talented chef join our Fort Lauderdale team,” says Amaury Piedra, complex general manager. “Chef Coopers adds a new level of quality to the caliber of food and service guests receive when dining at The Westin and Sheraton.”

Having celebrated its grand opening in January 2010 after completing a multi-million dollar rebirth, The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, provides more than 32,000 square feet of flexible event space and an 8,100-square-foot Heavenly Spa by WestinTM. The resort also touts a palm-lined pool deck, 432 rejuvenating guestrooms and suites, as well as three palate-pleasing dining options including upscale Shula's on the Beach, poolside Waves Bar & Grill and a full-service, oceanfront Starbucks Coffee.

One of the only properties located directly on Fort Lauderdale Beach, the revitalized Sheraton Fort Lauderdale beach Hotel now features 486 refreshing guestrooms and suites, two swimming pools, 12,600 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, and dining and entertainment options including Dos Caminos, poolside Beach Bar & Grill, Link@Sheraton internet café and famed Wreck Bar, showcasing porthole views into a swimming pool with the occasional mermaid appearances. Located in the Yachting Capital of the World, Fort Lauderdale provides high fashion, historic homes, exhilarating nightlife and miles of white-sand beaches.

For more information, call The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, at (888) 627-7108 or visit www.westin.com/fortlauderdalebeach.

The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale:

The Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, celebrated its grand opening in January 2010 after completing a multi-million dollar extensive rebirth. The beachfront resort now offers an alluring Heavenly Spa by Westin™, palm-lined pool deck and 432 rejuvenating guestrooms and suites, as well as three palate-pleasing dining options including upscale Shula's on the Beach, poolside Waves Bar & Grill and a full-service, oceanfront Starbucks Coffee. The new Conference Center provides more than 32,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, including a rooftop Sky Terrace offering views of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterways. Known as the yachting capital of the world, the former spring break hot spot has recently experienced a coming of age and now offers high fashion, historic homes and miles of white sand beaches.

The Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel
A favorite for families and carefree getaways, The Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel celebrated its grand opening January 2010 following a multi-million dollar transformation from the former Sheraton Yankee Clipper Hotel. Retaining its distinctive ship-shaped exterior and nautical inspired interiors, the iconic beachfront property now features a refreshed, playful design throughout the 486 inviting guestrooms and suites, 12,600 square feet of meeting space and two swimming pools, as well as palate-pleasing dining and entertainment enticements including Dos Caminos, poolside Beach Bar and Grill, Link@Sheraton Internet Café and famed Wreck Bar where guests of all ages come to catch a glimpse of mermaids swimming from porthole to porthole. One of the only properties located directly on Fort Lauderdale’s white-sand beach, the storied, oceanfront hotel is ideally situated near the array of cultural, dining and shopping options on famed Las Olas Boulevard.

Contact:

ANNA WHIDDON • MICHELLE KELLY
THE ZIMMERMAN AGENCY
(850) 668-2222
AWHIDDON@ZIMMERMAN.COM


 
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