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Anthony Zamora Appointed as Executive Chef
for the 463-suite Conrad New York


NEW YORK, N.Y. - February 14, 2012
- The soon-to-open Conrad New York is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Zamora as Executive Chef.  A culinary visionary who counts several Five-Star and Five-Diamond hotel restaurants within his decade-long career, Zamora oversees all dining operations at Conrad New York including the hotel's signature restaurant, Atrio, the seasonal rooftop bar and in-room dining. 
 
Chef Zamora joins the Conrad New York team from Four Seasons Hotel New York, where he was Executive Chef.  During his four-year term, he conceptualized the Garden Wine Bar, which continues to be a success. Zamora also oversaw a staff of 50 employees in five hotel dining outlets and nine kitchens.
 
"It takes a stand out talent to compete in the New York City dining scene and we've found one in Chef Zamora," said Conrad New York GM Robert Rechtermann.  "Anthony arrives with a proven track record and we look forward to incorporating his creative touches as the Conrad New York becomes a neighborhood hotspot in Battery Park City."
 
"I prefer to take a simple approach to food," explained Chef Zamora, who makes it a priority to seek out the freshest ingredients from local markets and create dishes that highlight those ingredients.  "Food preparation should evoke a sense of comfort, because there's nothing more satisfying than dishes that make you feel good. The key is respecting the flavors of quality ingredients and preparing them to perfection."
 
Chef Zamora, who is of both Italian and Lebanese ancestry, will bring a strong Mediterranean flavor and flair to his cuisine at Atrio.  The restaurant's innovative and contemporary menu will complement the restaurant's sleek, modern design and stylish décor.  The wood-burning stone oven will be the focal point of the open-air kitchen, which will have a cooking studio feel so diners can enjoy watching their meal being prepared.  Atrio will offer a variety of fare including inventive flatbreads, artisanal cheeses, cured meats, salads and meatballs, as well as Old World wines by the glass and signature martinis.
 
Prior to his tenure at Four Seasons Hotel New York, Chef Zamora spent six years with The Biltmore Hotel in Miami, where he designed a new In Room Dining kitchen to streamline the team's structure. During this time, he also served on the Advisory Committee at Le Cordon Blue College of Culinary Arts in Miramar, Florida.
 
A native of Michigan, Zamora earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University in Miami.  He has also been honored with the Florida Restaurant Association's Award of Excellence in Hospitality. When he's not in the kitchen, Chef Zamora enjoys photography, skiing and spending time with his family.  He resides in Waldwick, New Jersey.

About Conrad New York
Located in the heart of lower Manhattan's Battery Park City, the Conrad New York is a new contemporary luxury, all-suite hotel opening soon.  With magnificent views of the Hudson River, this exceptional 463-suite hotel is adjacent to Hudson River Park, and in close proximity to many of the city's important and historic landmarks and prominent neighborhoods, including TriBeCa and SoHo. Conrad New York offers a new standard of luxury, featuring spacious guestrooms that average over 450 square feet, each outfitted with integrated technology, flat-screen televisions and individual climate control, as well other unparalleled in-room amenities. Sixteen stories above street level, the hotel features a striking rooftop bar with endless views of New York Harbor and Manhattan, as well as a "green roof." The hotel boasts over 30,000 square feet of adaptable meeting space, including the 6,200 square-foot Gallery Ballroom; Danny Meyer's Union Square Events will be the exclusive food and beverage partner of the hotel's onsite conference and event facilities. Conrad New York is pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. 
 
About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
CONRAD® HOTELS & RESORTS is Hilton Worldwide's global luxury brand and the choice for today's modern, sophisticated traveler. By focusing on the individual, Conrad offers guests genuine and personalized experience and a world of style, service and connection. Each Conrad is a dynamic reflection of its city and culture, as well as a showcase for striking design and distinct surroundings. Across five continents, in the world's gateway cities and most sought-after resort destinations, Conrad invites each guest to enjoy The Luxury Of Being Yourself®. For information on Conrad, please visit http://www.conradhotels.com/. Conrad Hotels & Resorts is 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 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered 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 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 88 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®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
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Contact:

Mark Ricci
+1.212-261-5836
Mark.ricci@hilton.com
 
Michelle Munick
+1.212-255-6541
Michelle@hawkpr.com

 

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