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Guy Santoro Named as Executive Chef for the
189-room St. Regis Mexico City in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (February 22, 2012) – Mr. Rui Reis, general manager of The St. Regis Mexico City,  is pleased to announce the appointment of Guy Santoro as executive chef for the prestigious property.  Chef Santoro brings more than 25 years of international fine dining experience to The St. Regis Mexico City and will play a key role in building upon the success of the hotel’s signature restaurant, Diana.
 
“We are proud to welcome one of Mexico’s City’s most beloved and famed chefs to our culinary team at Diana restaurant.” said Reis.  “Chef Santoro’s extensive culinary expertise, talent, and passion for fine cuisine will no doubt enhance our guests’ gastronomic experience and truly compliment The St. Regis Mexico City’s unparalleled and bespoke offerings.”
 
Santoro’s impressive international culinary background as a chef and owner of several renowned restaurants in Mexico City gives him the skills necessary to lead the distinguished culinary team at Diana restaurant.  Santoro is the proprietor of three prominent restaurants in Mexico City: Piazza Navona, Meats Au Charcutier, and Rustic Bread Bakery.  Previously, Santoro served as the executive chef at the Presidente Intercontinental Hotel in Mexico City.  Santoro is also the recipient of several prestigious culinary awards, including Chef of the Year by Intercontinental Hotels of Americas and The Key of Progress Amait for Executive Restaurant Leader.  Additionally, Santoro serves as the president of Vatel Club in Mexico and is a member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs.
 
“I have been privileged to work in some of Mexico City’s most esteemed kitchens and look forward to continuing along this path as a part of Diana at The St. Regis Mexico City,” said Santoro.
 
The hotel’s signature restaurant, Diana, provides elegant ambiance and flawless service. Guests of Diana Restaurant will be impressed not only by the phenomenal cuisine but by the remarkable views of Paseo de la Reforma and the Fountain of Diana the Huntress as well.
 
“We are thrilled to have Chef Santoro join our respected team at The St. Regis Mexico City,” said Javier PerezRubio, the hotel’s food and beverage director.  “His excellent leadership skills and vast knowledge of the hospitality and culinary industries add tremendous value to our unparalleled food and beverage program.”

In addition to the fine dining presented at Diana Restaurant, The St. Regis Mexico City offers an array of private dining options.  For a more intimate group dining experience, The Decanter Room boasts two tasting menus.  Wine is emphasized in the ambiance of the room, as several models of Riedel decanters are presented along the walls both as decorative pieces and for guest use.

For guests seeking a private in‐room dining experience, The St. Regis Mexico City offers the option for private dining with home‐style cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in the comfort of their suites.

For cocktails, guests are invited to enjoy libations at The St. Regis’ renowned King Cole Bar, located near the hotel lobby. The bar provides an intimate setting and features wooden walls, referential artwork and a unique terrace with views of the historic Chapultepec Castle and the iconic Diana and Angel statues.  King Cole Bar is the premiere lounge for any special occasion, and an inviting venue to enjoy a signature St. Regis Bloody Mary, Afternoon Tea, or Champagne Toast. The lounge also features a sumptuous menu of Mexican Tapas to compliment its beverage selections.

With its rich culinary cuisine and amazing location The St. Regis Mexico City is the perfect destination for travelers and gastronomes around the globe, even more now that it has the touch of Guy Santoro.

About The St. Regis Mexico City
Located at the historic Paseo De La Reforma, The St. Regis Mexico City embodies the best of hospitality. This elegant 31-story building, designed by legendary architect Cesar Pelli, features 189 captivating guestrooms, including 35 suites, and The St. Regis and Astor Suites, each with a gorgeous view of the bustling metropolis below. Each room includes King or Queen sized beds, high speed internet access, oversized flatscreen TVs, in-room digital movie systems, three telephones, generous work space, and a private safe. The centrally located hotel caters to both the leisure crowd, with its renowned Remède Spa & Fitness Center, exclusive to St. Regis brands around the world, and to the business set, with its extensive event facilities including the 7,670-square-foot, modular Astor Ballroom, a 2,000-square-foot Diamond Ballroom, and four large breakout rooms. The St. Regis Mexico City, Paseo De La Reforma 439, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City 06500, Mexico. Phone: (51) (55) 5228 1818, www.stregis.com/mexicocity

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 940 properties in approximately 100 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.


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