News for the Hospitality Executive
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., December 18, 2012 – The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel, has hired Jeremy L. Martindale as executive chef, overseeing culinary creations for the Plat 99 mixology bar, the hotel’s Market Dining restaurant concept, in-room dining and catering for meetings and events.
A transplant from the East Coast, Martindale most recently was the executive chef of the Omni New Haven at Yale, a AAA Four Diamond Hotel located in New Haven, Connecticut. There, he oversaw all aspects of food production for the 307-room hotel. Martindale’s skills helped him achieve media notoriety in Connecticut, where he was featured on local television shows including “Earth to Table Dinner at the Chef’s Garden,” “Connecticut Culinary Masters” and “Cooks and Cords.”
“Jeremy is a rare talent,” said Michael Moros, general manager of The Alexander Hotel. “We are lucky to be able to lure him here from the east coast. He not only brings exceptional culinary skill, but a unique approach that should create a memorable dining experience for our guests.”
The Plat 99 mixology cocktail lounge will be a centerpiece of The Alexander. The space was designed by acclaimed artist Jorge Pardo, who is also creating a monumental chandelier for the grand staircase leading from the first floor to the second floor lobby area. A 2010 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (commonly known as a “Genius Grant”), Pardo’s work spans the intersection of art, design and architecture. Martindale will be creating a selection of small plates featuring locally sourced ingredients that will pair perfectly with the unique cocktails on the menu.
The hotel’s Market Dining restaurant concept will also showcase locally sourced ingredients and fresh cuisine made from scratch. With the mantra, “Thoughtful Food for Thoughtful Minds,” Martindale’s creations for Market Dining are both imaginative and appealing to a wide variety of tastes and dietary needs. The Alexander’s in-room dining menu will also focus on nourishing options featuring fresh, local ingredients.
In addition, Martindale will also direct menu development for meetings, weddings and events at The Alexander. Unlike typical hotel service, catering at The Alexander will feature fresh and innovative options made to order.
About The Alexander, A Dolce Hotel
With 209 total rooms, including 157 deluxe guest rooms and 52 extended-stay suites, The Alexander will bring a unique element to downtown Indianapolis. The Pardo-designed Plat99 lounge will feature artisan cocktails developed by expert mixologists, as well as a seasonal menu of small plates designed to perfectly accompany the cocktails. The Market Dining restaurant concept will showcase locally sourced ingredients and fresh creations. For events, the hotel has a total of 16,500 square feet of space available, including a 3,520 square-foot ballroom, breakout rooms and a 2,400 square-foot outdoor plaza. The hotel is named for Alexander Ralston, the city planner who laid out the original plan for Indy’s downtown in the early 19th century. The Alexander is being developed by Buckingham Companies. For more information about the hotel, visit www.thealexander.com. To view available positions and apply for a job at The Alexander, visit the “Careers” section of www.dolce.com.
CityWay is a dynamic new 14-acre neighborhood in the heart of downtown Indianapolis that encompasses a 209-room luxury hotel, apartments and destination restaurants and will include 40,000 square feet of retail and office space, as well as a state-of-the-art YMCA. Contemporary art is incorporated throughout the public spaces, including more than ten site-specific commissions for The Alexander hotel and graffiti art in the parking garages. With a pedestrian-friendly urban design, the mix of public spaces, offices, residential and retail make CityWay an attractive place to work, play and live, and serve as a catalyst for future development in the surrounding neighborhood. For more information, visit www.cityway.com.
About Buckingham Companies
Founded in 1984, Buckingham is a full service, fully integrated, real estate company that includes the development, acquisition, management and construction of a wide range of property types including multifamily, student housing and mixed-use communities. Buckingham manages nearly $1 billion of real estate assets for its own account, clients and institutional partners. Buckingham has managed more than 90 properties consisting of nearly 20 million square-feet of property and approximately 15,000 rental units nationwide. Additionally, Buckingham Foundation annually supports more than 45 nonprofit and civic organizations through philanthropic outreach in the areas of affordable housing, community and economic development, and arts and culture. For more information, visit www.buckingham-co.com.
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