News for the Hospitality Executive
PHOENIX – February 14, 2013: The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria resort (www.arizonabiltmore.com) has appointed Gordon Maybury the executive chef of the historic property, announced General Manager David Kirken.
“With more than two decades of diverse, top-tier experience, Chef Maybury brings the highest level of culinary skills, knowledge and insight to the Arizona Biltmore’s extensive culinary operations,” said Kirken. “Under his guidance, we look forward to gradual and thoughtful enhancements to the menus to tap the latest trends and continually add excitement and appeal.”
Chef Maybury has assumed overall responsibility for the resort’s six restaurants and lounges, 24-hour room service for the 740 guest accommodations, social catering, and meeting and group food functions.
Over his 24-year career, he has cooked in the kitchens of Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe and served as executive chef at leading hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Caribbean. He comes to the Arizona Biltmore from the PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach, Florida, where he was executive chef overseeing 10 food and beverage outlets and was involved in the design and concept development of two of the restaurants.
Previously, he was executive chef of Loews Miami Beach Hotel responsible for multiple restaurants and lounges as well as the high-end property’s many special events. While in Miami, he was the host chef for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Tribute Dinner in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Before that he was executive chef of the Peninsula Hotel New York, where he collaborated on two cookbooks. Other positions include executive banquet chef/chef de cuisine, Grand Hyatt New York; chef de cuisine, Hyatt Grand Cayman; and a variety of posts at two Michelin-starred restaurants in his native Ireland, the One Star L’Ecrivain and Five Star Shelbourne Hotel.
He studied at the Dublin College of Catering, Ireland, and later earned a Master Certificate in Essentials of Hospitality Management from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
About the Arizona Biltmore
The Arizona Biltmore has been an Arizona landmark since opening in 1929, when it was crowned the “Jewel of the Desert.” The legendary Grand Dame remains one of the most recognized resorts in the world for its distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style, luxurious facilities, and storied history as a playground of the rich and famous. Nestled on 39 acres at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the legendary resort offers: 740 guest accommodations; a 22,000-square-foot spa offering an extensive menu of natural healing treatments and restorative therapies; a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment; eight swimming pools including the spectacular Paradise Pool with its a 92-foot-long water slide; two 18-hole golf courses; and six restaurants and lounges, including signature Wright’s at the Biltmore serving classic favorites reinvented for today’s tastes, the stylish Wright Bar with patio fire pits and views of majestic Squaw Peak, popular Frank & Albert’s preparing Arizona comfort food, The Café casual bistro, and the poolside Cabana Club with a swim-up bar. The Arizona Biltmore is a Waldorf Astoria Resort®. For reservations, book online at www.arizonabiltmore.com or call 800-950-0086.
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 & 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 is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.
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