HOLLYWOOD, FL – March. 20, 2013 – Continually recognized for culinary excellence throughout his career, Chef Christian Rassinoux has been appointed executive chef at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. Having showcased his talents at some of the world’s most prestigious hotels, Rassinoux will be responsible for leading all food and beverage operations at the 998-room resort including the opening of a new Italian restaurant in summer 2013 as well as infusing SuperFoodsRX® ingredients into the menus to create great tasting and healthy options for all guests. Rassinoux will also oversee the culinary strategy for groups and events at the adjacent 209,000-square-foot convention center featuring a 50,000-square-foot unobstructed great hall, four ballrooms and 39 individual meeting rooms.
Most recently, Rassinoux served as the
executive chef of MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the country’s largest hotel,
2009. Previously he held the same title for over 20 years at various
Ritz-Carlton hotels around the world from California to China.
of his culinary achievements is staggering including Chef of the Year,
Culinary Association in 1986; Chef of the Year, Le Toques Blanche
in 1990; Chevalier in the National Order of Merit by the President of
French Republic in 1994; and a Doctor of Culinary Arts, Honoris Causa,
Johnson & Wales University in 1995.
“Chef Rassinoux has a pedigree unlike
many others and we are so thrilled he has chosen The Westin Diplomat to
showcase his culinary talents,” said Ed Walls, general manager. “We are
to apply his expertise to our new Italian restaurant coming this
Rassinoux is also actively involved in
the culinary community having served as member of the Conseiller
Culinaire for the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
from 1986 to 2007 and was previously President of the French Chefs
The beachfront property is ideally
located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami and nestled between the
Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. In addition to award-winning
Hollywood Prime, resort amenities include watersports and two marinas,
18-hole championship golf course managed by Troon Golf®, a 10-clay
Center, a 30,000-square-foot full-service spa and an additional
14,000-square-foot Heavenly Spa by Westin™ set to open in April 2013.
For more information about The Westin
Diplomat Resort & Spa or to make reservations, call 888-627-9057 or
About The Westin Diplomat Resort
The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa is conveniently
located on the beach between Fort Lauderdale and the international hub
Miami. With 998 rejuvenating guest rooms, The Diplomat offers an array
amenities including several cuisine options from award-winning seafood
steakhouse Hollywood Prime to 24-hour in-room dining. The Diplomat’s
center provides over 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting and
including four ballrooms, a 50,000 square foot unobstructed Great Hall
individual meeting rooms. www.DiplomatResort.com.
About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts offers innovative programs
that transform every aspect of a stay into a revitalizing experience.
Westin signature services – like the Heavenly®Bed, delicious
WestinWorkout® studio – have been designed with the guests’
well-being in mind.
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