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March 10, 2015 (TORONTO) - Luxury lifestyle hotel Thompson Toronto is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Kevin Sinclair. A Le Cordon Bleu alum, Chef Sinclair brings international expertise and experience to his new role, having worked at such notable and renowned dining establishments as Hotel Plaza Athénée (Paris) and Fabbrica (Toronto). Most recently, he served as Executive Chef of Marfraing Group in Paris, where he oversaw culinary operations of its two restaurant locations.

Chef Sinclair and his team at Thompson Toronto will continue to elevate the hotel's culinary offerings, producing avant-garde fare for its array of venues, including The Lobby Bar, Thompson Diner, Screening Room, Rooftop Lounge, and its ballroom and catering facilities.

"Thompson Toronto presents a diverse culinary landscape," says Chef Kevin Sinclair, Thompson Toronto. "Our aim is to create unique dining experiences, offering menus that are innovative   and contemporary, while honouring the style and flare of our vibrant King West neighbourhood. There is tremendous opportunity here, and I intend to maximize its potential by making the food as sensational as the breathtaking views that can be seen from the Thompson's iconic rooftop."

"We selected Kevin because of his impressive resume and remarkable vision for the property," says Jeff Waters, General Manager, Thompson Toronto. "Kevin has exhibited a passion for culinary excellence, and he has  developed  a culinary  program  featuring  seasonal  ingredients  that  will  truly  wow  diners,  supporting  our efforts in sharing the enhanced Thompson lifestyle with both visitors to Toronto and Torontonians alike."

Sinclair completed much of his education, including his Red Seal Certification, in Ontario, Canada where he grew up. While there, he was hired to work at Fabbrica, collaborating with one of Canada's top restauranteurs to develop new menus and recipes. Following his experiences in Ontario, Sinclair traveled across the Atlantic to work at some of France's top dining establishments.  While in Paris at Hotel Plaza Athenee,  Sinclair  worked under world-renowned chef Alain Ducasse and  was instrumental in ensuring five-star quality with his commitment to avant-garde cooking techniques, including sous vide and molecular gastronomy.

Thompson Toronto is located at 550 Wellington St. West in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, please visit:

http://www.thompsonhotels.com/hotels/toronto.

About Thompson Toronto

Part of the King West landscape since 2010, Thompson Toronto has become known for its refined edge. A vibrant destination for discerning travellers and in-the-know urbanites, Thompson Toronto is a premier location, offering personalized service, distinctive culinary experiences and the city's only rooftop lounge with a 40-foot infinity swimming pool. Designed by Studio Gaia, 102 ultra-sleek guestrooms feature dark hardwood flooring and contrasting accents in lush orange and cool white. Amid Toronto's hotspots, Thompson Toronto is a star, offering guests food, drink and entertainment options to suit any mood: from Thompson Diner, a contemporary classic diner, to the Lobby Lounge and the Rooftop Lounge, a retreat with poolside cabanas and cocktails, to French bistro Colette and effortlessly cool nightclub Wildflower, Thompson guests may never feel the need to leave the property. With 30,000 square feet of prime event space, including the Rooftop Lounge and luxurious Screening Room, Thompson Toronto offers the ideal setting for conferences, meetings, weddings and more.

Contact: Tory Nash,NKPR

tory@nkpr.net / 416.365.3630 x242

About Thompson Hotels

Founded in 2001, Thompson Hotels is an international hospitality company that offers sophisticated luxury to its discerning clientele. The Thompson portfolio of lifestyle hotels includes Gild Hall and Smyth Tribeca in New York City; the famed Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles; the award-winning Thompson Chicago; Thompson Toronto and Belgraves in London; and the newly opened Thompson Miami Beach. Thompson Hotels also has multiple   new projects   in development,   including   Thompson   Los Cabos, Thompson   Playa del Carmen, Thompson Seattle and Thompson Nashville. Thompson Hotels is a Commune Hotels & Resorts brand. For more information, please visit www.thompsonhotels.com.

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