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 Donald Drnek Named Executive Chef for the Swissôtel The Drake, New York
New York – January 27, 2006 – Swissôtel The Drake, New York announces Donald Drnek as Executive Chef for the 495 room luxury hotel located at 440 Park Avenue. “We are delighted to welcome Chef Drnek to Swissôtel The Drake, New York with his invaluable experience and culinary expertise and we look forward to building on existing strengths already in place in the catering department,” said David Gibbons, General Manager.
Chef Drnek, a New York native, joins Swissôtel The Drake, New York with more than 20 years of experience after working as executive chef with Omni Berkshire Place since early 2005. Throughout his culinary career, Chef Drnek has worked for private clubs and major hotel chains including Rosewood and multiple properties for Loews. His extensive accomplishments are evident with his successful supervision of the grand “hot opening”, as mentioned by Time Out New York magazine, of Loews Metropolitan Hotel’s new restaurant, Met Grill and the restructuring of the Omni dining experience after a major renovation. “Chef Drnek’s direction along with his dedicated team will continue with the high level of service, hospitality and attention to detail that is always present for any type of event at Swissotel The Drake, New York”, Gibbons added.

Raffles International Limited is a hotel management company with a portfolio of over 40 hotels and resorts in more than 30 destinations across Asia, Australia, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, North and South America. 


Grainne Murphy
Assistant Marketing Manager 
Swissôtel The Drake, New York
440 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-756-3823

Also See: Three Key Execs Appointed at Swissôtel The Drake, New York City / May 2005
Raffles International Signs Management Contract for the 150 room Swissôtel Ankara; Michel Van der Elst Appointed GM / December 2005

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