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Paul Krawic Named as Executive Chef at
The Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa & Octagon in Groton, Connecticut

Groton, CT (November 10, 2010) --- The Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa recently announced the appointment of Paul Krawic as Executive Chef of the AAA Four-Diamond hotel and Octagon, its award-winning restaurant. In his new role, Chef Krawic will be responsible for the menu creation and daily culinary operations of Octagon and for all food departments throughout the hotel, as well as for off-premise catering events.

Chef Krawic brings 30 years of professional management and food preparation experience to Octagon and the Mystic Marriott. He joins the hotel?s culinary team from his most recent role as Executive Chef at the Westin Hotel in Providence, RI, where he rebuilt and improved the entire culinary and food & beverage departments. Previously, he has held positions at numerous hotels and resorts throughout Florida and Puerto Rico, including Executive Sous Chef at the Marriott Hotel Ft. Lauderdale and the Isle of Capri Casinos in Pompano Beach, as well as Executive Chef at the Martineau Bay Resort & Spa in Vieques, PR. Krawic also served as Executive Sous Chef at the El San Juan Hotel in Isla Verde, PR and the El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo, PR.

"We are pleased to appoint Chef Krawic to lead our culinary team," commented Michael Allen, General Manager of the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa. "His extensive culinary experience in the industry will bring a creative and unique approach to the hotel?s food and beverage operations, as well as the Octagon menu,"

Chef Krawic holds an Associate of Science Degree in both Food Service Management and Hotel/Motel Management from Manchester College in Manchester, CT. He currently resides in Gales Ferry, CT.

About Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
The Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa is located in the beautiful Mystic region of Coastal Connecticut and is the only AAA Four-Diamond property in the area. An architecturally stunning property with a resort feel, the Mystic Marriott welcomes business and leisure travelers alike. Guests enjoy dining in Octagon, the Zagat rated steakhouse voted best hotel dining in all of Connecticut in a recent reader's poll by Connecticut Magazine. The renowned, newly renovated, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, offers head to toe pampering with discounts available to overnight hotel guests. A wonderful venue for weddings, conferences or board meetings, a well appointed 20,000 square feet of function space can be found at this property which has made AAA's prestigious list of four-diamond properties for nine consecutive years.

About Octagon
Octagon, a Zagat rated upscale steakhouse, is an experience for all the senses. Discover exquisite specialty steaks taken to a new level of excellence as you peruse a menu of featured specialty cuts of the finest in USDA Prime, Certified Angus, and Kobe. Savor inspired wines from around the world as you delve into Octagon's progressive wine list arranged by flavor profile to pair perfectly with your meal. Enjoy AAA Four-Diamond award-winning service as you experience Octagon, the Art of Steak. For reservations or more information please call 860-326-0360 or visit the website at

Michael Allen, General Manager
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
(860) 446-2600

Also See: Waterford Hotel Group Appoints Duane Schroder as General Manager of the 393-room Hilton Hartford / September 2010

Duane Schroder Appointed Director of Operations for the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa in Groton, Connecticut / August 2009

The Waterford Group and Partners Reopen the 392-Room Hilton Hartford Following a $33 million Transformation / March 2005

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