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Thomas Hanlon Named Executive Chef for the
138-room Nautical Beachfront Resort in
Lake Havasu City, Arizona

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz., June 16, 2011—Tim Peters, general manager of the Nautical Beachfront Resort in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., announced that Thomas Hanlon has been named  executive chef for the resort.  A 30--year F&B veteran, Hanlon will be responsible for the operations of the resort’s Turtle Grill restaurant, Turtle Beach Bar and all food operations.

Most recently, Hanlon was the owner/operator of the award-winning Artisan Bread Bakery in Las Vegas, which supplied celebrity restaurants run by Bobby Flay, Todd English Tom Colicchio and Alan Ducasse at Bellagio, Four Seasons, the Ritz Carlton, MGM Grand and Caesar’s Palace.  Prior to his solo venture, Hanlon earned a name for himself opening unique themed restaurants in his native Michigan and Las Vegas.

“Chef Tom has cooked with and for many of today’s great chefs,” noted Peters in making the announcement.  “His classical training coupled with his flair for what’s current, make him a great addition to our team as we seek to raise the bar at our landmark resort.”

Hanlon is a graduate of the Madeleine Kamman Culinary School in Annecy France and New Hampshire where he was personally trained by James Beard Award winner, Gary Danko.

“Since Nautical Beachfront Resort is on a lake, we’ll incorporate more seafood into our menu,” Hanlon said.  “We’ll be creating a distinct identity by taking inspiration from the Caribbean, New Orleans and the Mediterranean, all areas that are known for their unique approach to their local seafood.  Similarly, we’ll be sourcing as many ingredients as possible from local purveyors with the goal of making the Turtle Grill a culinary destination in Arizona.”

According to Hanlon, visitors will notice changes immediately, yet gradually.  He anticipates introducing new items as specials, and gauging guest reaction before revamping the menu in its entirety.

About Nautical Beachfront Resort
Located at 1000 McCulloch Blvd. N., in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., The Nautical Beachfront Resort is situated in northwestern Arizona with easy access from Phoenix, Southern California and Nevada.  The property showcases the state’s only beachfront resort.  Located on Lake Havasu, fed by the Colorado River, the resort features a 50-slip marina with 1,000 feet of beach frontage.  The resort also offers the 18-hole Island Golf Club at the Nautical.

The property features private boat launch ramps and beach moorings and more than 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting space in indoor and outdoor facilities capable of accommodating up to 500 guests.  The resort’s other highlights include an outdoor water park located on Lake Havasu and the newly renovated Turtle Grill and Turtle Beach Bar, a full-service, island-style restaurant and lounge featuring a tropical environment with island-inspired décor.

The hotel’s 138 spacious rooms have either balconies or patios that provide spectacular panoramic views of Lake Havasu.  The rooms are decorated in a comfortable residential style and provide high-speed wireless Internet access, refrigerator, microwave ovens and seasonal continental breakfast.

About RW Partners, LLC
Nautical Beachfront Resort is owned by RW Partners, LLC.  Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., RW Partners is a real estate and investment firm that invests in individual properties and portfolios.  Its diverse investment portfolio includes land, multi-family, retail, office, industrial, ministorage, resort/hotels and lending.

About MJS Hotels

MJS Hotels, operator of the Nautical Beachfront Resort, is a national, full-service, owner and third-party management company with offices in Phoenix, Ariz., Danbury, Conn. and West Palm Beach, Fla. and.  MJS Hotels principals—William Meyer, Richard Jabara, and Si Sloman—bring more than 100 combined years of hotel experience and are actively engaged in each property they operate.  The company currently manages a portfolio of 35 hotels under the industry’s leading brand families, including Marriott, Hilton, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hyatt, Starwood and LaQuinta, as well as independent boutique hotels and resorts.


Lauralee Dobbins
Daly Gray, Inc.

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Also See: Tim Peters Named General Manager of 139-room Nautical Beachfront Resort in Lake Havasu City, Arizonia / April 2011

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