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.
recently, Hanlon was the owner/operator of the award-winning Artisan
Bakery in Las Vegas, which supplied celebrity restaurants run by Bobby
Todd English Tom Colicchio and Alan Ducasse at Bellagio, Four Seasons,
Carlton, MGM Grand and Caesar’s Palace. Prior to his solo
earned a name for himself opening unique themed restaurants in his
Michigan and Las Vegas.
has cooked with and for many of today’s great chefs,” noted Peters in
the announcement. “His classical training coupled with his flair
what’s current, make him a great addition to our team as we seek to
bar at our landmark resort.”
a graduate of the Madeleine Kamman Culinary School in Annecy France and
Hampshire where he was personally trained by James Beard Award winner,
Nautical Beachfront Resort is on a lake, we’ll incorporate more seafood
our menu,” Hanlon said. “We’ll be creating a distinct identity by
inspiration from the Caribbean, New Orleans and the Mediterranean, all
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
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.
Nautical Beachfront Resort
at 1000 McCulloch Blvd. N., in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., The Nautical Beachfront
is situated in northwestern Arizona with easy access from Phoenix,
California and Nevada. The property showcases the state’s only
resort. Located on Lake Havasu, fed by the Colorado River, the
features a 50-slip marina with 1,000 feet of beach frontage. The
also offers the 18-hole Island Golf Club at the Nautical.
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
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,
restaurant and lounge featuring a tropical environment with
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
refrigerator, microwave ovens and seasonal continental breakfast.
About RW Partners, LLC
Beachfront Resort is owned by RW Partners, LLC. Headquartered in
Ariz., RW Partners is a real estate and investment firm that invests in
individual properties and portfolios. Its diverse investment
includes land, multi-family, retail, office, industrial, ministorage,
resort/hotels and lending.
Hotels, operator of the Nautical Beachfront Resort, is a national,
full-service, owner and third-party management company with offices in
Ariz., Danbury, Conn. and West Palm Beach, Fla. and. MJS Hotels
principals—William Meyer, Richard Jabara, and Si Sloman—bring more than
combined years of hotel experience and are actively engaged in each
they operate. The company currently manages a portfolio of 35
under the industry’s leading brand families, including Marriott,
Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hyatt, Starwood and LaQuinta, as well as
independent boutique hotels and resorts.