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Mark L. Ching Appointed as Executive Chef for the 440-room
Loews Coronado Bay in San Diego, California

SAN DIEGO (April 17, 2012)
– Loews Coronado Bay Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark L. Ching as executive chef. Ching brings more than 30 years of experience at some of the nation’s finest four-diamond hotels and resorts, including Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in San Francisco, Phoenix, Atlanta and New Mexico. Most recently, he served as the executive chef for Loews Lake Vas Vegas Resort in Henderson, Nev.

“Food and beverage is at the heart of every Loews hotel,” said Brian Johnson, general manager of Loews Coronado Bay Resort. “Whether it is a delightful dockside breakfast in Market Café or an elegant French tasting menu in our award-winning Mistral, we’re thrilled to have Chef Mark’s expertise as we continue to provide unparalleled dining experiences throughout the resort.”

Ching is renowned for his artistic approach, a style built on infusing traditional flavors with ingredients from around the globe. Throughout his extensive career, he has transformed the kitchens of countless restaurants. While serving as Executive Chef for Hyatt in Phoenix, he developed a penchant for utilizing Southwestern flavors as a basis of inspiration, a passion he still holds today.

“I love to layer spicy and sweet flavors with varying textures and colors,” said Ching. “It’s all about vivid, fresh colors to attract the eye, teasing the palate for what’s to come.”

Staying true to the basic premise that food should comfort and satisfy you, he also believes a great Chef should “never over-think or over-contrive a dish.” As such, he features recognizable ingredients of the best quality to overwhelm with naturally intense flavors.

Diners can enjoy Chef Mark’s influence at the resort’s four restaurants and lounges, including Mistral, Market Café, the Lobby Lounge (debuting in June) and La Cantina. For more information on Loews Coronado Bay Resort, please call 800-23-LOEWS or visit

About Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Situated on a private 15-acre peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Bay, Loews Coronado Bay Resort is located minutes from downtown Coronado, a charming resort village, and a short drive to San Diego’s world-famous attractions. Resort features include direct access to the Silver Strand State Beach, three tennis courts, a private 80-slip marina, three acclaimed restaurants, 440 sea-inspired guest rooms and suites, and panoramic views of the San Diego-Coronado Bay.

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Anne Stephany
Director of Public Relations
Loews Coronado Bay Resort


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