News for the Hospitality Executive
SEATTLE, Washington, April 16, 2012—The Dow Hotel Company, LLC, (DHC) a hotel ownership investment and management company, today announced that Sean Klos has been named food and beverage director of the company’s Basil’s Kitchen restaurant located in the Embassy Suites Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac), in Seattle, where he will also direct the catering and banquet operations.
“Sean has a wide range of experience in the hospitality industry, which will be a great asset to Basil’s Kitchen,” said Murray Dow, chief executive officer of The Dow Hotel Company. “Basil’s Kitchen is known for innovative menus, freshly prepared food and superior service, and we are confident that Sean’s track record in restaurant operations will enhance the dining experience for both hotel guests and local clientele His experience with a large-scale catering service will be a significant benefit to the hotel’s banquet offerings.”
Klos was food and beverage director for several operations in Seattle, WA, including Holland America Cruise Lines, Eurest Dining/Microsoft Schwartz Brothers Restaurants and Cucina Cucina. His restaurants and signature recipes have won numerous awards, including the L.A. Times’ 2000 Best New Cocktail List, Wine Spectator’s 2001 and 2002 Awards of Excellence for Resort Semiahmoo and Gourmet Magazine’s “Where to Eat Now in 18 American Cities” list for the Buzz Ibiza dinner club and 425 Magazine’s Best Cocktail on the Eastside for his Shiso Drop at Pearl Bar and Dining.
Basil’s Kitchen at the Embassy Suites Sea-Tac features innovative Mediterranean-style cuisine and traditional Italian favorites prepared using fresh, local ingredients and served in a casual, café-style atmosphere. Signature items include Scallops Mornay, Steak Vesuvio and Capellini Bianchini. The restaurant also serves 8,500 square feet of beautifully-appointed state of art meeting and banquet space.
Basil’s Kitchen is a restaurant concept developed by The Dow Hotel Company and named for Dow’s mentor in the hotel industry, Basil Miaullis. Now operating in six restaurants nationwide, Basil’s Kitchen distinguishes itself among hotel restaurants by featuring locally-sourced ingredients including artisanal breads and cheeses.
About The Dow Hotel Company
Founded in 1997, Seattle-based The Dow Hotel Company is a hotel owner/investor and operator of 11 first-class, full-service hotels with properties throughout the United States. The company’s portfolio of owned and managed properties consists of institutional-grade hotels, under such brands as Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Sheraton, and Crowne Plaza. The company aggressively seeks to acquire, co-invest with joint venture partners and/or manage mid- to large-size, first-class, full-service hotels, especially those with extensive food and beverage capabilities.
The company currently operates food and beverage facilities around the nation, ranging from casual dining to upscale, bars/lounges with Starbuck and Tully’s coffee outlets. In addition to Basil’s Kitchen, the division’s proprietary restaurant concepts also include SunSpot, BC Bistro, and Basil’s Bistro. Additional information about The Dow Hotel Company may be found at www.dowhotelco.com.
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