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AURORA, Colo. (April 2019) – Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, the recently-opened largest combined resort and convention center in Colorado, is pleased to welcome George Bargisen to lead its food & beverage and culinary teams as the property’s new director of food & beverage. 

“George comes to us with years of experience in the hospitality industry and we’re thrilled to have him join our exceptional team here at Gaylord Rockies,” said Rick Medwedeff, general manager for Gaylord Rockies Resorts & Convention Center. “We’re confident that his expertise will help to establish the resort as a dining destination offering diverse, authentic and exceptional cuisine, and we’re excited to see the impact his leadership will have on our new property.”

In his new role as Gaylord Rockies’ director of food & beverage, George will function as the strategic business leader of the property’s food and beverage operation, including restaurants/bars, room service and banquets/catering. His first day was April 7. Most recently, George served as hotel manager of the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, where he earned #1 Hotel ESS for the JW Brand in 2017. He has an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts from The Culinary Institute of America. 

About Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center

Just minutes from both the Denver International Airport and downtown Denver in Aurora, Colo., Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center is Colorado’s largest combined resort and convention center. The resort features 1,501 guest rooms, including 114 well-appointed suites, and more than 486,000-square-feet of meeting and convention space. A gateway to the Rockies, the resort offers eight dining options, a luxurious spa and salon, indoor and outdoor pools, a 75-foot TV in the Mountain Pass Sports Bar, and picture-perfect views of the mountains. To learn more and book your stay, visit www.gaylordrockies.com.  

gaylordrockies@turnerpr.com / 303-333-1402

About Gaylord Hotels®

Gaylord Hotels®, part of the Marriott International portfolio of brands, is a collection of hotels and upscale resorts that afford endless opportunities for leisure travelers and conventioneers. The brand’s hallmark—“everything in one place”—provides guests with diverse dining options, quality spa and fitness center services, top-notch entertainment, on-site shopping and endless activities. Gaylord Hotels is a pioneer in the hotel and convention industry with properties in the nation’s most desirable destinations. Gaylord Hotels include Gaylord Opryland® in Nashville, Tenn.; Gaylord Palms® in Kissimmee, Fla. near Orlando; Gaylord Texan® on Lake Grapevine near Dallas, Texas; Gaylord National® on the Potomac in National Harbor, Md.; Gaylord Rockies™ near Denver, Co; and The Inn at Opryland® in Nashville, Tenn.  For more information, please visit www.GaylordHotels.com.

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