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VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA (Oct. 26, 2018) – Gold Key | PHR is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Castle as Director of Food and Beverage at The Cavalier Hotel. With over two decades of experience at world-renowned properties across Virginia, Castle brings his unique insights and longstanding history in Virginia’s culinary scene to the Cavalier.

In his new assignment, Castle is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Cavalier’s food and beverage outlets including the Cavalier’s signature farm-to-fork restaurant Becca, the Raleigh Room, as well as the hotel’s banquets, and catering programs. Utilizing his extensive knowledge of the industry, Castle plans to implement his expertise in Five Star training to help position the Cavalier’s food and beverage programs for a 5 Star rating.

Before joining the Cavalier team, Castle was Director of Restaurants at the Williamsburg Inn where he helmed the food and beverage programs across the property’s eight distinct restaurants During his time at the property, Castle leveraged his experience in 5 Star training to help the Williamsburg Inn earn its first AAA Five Star and Five Diamond ratings.

Prior to that Castle spent nearly two decades at D.C.’s first Michelin 3 Star restaurant, Inn at Little Washington, known for its dedication to stellar service. There he excelled in various areas of hotel operation and quickly rose through the ranks, eventually becoming the Director of Special Events. Castle then went on to function as both Assistant Food & Beverage Director and Director of Branding for the property with titles such as “Ringmaster” and “Rainmaker”, a nod to the property’s unique and inimitable flair for dinner as theater.  Under Castles’ leadership, The Inn at Little Washington garnered its AAA Five Star rating, the first restaurant/inn to receive Five Diamonds for both its food and accommodations.

“I am honored to be part of such a stellar team at such an iconic hotel,” said Castle. “There is nothing more noble than to serve with excellence and mastery. Our goal is simple: create life-changing experiences for our guests. I look forward to leveraging that past experience to deliver 5 Star service at The Cavalier Hotel.”

Developed by Gold Key | PHR, the newly reimagined Cavalier Hotel is the latest luxury class member of Marriott’s distinguished Autograph Collection bringing unparalleled accommodations and dining to the mid-Atlantic.

The Cavalier Hotel is located at 4200 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451. Reservations and event inquiries can be made at or call 757-425-8555.

About The Cavalier Hotel

The Virginia Beach icon, The Cavalier Hotel, officially opened its doors March of 2018 after a massive four-year renovation nearing $85MM. Originally completed in 1927, every detail of The Cavalier Hotel has been meticulously restored revealing the glorious architectural elements and design from its glamorous past while incorporating modern-day luxury amenities.

During its heyday, The Cavalier changed the landscape and social scene of Virginia Beach’s oceanfront playing host to ten U.S. Presidents, dozens of celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, and Frank Sinatra, and was a major venue for performers in the Big Band era like Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. In 2014 Gold Key | PHR began the extensive renovation and restoration of the property overseen by Norfolk-based architecture firm, Hanbury. Today the hotel is enjoying a renaissance making it a destination for locals and world travelers. Reservations can be made at

Contact: Mike Stommel

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