HARTFORD, CT (September 7, 2017) – Shane Arnold has been appointed as the Executive Chef for the 393-room Hilton Hartford. As Executive Chef, Arnold’s responsibilities include menu creation and management of all food departments throughout the Hilton including the hotel’s restaurant, m&m Bistro. Waterford Hotel Group, Inc. professionally manages the Hilton Hartford.

Chef Arnold joins the Hilton team from his most recent position as Executive Chef at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. Prior to the Sheraton, Chef Arnold was the Executive Sous Chef and Assistant Restaurant Manager for the 409-room Marriott Hartford Downtown, a role he held for nearly 10 years. Arnold previously serviced as a Task Force Chef for Waterford Hotel Group, lending his culinary management expertise to several properties in the company’s portfolio. In 2011, he was awarded the Outstanding Manager of the Year award by the Connecticut Lodging Association.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chef Arnold to the Hilton Hartford,” commented Nick Lorusso, General Manager of the hotel. “His culinary experience and familiarity with the day to day operations of a large hotel make him a welcomed addition to the Hilton’s food and beverage team,” added Lorusso.

Chef Arnold holds an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, SC.