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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (January 7, 2019) – The Vinoy® Renaissance Resort & Golf Club continues its reimagining with the appointment of Matthew Brennan as the Executive Chef. Brennan previously held the title of Executive Sous Chef for the resort.  

“We are delighted to appoint Chef Matthew to the role of Executive Chef for the resort. The title and promotion are very well-deserved and speak highly to his personal skill and ability to take the resort’s culinary offerings to new heights, constantly evolving the guest experience when it comes to dining,” said Barbara Readey, General Manager at The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club.

Brennan, a graduate of the esteemed Culinary Institute of America, cut his teeth under Chef Jean Robert DeCavel at the world-renowned Le Maisonette in Cincinnati. He further honed his craft with a stint at the Four Seasons Lanai in Hawaii, where he oversaw the kitchen at the ONE FORTY Steakhouse, as well as the Denver Marriott City Center in Colorado. Since joining The Vinoy® in May of 2017, Brennan has consistently brought a fresh, innovative energy to the culinary team. As Executive Chef, Brennan will oversee culinary operations for the entire resort and kick off all new initiatives for the property.

For more information about The Vinoy® Renaissance Resort & Golf Club, visit the resort website

About The Vinoy® Renaissance Resort & Golf Club

Originally opened on New Year’s Eve in 1925 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Vinoy® Renaissance Resort & Golf Club is the only historic luxury resort on Florida’s west coast that boasts a private 72-slip marina, 18-hole golf course, 12-court tennis complex and 5,000 sq. ft. fitness center. The iconic hotel is ideally situated overlooking Tampa Bay. The lounge-like lobby blends modern elegance with Mediterranean Revival architecture and features custom-made artwork from Dale Chihuly and Renee Dinauer. All 362 guest rooms give the feeling of a personal retreat, and with indoor/outdoor event space, five restaurants and a salon and day spa, the hotel is St. Petersburg’s premier AAA Four-Diamond resort.

Contact: Holly Lanier / 727.821.5155 x101

About Renaissance Hotels

At Renaissance Hotels, It’s Business Unusual. Each of our 170 hotels, located in nearly 35 countries around the world, is unique and every stay offers unconventional programs that help business travelers discover rich, local experiences. We promise to feed the curiosity, fuel the imagination and excite the senses of our guests, who see their business trip as an exciting opportunity for new, interesting and shareable moments. We offer signature events in our lobbies, bars and lounges designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, mixology,

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