White Lodging Appoints Michael Marquez-Thompson as Executive Chef at Le Méridien Denver Downtown + AC Hotel Denver Downtown
January 10, 2019 10:04am
White Lodging is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Marquez-Thompson as Executive Chef at Corinne Restaurant, located at Le Méridien Denver Downtown + AC Hotel Denver Downtown. In his role, Marquez-Thompson will lead the kitchen at Corinne, the dual-branded hotel’s on-site restaurant, offering classic, simple American comfort food with an emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients.
“I’m very excited to be joining the team at Corinne,” Michael says. “I’m confident we can continue building Corinne into one of downtown Denver’s must-visit dining options for both visitors and locals.”
Most recently, Marquez-Thompson came to the property from the Aloft/Element Hotel in Austin, Texas. His resume also includes stints at Sullivan’s Steakhouse Austin, Renaissance Austin Hotel, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, and the Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix, Ariz.
“Corinne is lucky to have Michael onboard,” says Chef Tobias Burkhalter, executive chef for Le Méridien Denver Downtown + AC Hotel Denver Downtown. “His prodigious skills in the kitchen and his mastery of flavors will undoubtedly take Corinne to the next level.”
Named “One of Denver's 26 Most Anticipated Fall Restaurant Openings” by Zagat in late 2016, Corinne has quickly established itself as a go-to spot for Denverites and visitors to the Mile High City. Pairing a welcoming environment with honest food and drink, the restaurant delivers a dining experience like no other.
For more information, visit corinnerestaurant.com and marriott.com/hotels/travel/denmd-le-meridien-denver-downtown.
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White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, IN. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company focused on developing and operating premium-branded hotels in growing urban markets across the United States. The company is a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels. White Lodging has developed over 125 premium branded hotels over the last 25 years and its current managed portfolio consists of 165 hotels in 19 states including representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts and InterContinental Hotel Group. For more information about White Lodging, please visit www.whitelodging.com.
Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, the Paris-born hotel brand currently represented by nearly 100 properties in more than 40 countries, was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) in November 2005. With more than 80 of its properties located in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, Le Méridien provided a strong international complement to Starwood's then primarily North American holdings at the time of purchase. Since then, Le Méridien has gone through a brand re-launch, which included a large scale hotels product consolidation and redefined brand strategy. Through creation of the LM100 artist community, Le Méridien has transformed numerous guest touch points, thus bringing unique, interactive and curated experiences to its guests. Plans call for dynamic expansion of Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts within the next five years, concentrating on markets in Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Le Méridien recently opened new hotels in Columbus (Ohio, USA), Charlotte (North Carolina, USA), Indianapolis (Indiana, USA), New Orleans, Chicago, Tampa (Florida, USA), Cairo, Bahrain, Bali, Atlanta, Oran (Algeria), and Zhengzhou (China), and will open in the next 12 months in Bangkok, Gurgaon (India), Mahabaleshwar (India), Thimphu (Bhutan), Paro (Bhutan), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Qingdao (China), Leshan (China), and Putrajaya (Malaysia). For more information, please visit https://le-meridien.marriott.com/ or www.facebook.com/leMéridien, Follow @LeMéridien Hotels on Instagram and Twitter.
AC Hotels by Marriott is a lifestyle brand within the Marriott International global portfolio of 19 brands. The brand currently offers a portfolio of more than 80 hotels in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Turkey, France and the United States. Growth plans include more than 50 hotels set to open within the next three years throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Latin America. AC Hotels by Marriott debuted its first U.S. location in November 2014 in the iconic Cotton Exchange Building in New Orleans, followed by AC Kansas City in March 2015, AC Hotel Washington D.C. at National Harbor in April 2015, AC Chicago in May 2015, and AC Hotel Miami Beach in June 2015. For more information, visit http://achotels.marriott.com.
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