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.