Embassy Suites Denver Downtown – Convention Center announces new F&B Team
The Embassy Suites Denver Downtown – Convention Center ? a flagship property for the brand and a leading downtown Denver hotel – is pleased to announce that it is elevating its Food & Beverage offerings with the hiring of two exceptional new culinary professionals ??Nikolyn Grant?as the Director of Catering and?Kirby Kiner?as the Director of Food & Beverage. The award-winning hotel has also promoted?Shane Marcotte?to the position of Executive Chef.
Managed by Denver?s Sage Hospitality, the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown is home to Elements Restaurant & Bar, which serves classic American fare in a comfortable, modern setting. Later this year, the hotel will unveil a new restaurant concept on the corner of Stout and 14th streets, giving downtown Denver visitors and hotel guests a unique new dining destination.
The new F&B team is currently crafting innovative new catering and event menus for the hotel?s 25,000 square feet of exceptional meeting space, which can accommodate groups up to 650 in four extraordinary ballrooms boasting floor-to-ceiling windows.
Grant most recently served as the Director of Special Events, Sales and Catering at San Francisco?s famous Mina Group. A graduate of George Mason University, other previous positions include Senior Account Executive at Design Cuisine in Arlington, Virginia and Special Events Consultant at The Blue Rock Inn in Washington, Virginia.
Kiner joins the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown from Florida?s Il Lugano Hotel and Residences, another Sage property, where he also served as the Director of Food & Beverage. Other previous experience includes serving as General Manager of the Ruth?s Chris Steak House in Boca Raton, Florida, Director of Banquets at Chicago?s Westin Michigan Avenue and as the Food & Beverage Outlets Manager at The St. Regis Aspen. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.
With more than 16 years of culinary experience, Marcotte was hired as the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown?s Sous Chef in late 2010. He previously served as the Executive Chef at the Beaumont Hotel in Ouray, Colorado. A graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, Marcotte also owned a restaurant in Montrose, Colorado for over three years.
?We are thrilled to have built this talented team for our flagship property, as we launch an epic journey to bring Colorado culinary delights to our city and our large clientele. Our vision is to elevate the culinary experience through innovation, education and deliciousness this year,? said General Manager Stephan Meier. ?We are excited to present this hotel as one of Denver?s top destinations for diners as well as for weddings and corporate events.?
Located directly across from the Colorado Convention Center, the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown features 403 spacious guest suites and was ranked one of the ?Top 25 U.S. Hotels for 2013? by TripAdvisor. Guest can enjoy complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast daily and an Evening Reception with snacks, wine & beer. Amenities include a saline-based indoor pool, a Fitness Center, a Massage Studio and a casual American restaurant.