27 posts categorized "Food and Drink"

Fond Farewell to a Marriott Friend

July 25, 2011
Listen to Blog On July 6, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal published extensive obituaries on my friend, George Lang, one of America’s most successful restaurateurs. George had a truly fascinating and exciting life. He was born in Hungary in 1924. He was Jewish and escaped a...

Freshness Is the Key Ingredient at AMP 150

February 24, 2011
One of my favorite things to do is to eat and one of my very favorite meals is a big, juicy hamburger – I like them pink, and rare if I can get them that way. And it’s very hard for me to pass up a good dessert, especially rice...

Trying to Set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Thai Dinner Party

October 27, 2010
I'm a meat and potatoes kind of guy, but our guests have very diverse, multicultural and sophisticated tastes, so our chefs are always looking for ways to stay ahead of the latest food trends. Food and beverage has always been a big focus for all our Marriott brands. Thai food...

Passionate About Dessert

July 22, 2010
It’s no secret that I love desserts. My favorite job growing up in our company was working the soda fountain at our Hot Shoppe restaurant in Salt Lake City while I was attending the University of Utah. I used to make what was our best dessert, which was a hot...

Counting Calories at Courtyard by Marriott

June 22, 2010
Over the years, I’ve learned the importance of living a healthy life and watching what I eat. I spend 45 minutes on the treadmill 5 nights a week and I do Pilates twice a week because I love my work and my family and want to enjoy both for many...

The Dish on Hotel Dining Trends

February 1, 2010
Historically speaking, hotels, for many years, had some of the best and most popular restaurants around. I remember when I was a young boy in grade school, my father used to take me to the Mayflower hotel. They had a fabulous restaurant with a big, beautiful glass chandelier. I remember...

Hosting North America's Premiere Polka Weekend

December 21, 2009
Just a few weeks ago, over the Thanksgiving holiday, our Cleveland Marriott Downtown hosted the city’s annual Polka Festival for the 18th year in a row. It’s a huge, lively event held in Cleveland, Ohio, the home of the Polka Hall of Fame. It takes place every year, beginning on...