CONRAD NEW YORK APPOINTS GERRON DOUGLAS AS EXECUTIVE CHEF

CONRAD NEW YORK APPOINTS GERRON DOUGLAS AS EXECUTIVE CHEF

NEW YORK - August 22, 2016 – Conrad New York announces the appointment of Gerron Douglas as executive chef.  In his new role, Douglas will oversee all dining operations at Conrad New York, including the hotel’s signature restaurant ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant, the seasonal Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar, and in-room dining. Douglas brings more than 13 years of experience to his new role, where he will guide the hotel’s unique culinary programming and lead menu development that focuses on incorporating locally-sourced, sustainable foods.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Chef Douglas to his new role at Conrad New York,” said Robert Rechtermann, general manager at Conrad New York. “He has a proven ability to thrive in high-pressure environments and offers a superior level of leadership to our team. He also offers an unparalleled commitment to providing inspired experiences for all guests.”

Prior to his role as executive chef, Douglas served as Conrad New York’s executive banquet chef, at Restaurateur Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events, where he managed all aspects of the hotel’s catering to ensure customer satisfaction and business profitability, while providing leadership to the rest of his team. Douglas spent 10 years in a variety of roles, including sous chef at the Waldorf Astoria New York, prior to joining Union Square Events. There, he worked closely with the executive chef and the banquet chef to create new menus and develop innovative concepts. Douglas began his career as a line cook at CafĂ© Provencal in Los Angeles in 2002 before he took his talents to New York in 2005 with Amuse restaurant.

Douglas hails from Los Angeles, California and earned an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from the Le Cordon Bleu Program at The California School of Culinary Arts.

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About Conrad New York
Located in the heart of lower Manhattan's Battery Park City, Conrad New York is a contemporary luxury hotel which was recently awarded with prestigious LEED Gold for New Construction Certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institution (USGBI).  With magnificent views of the Hudson River, this exceptional 463 all-suite hotel is adjacent to Hudson River Park, and in close proximity to many of the city's important and historic landmarks and prominent neighborhoods, including TriBeCa and SoHo. Conrad New York offers a new standard of luxury, featuring spacious guestrooms that average over 430 square feet, each outfitted with integrated technology, flat-screen televisions and individual climate control, as well other unparalleled in-room amenities. Sixteen stories above street level, the hotel's seasonal "green roof" features a striking rooftop bar with endless views of the New York Harbor and Manhattan.  The hotel boasts over 30,000 square feet of adaptable meeting space, including the 6,200 square-foot Gallery Ballroom; Union Square Events (USE) is the exclusive caterer. Follow Conrad New York on social media pages: @ConradNewYork.

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts   

Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business, and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad offers its guests an innovative way to Stay Inspired through a curated collections of 1, 3, or 5 hour experiences, available through www.stayinspired.com or through the intuitive digital Conrad Concierge app. Consisting of 26 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com. Learn more about the brand by visiting http://news.conradhotels.com or following us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Contact 

CONTACTS: 
Vildana Kurtovic
Conrad New York
(646) 769-4208
Vildana.Kurtovic@ConradHotels.com

Mark Ricci

Hilton Worldwide

+1 212 261 5836

Mark.Ricci@hilton.com

Magrino
For Conrad New York

(212) 957-3005
ConradNY@smapr.com