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26/02/2014

News Release – Issued by The Park Inn by Radisson

Doug Webb is the new Head Chef at the Park Inn by Radisson York

Experienced chef to enhance food offering in city centre hotel

The Park Inn by Radisson York City Centre hotel announces the appointment of Doug Webb as its new Head Chef.

Yorkshire born Doug, brings over 10 years’ experience with him, developed in a mix of leading hotels and restaurants throughout the region, including time spent at Malmaison in Leeds, where he was honoured as “Employee of the Year”.

In his new role, Doug will be responsible for all food & drink elements within the hotel. From the hotel’s RBG Bar & Grill restaurant to the stunning RBG bar and the all-important catering for Meetings and Events within the hotel.

“We’re delighted to welcome Doug to the team. His knowledge and expertise in the kitchen will help enhance our current offering, delighting guests at every opportunity” says Sally Hughes, General Manager, Park Inn by Radisson York City Centre.

One of Doug’s first tasks in his new role is to oversee the launch of an exciting new Meetings and Events concept for the hotel: Smart Meetings. Smart Meeting & Events offers consistent Connection, Choice and Community to modern business get togethers and are designed to deliver the right type of smart food, drinks, event spaces and technology to support varying guests’ life and work styles.

The Smart Meetings & Events concept focuses on core elements including Connectivity; providing guests with Surf4Free Internet access throughout all hotels, on smartphone, PC or tablet. Anytime. Anywhere. Fresh, colorful and engaging, Park Inn by Radisson is passionate about Choice, offering a great selection of global destinations, flexible spaces, a valuable selection of packages, plus, a uniquely delicious and nutritious Smart Food menu.

Smart Food is created with love for delegates who are used to great tastes. The self-service features a selection of modern dishes reflecting locality, seasonality and healthy options that guests want. The lean cuisine is light but truly satisfying, with a low fat, high protein content, featuring Omega 3 rich fish and healthy fruit & vegetables, all smartly designed to ensure optimum, ideas, energy and creativity.

“This is an exciting time for me, the team here have really welcomed me with open arms and I can’t wait to get my teeth into some of the exciting stuff we’ve got coming up, particularly with Smart Meetings” says Doug Webb, Head Chef at the Park Inn by Radisson York City Centre.

As well as boasting a new Head Chef, the centrally located hotel is also sporting a stylish new look following a recent transformation. In 2013, over £600,000 was invested to transform the hotel’s lobby, bar and meeting space. With floor to ceiling windows and stunning river views, the bar is the ideal place to relax and unwind, have a coffee and catch-up, or after work cocktail.

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For further information please contact:

Sally Hughes, General Manager
Tel: +44 1904 459988, Email: sally.hughes@rezidorparkinn.com

Julie Deighton, The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Tel: +44 207 2086149, Email: Julie.deighton@carlsonrezidor.com

Notes to Editors:

The Park Inn by Radisson York City Centre is a vibrant hotel and conference centre located in the centre of York. The 200 stylish and comfortable guest rooms, including Standard, Riverview and Business Friendly rooms, feature 24-hour room service, air conditioning, complimentary use of PACE Health Club, and flat-screen 26'' digital TVs.

With 13 flexible meeting rooms, this is the largest hotel in York. Just a five-minute walk from York Train Station and near shopping districts, major tourist attractions and several corporate headquarters, it is an ideal hotel for business and leisure guests. World famous attractions nearby include the Jorvik Viking Centre, York Minster and the unique National Railway Museum.

About Park Inn by Radisson

Park Inn by Radisson is the young and dynamic mid-market brand of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest hotel groups. The portfolio of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels in operation and under development, a global footprint spanning 100 countries and territories and a powerful set of global brands (Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Hotel Missoni). The group plans to grow the portfolio to nearly 1,500 hotels in operation and under development by 2015. In most of the group’s hotels, guests can benefit from the loyalty program Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ more than 85,000 people.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, USA; and Brussels, Belgium.
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