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Orlando World Center Marriott Announces Joshua Cain as Executive Pastry Chef

ORLANDO, FL. May 9, 2017 – Orlando World Center Marriott proudly announces the appointment of Joshua Cain as Executive Pastry Chef to its distinguished culinary team. In this role, Cain oversees all pastry operations for the world’s largest Marriott including a team of 22 baking and pastry professionals for banquets and catering, in-room dining and the hotel’s 10 diverse and seasonally-inspired restaurants and lounges.

With more than 20 years of combined pastry and culinary experience in four and five diamond hotels and restaurants, Chef Cain is an effective mentor and leader with a proven track record of success. Originally from North Carolina and a graduate of Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, believes that one must think outside the box and test the palette like never before. Chef Cain began his career with Marriott in 2006 at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island in Fernandina Beach, Fla. before becoming the pastry chef de partie at The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte in N.C. However, he joins Orlando World Center Marriott most recently from The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando where he held the complex pastry chef position since 2014. Throughout his established career, Cain has ensured consistent top quality pastry showpieces and specialty VIP desserts.

“We are thrilled to have Cain’s ingenuity and creativity at Orlando World Center Marriott,” said General Manager, Ralph Scatena. “Executive Chef Eric Martinez continues to build a team of culinary excellence and we have no doubt the addition of Chef Cain will sweeten our epicurean offerings.”

Guests dine around the world and experience culinary gems tucked away inside the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort. Home to 10 diverse restaurants and lounges including Mikado’s Japanese Steakhouse, serving exemplary sushi combinations and specialty drinks along with fun entertainment by skilled teppan-yaki chefs; Hawk’s Landing Steakhouse and Grill, providing America’s finest cuts of USDA prime aged beef and fresh seafood and Siro: Urban Italian Kitchen, showcasing creative Italian cuisine with farm-to-fork flavors and an extensive wine list. Sports fans flock to High Velocity as this family-friendly sports bar sets the standard, serving up the best selection of beers and bar fare in town with more than 28 flat-panel HDTVs, while the all new Central Pantry, a grab-and-go marketplace offering chef crafted cuisine, is perfect for locals and travelers alike.

Towering above more than 200 prime central Florida acres, the Four-Diamond Orlando World Center Marriott offers everything a guest could possibly want. Featuring everything on-premise from the Falls Pool Oasis to a championship golf course, Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club, a full service spa and fitness center, more than 450,000 sq. ft. of event space, as well as 10 taste-tempting restaurants and lounges. In this magnificent locale, with year’ round average temperatures sitting at 78°, the 2,009-room resort is located only 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World® and just minutes from SeaWorld® Orlando, Discovery Cove®, Aquatica™, LEGOLAND® and Universal Studios® Orlando.

For additional information on Orlando World Center Marriott or to book a reservation, call 1-800-380-7931 or visit www.worldcentermarriott.com. To engage with the resort online, visit Facebook.com/worldcenter or Twitter.com/worldcenter.

Contact:
lindsay wurm
the / zimmerman / agency
lwurm@zimmerman.com
850.668.2222

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There is not a single area of a hotel’s operation that isn’t touched by some aspect of the law. Hotels and management companies employ an army of lawyers to advise and, if necessary, litigate issues which arise in the course of conducting their business. These lawyers typically specialize in specific areas of the law – real estate, construction, development, leasing, liability, franchising, food & beverage, human resources, environmental, insurance, taxes and more. In addition, issues and events can occur within the industry that have a major impact on the whole, and can spur further legal activity. One event which is certain to cause repercussions is Marriott International’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. This newly combined company is now the largest hotel company in the world, encompassing 30 hotel brands, 5,500 hotels under management, and 1.1 million hotel rooms worldwide. In the hospitality industry, scale is particularly important – the most profitable companies are those with the most rooms in the most locations. As a result, this mega- transaction is likely to provoke an increase in Mergers & Acquisitions industry-wide. Many experts believe other larger hotel companies will now join forces with smaller operators to avoid being outpaced in the market. Companies that had not previously considered consolidation are now more likely to do so. Another legal issue facing the industry is the regulation of alternative lodging companies such as Airbnb and other firms that offer private, short-term rentals. Cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Monica are at the forefront of efforts to legalize and control short-term rentals. However, those cities are finding it’s much easier to adopt regulations on short-term rentals than it is to actually enforce them. The December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine these and other critical issues pertaining to hotel law and how some companies are adapting to them.