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Art Ovation Hotel Appoints Dominic Vaccaro as Executive Chef

Executive Chef Vaccaro brings 28 years of F&B experience to brand new Autograph Collection Hotel slated to open winter 2018

SARASOTA, FL. OCTOBER 25, 2017 – Art Ovation Hotel, an Autograph Collection Hotel slated to debut in Sarasota, Florida this December, has announced Dominic Vaccaro as Executive Chef to oversee the hotel’s food & beverage operations.

Pending the property’s highly anticipated arrival, Vaccaro is taking the lead in launching the area’s newest restaurant, as well as designing the menus for the rooftop pool bar, banquets and catering, and room service dining.

Dominic Vaccaro holds an exceptional record of achievement as an accomplished leader and innovative chef in the culinary industry. Accumulating over 28 years of progressive experience in culinary management encompassing multiple operations in several locations, Vaccaro most recently held a role as the Owner and Executive Chef of EDGE Foods in Colorado. Prior to this, he climbed up the hospitality industry ladder with various roles, from Sous Chef up to Executive Chef at multiple Hyatt Regency properties in Colorado, Texas, Florida, and Missouri.

“I’m thrilled to join the incredible team that’s coming together at Art Ovation Hotel and help create the narrative for the culinary offerings of this property,” said Vaccaro. “I’m most excited to create menus and gastronomic experiences that will correlate perfectly with the hotel’s artistic objective.”

Art Ovation Hotel will be the newest addition to downtown Sarasota when it debuts January 2018. The 162-room boutique hotel will be an Autograph Collection Hotel, and plans to make its mark as Sarasota’s signature hotel of the arts – embracing and celebrating the city’s diverse range of visual and performing arts.

ABOUT ART OVATION HOTEL

Inspired by Sarasota’s vibrant culture and arts scene, Art Ovation Hotel is a new build on Florida’s Gulf Coast debuting in January 2018. The Autograph Collection Hotel is a 162-room boutique property located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, surrounded by an enviable number of art galleries, theaters, and restaurants. Designed to fully immerse guests in the creative and artistic experience, Art Ovation will offer a robust Artists in Residence program, exclusive access for guests to enjoy area events and experiences, in-house art curators, in-room art amenities, and more. Ideal for art aficionados, leisure and business travelers alike, the property will also feature approximately 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a full-service restaurant, lobby bar, fitness center, and rooftop pool and bar. For more information, please visit www.artovationhotel.com.

ABOUT AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION HOTELS

The Autograph Collection® is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near too far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information, please visit http://autographhotels.com.

Media Contact:
Diamond Public Relations
Veronica Pena
artovation@diamondpr.com
305.854.3544

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