US: Davidson Hospitality Group has named Paul Eckert as senior vice president of operations, and Todd Stein as corporate executive chef of Davidson Restaurant Group.
Eckert joins the team from Aimbridge Hospitality where he served as vice president of operations for three years. Prior to this he spent nearly three years with White Lodging.
Beginning his career with Omni Hotels & Resorts, Eckert worked up to vice president of special projects where he oversaw brand standards, provided spa operation leadership, and was involved in the development of several projects including The Omni Frisco Hotel, The Omni Louisville Hotel, and The Omni Atlanta Braves Hotel.
Stein recently served as corporate chef at Quartino Ristorante in Chicago. Here he led the development of a national rollout of the Italian restaurant which is part of Gibsons Restaurant Group.
Previously, Stein was executive chef and partner at B. Hospitality Co, helping to lead restaurants Formento’s, Nonna’s and The Bristol.
Davidson Hospitality Group is a full-service management company comprised of 61 hotels and resorts, over 150 restaurants, bars and lounges, and nearly 1.5 million square feet of meeting space across the United States.
The group is comprised of four operating verticals: Davidson Hotels, Pivot, Davidson Resorts and Davidson Restaurant Group.