ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As a leader in the global hospitality industry, Orlando World Center Marriott is proud to announce the appointment of Ron Kerere to its distinguished culinary team.
In his role as director of food and beverage at the hotel near Disney World®, Kerere will oversee all operations for the hotel's 2,009 guest rooms and suites, 10 seasonally inspired restaurants and lounges and multi-million dollar banquet operation for the 450,000 square feet of event space.
A native to Virginia and hailing from a small town near Washington, D.C., Kerere brings a wealth of culinary experience and a noteworthy education gained at Radford University. His resume touts quality industry experience as assistant director of food & beverage at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, CA; beverage manager at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA; and assistant beverage manager at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino in Henderson, NV. Most recently, Kerere was general manager of Gaylord Opryland attractions in Nashville, TN, leading his team to achieve remarkable results in the areas of guest service, STAR satisfaction and financial success. Over the course of his career, he was the recipient of the Gaylord Opryland's 2010 Excellence in Leadership Award and winner of the 2014 Hedgehog Award.
"Ron's extensive professional background and expertise within the food and beverage industry make him the ideal choice for this position," said Doug Ridge, general manager of one of the premier Orlando resort hotels. "We're thrilled to have him as the newest member of our team."
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 teppanyaki 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, the resort's newest restaurant, showcasing creative Italian cuisine with farm-to-fork flavors and an extensive wine list. Sports fans flock to High Velocity, a family-friendly sports bar with more than 28 flat-panel HDTVs and serving a wide selection of beers and bar fare in town.
Towering above more than 200 prime central Florida acres, the four-diamond Orlando World Center Marriott offers everything a guest could possibly want. Having recently undergone an extensive multi-million dollar transformation, the resort in Orlando now features everything from the Falls Pool Oasis to a championship golf course, Bill Madonna Golf Academy at Hawk's Landing Golf Club, full-service spa and fitness center. The resort recently launched an interactive virtual map enabling all guests to navigate the grounds easily and efficiently.
About Orlando World Center Marriott
Orlando World Center Marriott at 8701 World Center Drive in Orlando, FL is only 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World® and just minutes from SeaWorld® Orlando, Discovery Cove®, Aquatica™, LEGOLAND® and Universal Studios® Orlando. The resort features 28 floors with 1,883 rooms, 121 suites, 92 meetings rooms with 450,000 square feet of flexible total event space, multiple restaurants, Starbucks, a full-service spa, indoor and outdoor pools, waterslide, whirlpool and Hawk's Landing Golf Club. For information, visit www.WorldCenterMarriott.com or call 1-800-380-7931. To engage with the resort online, visit Facebook.com/worldcenter or Twitter.com/worldcenter.
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