Davidson Hospitality Group today announced the appointments of Paul Eckert as Senior Vice President, Operations, and Todd Stein as Corporate Executive Chef, Davidson Restaurant Group.
“It’s a pivotal time for our company and we are thrilled to welcome these important new additions to the team,” said Davidson Hospitality Group Chief Operating Officer Pete Sams. “Paul’s experience, leadership, and proven excellence in driving value in each of our operating verticals make him an exceptional choice and fit. Furthermore, Todd’s diverse and expansive global culinary background will undoubtedly elevate and enhance our food and beverage programs, menu guidance and concept development within Davidson Restaurant Group.”
Eckert joins the team from Aimbridge Hospitality where he served as vice president of operations for three years, most recently focused on Evolution Hospitality, where he carried a portfolio of assets leveraging his expertise in supporting development efforts and operational excellence in resorts, lifestyle, and independent hotels.
Previously, Eckert spent nearly three years with White Lodging. Amongst his assignments, he was the opening dual general manager for Le Meridien Denver Downtown and AC Hotel Denver.
Stein recently served as corporate chef at Quartino Ristorante in Chicago, where he led the development of a national rollout of the iconic Italian restaurant, which is part of Gibsons Restaurant Group.
Davidson Hospitality Group is afull-service hospita lity management company comprised of 61 existing hotels and resorts; more than 150 restaurants, bars and lounges; and nearly 1.5 million square feet of meeting space across the United States. Its partners include Hilton, Hyatt, Kimpton, Marriott, and Margaritaville.