Embassy Suites Pittsburgh International Airport Welcomes New Executive Chef

PITTSBURGH, April 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Embassy Suites Pittsburgh International Airport Hotel is pleased to announce that Thomas Raymond has been named Executive Chef of the hotel, whose responsibility includes Bridges 446, the hotel's Contemporary American on-site restaurant. Chef Raymond is an experienced Food and Beverage professional with experience in both gaming and luxury hotels.

Boasting spacious accommodations and an impressive list of services, the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh International Airport is one of the top-rated hotels in Pittsburgh, PA for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is confident that Chef Raymond will only enhance the dining experience for guests and locals alike.

Chef Raymond's remarkable resume includes most recently Executive Chef and General Manager of Williams Country Club in Weirton, WV where he introduced scratch cooking, standardized recipes, and quality controls to culinary staff. In addition, Chef Raymond created a new restaurant and bar concept for a remodel and implemented a new wine program and menu.

Previously, Chef Raymond worked for Seminole Gaming Inc. in Coconut Creek, Florida as the Director of Food and Beverage. It was here that Chef Raymond impressively handled operations with revenue of $21 million per year. He also created new restaurant and bar concepts for four outlets and was successful in reducing overall costs and overhead within the first quarter.

Additionally, Chef Raymond has worked as a consultant, Executive Chef, and more. His resume boasts numerous experiences that make him a more than qualified fit for the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh International Airport Hotel. Both the hotel and its management company, ESPA Associates, LLC, an operating affiliate GF Management, are excited to welcome Chef Raymond to the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh International Airport hotel team.

Bridges 446 is open seven days a week and serves lunch and dinner with everything from burgers and sandwiches to unique pasta dishes and fresh pizzas. The bar is also open seven days a week, from 11 a.m.—1 a.m. Registered hotel guests can enjoy a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast in the morning and a complimentary Evening Reception is offered every weeknight at 5:30 PM, where hotel guests can choose from a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages while enjoying light appetizers and great conversation.

To learn more about Chef Thomas Raymond and Bridges 446, visit http://bit.ly/NK0AQ3. To make your reservations for the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh International Airport hotel's Easter Brunch on April 20th, or Mother's Day Brunch on May 11th, call (412) 269-9070.

About the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh International Airport

Conveniently located only minutes 15 miles from downtown Pittsburgh and accessible from PIT via a complimentary shuttle, the Embassy Suites hotel at Pittsburgh Airport is the perfect choice for a quick stopover or as a home base while exploring the area or staying on business. With a two-room suite, guests have the freedom to get some work done or relax with the family. This is an all-suite Pittsburgh Airport hotel with complimentary airport shuttle and parking. Guests rave about the property's fitness center, heated indoor pool, and outdoor whirlpool. This Grand Ballroom Pittsburgh wedding reception venue has a capacity for 700 guests as well as 9 meeting rooms.

About GF Management

GF Management is an award-winning, full-service hospitality ownership, management and advisory company founded in 1988 and based in Center City Philadelphia. With more than 120 hospitality assets under management, including hotels, resorts, conference centers, catering facilities, waterparks, casinos and golf courses in 32 states, GF Management specializes in third-party management, asset management and advisory services for a variety of individual, private, institutional and financial clients. Many of GF's core hospitality assets within the portfolio are owned by its principals and therein provide the strength and balance of ownership and management. The Company is currently seeking to expand its portfolio of full-service ownership and management assignments through long-term contracts and joint-venture investment opportunities. For more information about GF Management call 215-972-2222 or visit www.GFHotels.com.

CONTACT: Carol Darabant Tel: 412-269-9070 Email: DarabantC@gfhotels.comSource:Embassy Suites Pittsburgh International Airport