Davidson Hospitality Group has announced the appointments of Paul Eckert as senior vice president, operations, and Todd Stein as corporate executive chef, Davidson Restaurant Group.
Eckert (shown above) 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. Eckert’s hospitality career was forged during a 15-year career at Omni Hotels & Resorts.
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. Previously, he was executive chef and partner at B. Hospitality Co., taking the reins at Formento’s, Nonna’s and The Bristol, where he launched new menus filled with creative dishes, many inspired by his travels around the world. During his career, Stein contributed to a number of restaurants in the Midwest and Chicago, building both unique cuisines and driving operations success at establishments, including Cibo Matto, and ROOF at the Wit Hotel, The Florentine at the JW Marriott, and the restaurants of 4 Star Restaurant Group.
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