Todd Kelly Named Director Of Food & Beverage At Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

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June 28, 2010

CINCINNATI -  Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is pleased to announce that Todd Kelly has been promoted to Director of Food and Beverage in addition to Executive Chef.

In his expanded role, Todd will have overall responsibility for the operation of the Food and Beverage Department including budgeting, forecasting, purchasing and all operational development for the department. Todd will be a member of the Executive Operating Committee (EOC) of the hotel and will represent the needs of the food and beverage team accordingly.

Todd and his staff have been honored numerous times recently. In May 2010, Hilton Hotels Corporation named the Netherland Plaza its number one hotel for "Food & Beverage - Award of Excellence" in the Americas. This annual award is given to one 500+ guestroom property and the hotel faced competition from The Drake and Palmer House in Chicago, Hilton Anatole in Texas, Hilton Hawaiian Village, and many more.

In June 2010, Todd was also been named one of Hilton Hotel's U.S. Hilton Signature Chefs, one of only six in the country. This distinguished honor is given to Hilton's own top chefs who exemplify Hilton's culinary heritage and relevance today. Todd will be featured in sponsored promotions on BRAVO TV's "Top Chef".

In addition, the hotel and its fine-dining establishment, Orchids at Palm Court, have been honored with the American Automobile Association's (AAA) coveted four-diamond award for excellence for the sixth consecutive year and Cincinnati Magazine's rating as the #1 Restaurant in Cincinnati (2010 & 2009). Zagat Survey named Orchids one of Cincinnati's Top Restaurants (2010) and Polly Campbell, The Cincinnati Enquirer's restaurant critic, gave Orchids a "Five Stars-Extraordinary" rating in November 2009.

About Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza opened in 1931 and is considered to be one of the world's finest examples of French art deco architecture. The hotel offers 561 renovated guestrooms and over 40,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including the famous Hall of Mirrors, Pavillion Caprice and Continental Ballrooms. The hotel's restaurant, Orchids at Palm Court, features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling has large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large seahorses. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Contact:
Bob Louis,  Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
+1 513 352 1372
bob.louis@hilton.com

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