Appointed Director of Food and Beverage
At Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles - CA, USA
Acclaimed restaurant leader and wine director Stephane Lacroix has been named Director of Food and Beverage for Dorchester Collection’s newly-transformed Hotel Bel-Air. Lacroix now oversees food and beverage operations at the re-opened property, encompassing its highly-rated Wolfgang Puck restaurant, the beautiful Terrace, The Bar, In-Room Dining and Banquets/Social Celebrations in The Garden Ballroom, Palm Room and Swan Lake-adjacent Lawn.
Stephane Lacroix joins Hotel Bel-Air from the two Michelin star-rated GILT Restaurant at The New York Palace Hotel, where he served as restaurant general manager. Under his leadership, GILT was named "Best Business Bar in New York City" by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the "Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in the U.S." by Gayot.com. GILT also achieved the Wine Spectator Grand Award in 2011, thanks to the restaurant’s acclaimed 3,200-selection wine program.