How passionate people make Accor bars and restaurants stand out

Every day, across our regions and our brands, diverse and talented teams work to make our bars and restaurants destinations in their own right. At Accor, we aim to go beyond satisfying diners’ hunger and thirst, to giving a taste of something unforgettable, available only at this hotel or brand. Because we know it’s how a person feels that makes a place unique.

Be My Chef: World-Class Chefs Give Restaurants Their Unique Flair

Around the world, Accor gives our restaurants a distinct identity by collaborating with big names in gastronomy to bring their personal passion to flagship restaurants and brands. To establish itself on the London gastronomic scene, the OWO, the emblem of Raffles in London which will open later this year, is partnering with Michelin Chef Mauro Colagreco, which has created two exclusive dining concepts, multi-sensory dining, and a Chef’s Table, only at the OWO. Raffles Doha, which will also open this fall, will unveil ALBA by Enrico Crippathe first restaurant outside Italy of the famous three-Michelin-starred chef.

With the creative vision that each chef brings, this strategy is repeated around the world, like fame Chief Maroun Chedidrenowned Top Chef, creates dining concepts – a touch of contemporary and Mediterranean cuisine – in our hotels in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey.

Michelin Chef Mauro Colagreco — Photo by Accor
Michelin Chef Mauro Colagreco — Photo by Accor
Chef Maroun Chedid — Photo by Accor
Jaan by Kirk Westaway — Photo by Accor

From Singapore to Quebec, Accor gives life to a diversity of creative approaches. At Jaan, Swissôtel the Stamford in Singapore, British Michelin-starred chef Kirk Westaway pulls out every detail to make diners feel special, while at the Champlain restaurant at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Chef Hugo Coudurier serves dishes with the know-how acquired during his time with Guy Savoy’s team.

By working with such great chefs, our group organizes unique experiences at our addresses. At the restaurant 16.9 of the Mercure in Boulogne, Paris, Chef Johan Thierry, serves meals prepared with food grown in hydroponics, soilless agriculture on the hotel’s rooftop. Chef Thierry was recently recognized as a “Maître-restaurateur”, a French quality certification guaranteeing exclusively homemade cuisine.A diversity of experiences offered to guests by a diversity of connoisseurs

Alongside renowned chefs, Accor fosters partnerships with passionate experts, from the tea sommelier to the chocolate maker, to draw on their skills to create a diversity of experiences. From the Sofitel Ambassador in Seoul offering the services of famous chocolatier Hye-yeon Kim at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Executive Pastry Chef Dominic Fortin drawing on its tasty know-how to concoct low-sugar desserts, we work with connoisseurs with the expertise to meet the varied needs that may arise with each new client.Create a signature hotel drink with the hottest mixologists

What could be more special than sipping a hotel’s own drink, concocted by talented mixologists? Making iconic drinks a hallmark, at the Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii, guests can sample the hotel’s green tea lemonade, brewed by Executive chef, David Viviano, who also happens to be a tea sommelier. Fairmont Banff Springs works with Canadian mixologist, Nils Schabertrecently awarded Top 30 under 30”, to create their Signature Bottled Cocktail Series, while at the Fairmont location in Singapore, Bannie Kang, the first woman to win Mancino Bartenders Bartender Award 2021, brings its innovative cocktail expertise to wow guests at the upscale Anti:dote bar. Other brands using well-known mixologists include Tribe Hotels and Novotel Paris Vaugirard, which have drawn mixologist alchemist Matthias Giroudwhich draws inspiration from other worlds such as gastronomy or perfumery to create the bar’s signature cocktail menus.

BANNIE KANG - HEAD BARTENDER ANTI: DOTE, FAIRMONT SINGAPORE — Photo by AccorBANNIE KANG - HEAD BARTENDER ANTI: DOTE, FAIRMONT SINGAPORE — Photo by Accor
BANNIE KANG – HEAD BARTENDER ANTI: DOTE, FAIRMONT SINGAPORE — Photo by Accor

Tailor-made menus and experiences anchor hotels in a unique heritage or culture, creating a meaningful connection beyond the drink itself. In the lyrics of Berkley Alvaradowhose role introduces guests to new varieties of Tequila tequila goddess at the La Hacienda bar at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Arizona: “Each guest has a special memory to take home.”

“Our main objective is to provide a great experience for our customers in our hotels. We can work on the front of the stage, be in contact with the public, we can work behind the scenes. Yet, we are working in this direction, that is, to provide this fantastic and happy experience.” – STEVEN DAINES, Director of Talents and Culture.

Celebrating the entire team behind the scenes From the big names in global cuisine to the less visible but equally important wait staff and kitchen staff, creating experiences like this takes a team. With 100,000 talents working in our bars and restaurants around the world, our culture of inclusion welcomes everyone. We are in the service industry, so at Accor we give our employees training to continuously improve their skills in order to be the best and advance their careers at Accor.

Forming teams of talent and passion, the people working in the dining room, at the counter and in the kitchen keep our restaurants and bars at the forefront of our hospitality and constantly innovate to create memorable places.

Learn about the roles of food and drink and more at careers.accor.com.

About Accor, world leader in the hotel industry

Accor is a world leading hotel group made up of 5,300 establishments and 10,000 restaurants in 110 countries. The group has one of the most diverse and integrated hotel ecosystems in the industry, comprising more than 40 brands of luxury, premium, midscale and budget hotels, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor’s unrivaled position in lifestyle hospitality – one of the industry’s fastest growing categories – is led by Ennismore, a joint venture, of which Accor holds a majority stake. Ennismore is a creative hospitality company with a global collective of entrepreneurial, founder-driven brands with purpose at their heart. Accor has an unrivaled portfolio of distinctive brands and more than 230,000 employees worldwide. Members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program – ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a daily life companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its global sustainability commitments (such as achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, global elimination of single-use plastics in its hotel guest experience, etc.), Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group focuses on driving positive action projects through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusiveness. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC market (Ticket: ACCYY) in the United States. For more information, visit group.accor.com or follow Accor on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedInand instagram.

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