Press Release Writing Sample 4
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press Release Writing Sample 4
ALSOL HOTELS & RESORTS WELCOMES GERALD BLAY AS
FOOD AND BEVERAGE CORPORATE MANAGER
NEW YORK – (January 6, 2015) – AlSol Hotels & Resorts announces Gerald Blay as food and beverage corporate
In his new role, Blay will oversee the collection’s 15 restaurants and nine bars at AlSol Luxury Village, AlSol del
Mar, Sanctuary Cap Cana by AlSol and soon, the brand’s new AlSol Tiara Cap Cana. As corporate manager of
food and beverage, Blay will be responsible for diverse and innovative gastronomic experiences.
“We tapped Gerald for his extensive knowledge and experience,” said Managing Director Carlos del Pino.
“While our hotels are already known for their exceptional culinary offerings, we’re excitedto watch Gerald
evolve and elevate the gastronomic endeavors at AlSol.”
Blay has more than 20 years of experience with luxury resorts, both as a chef and restaurant owner, most
notably in Mexico and the Caribbean. He began his career as executive sous chef at the Acapulco Princess, later
becoming executive chef at various top tier hotels such as the 5 Diamond rated Hilton Los Cabos Golf and
Beach Resort. Most recently, he served as hotel director at the Westin Playa Bonita, where he oversaw all
areas of the hotel’s operations and its more than 500 staff members.
He has received recognition and several accolades for his culinary achievements, including a letter of merit for
his contributions to the Mexican branch of the international gastronomic society La Confrérie de la Chaîne des
Rôtisseurs, for which he held the position of Vice Concilier Culinaire for four years. In this position, he was
responsible for maintaining the high standards of culinary and wine pairings at the society’s events.
Blay has been a lecturer and guest chef at various high-end hotels, from the Rainbow Room and the Waldorf
Astoria and the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria in New York to the legendary Drake Hotel in Chicago, and has
owned his own restaurant in Los Cabos, Mexico.
About AlSol Hotels & Resorts:
AlSol Hotels & Resorts is a rapidly expanding hotel and resort operator based in Cancún, México, with three
properties in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic: AlSol Luxury Village (awarded the AAA Four Diamond designation
for 2014), AlSol del Mar and Sanctuary Cap Cana by AlSol. AlSol Hotels & Resorts is dedicated to providing the
warmest hospitality in a cosmopolitan ambiance and guarantees outstanding service and prime installations.