WASHINGTON, D.C., 2014-9-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hay-Adams, one of the world’s leading luxury hotels, is pleased to announce that Ahmet Hacikara has joined the team as Director of Restaurants. In this role, the international hospitality professional will be in charge of the hotel’s Lafayette Restaurant, Off The Record Lounge, and in-room dining.
Hacikara, who holds a BA in American Studies from University of Dokuz Eylul in Izmir, Turkey and a BS in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Virginia Tech, comes to The Hay-Adams from the Onyria Claros Spa & Beach Resort in Izmir, Turkey where he was Food & Beverage Manager, overseeing the openings and operations of a total of 21 restaurants, bars, snack shops and nightclub in the 504-room resort. He was also Food & Beverage Service Manager at Kempinski Bodrum in Mugla, Turkey where he not only managed 5 restaurants and other outlets, but also supervised a staff of more than 80 while in charge of scheduling, budgeting, cost controlling and training.
Previously, Hacikara held hospitality positions in the Washington, DC area including Director of Outlets at Omni Shoreham as well as Banquet Manager, among other positions, at the Willard Intercontinental.
“I’m looking forward to continuing the tradition of the highest quality service at the Lafayette Restaurant and Off The Record Lounge,” Hacikara says. “I want to make each guest’s experience one to remember.”
“With a diverse background in the food and beverage industry at various Washington, DC and international hotels, Ahmet brings a wealth of knowledge to the team,” says Hans Bruland, Vice President and General Manager of The Hay-Adams.
In his new role, Hacikara will also develop and implement new marketing initiatives, assist with the development of new menus with the culinary department as well as scheduling of special events, and manage budgets and staffing, among additional operational duties.
About The Hay-Adams
Located at Sixteenth and H Streets at Lafayette Park across from the White House, The Hay-Adams is Washington’s finest luxury hotel and one of the most historic and celebrated properties in the world. The Hotel offers 145 rooms and suites, many with White House views. It has won numerous awards for its impeccable service and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, an exclusive group of discriminating luxury hotels worldwide. For more information, visit www.hayadams.com and follow The Hay-Adams on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheHayAdams and Twitter @HayAdamsHotel.
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