Oklahoma City Luxury Hotel Appoints New Food & Beverage Director

SOURCE: Marriott

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–(Marketwire – October 8, 2010) –  The Oklahoma City Marriott on Northwest Expressway announces a new Food & Beverage Director, Mr. Kenny Payne. An 18-year hospitality industry veteran, Kenny comes to the Oklahoma City, Ok hotel business with extensive food, beverage, and operations service experience. Prior to joining the hotel, he served as General Manager of Café Do Brasil, Oklahoma City. Previous to this experience, Kenny owned various restaurants such as Quiznos and Leoncias in Fort Smith Arkansas. “We’re very pleased to have such an outstanding food & beverage and hospitality industry veteran as Kenny joins us here at our Oklahoma City luxury hotel,” said Mr. Tom Russell, General Manager of the 354-room hotel. “His extensive experience enables him to work closely with our very talented Executive Chef Nacomah Hunt to bring our food offerings to an even higher level.” 

Kenny has served as Chairman of the Fort Smith Restaurant Association and Chaired the Downtown Historical Association of Fort Smith, Arkansas. “I am truly honored to be appointed to this position. Working at Columbia Sussex’s Oklahoma City Marriott Hotel and maintaining its 25 year legacy of excellence promises to be a rewarding experience,” said Mr. Payne.

About the Oklahoma City Marriott:
Overlooking beautiful Lake Hefner, the Oklahoma City Marriott offers guests a convenient location (just minutes from both the Airport and Oklahoma City’s Bricktown Entertainment District.) Moments away, you will find unique shopping, the Oklahoma City Zoo and various museums honoring the spirit of the frontier. The Oklahoma City Marriott offers the on-site restaurant, Bistro 44, one of the top Oklahoma City restaurants. The 354 guestrooms feature Marriott’s signature Revive Bedding for your comfort, high speed wireless internet access, cable TV service, in-room movies, dual phone lines and voicemail. Business travelers will enjoy a separate work area and spacious, mobile, work desk. We can accommodate large and small conferences with our 12,181 square feet of flexible Oklahoma City meeting room space. Unparalleled Marriott service and amenities make our hotel a great choice for both the business and leisure traveler.