David McIntyre and Loyd Loudy have been appointed as Executive Chef and Restaurant Director respectively of CUT at 45 Park Lane, opening in September 2011 at Dorchester Collection’s new London hotel. Both joined in January 2011.
With the opening of its ninth hotel, luxury hotel brand Dorchester Collection will open the first Wolfgang Puck restaurant in Europe, ‘CUT at 45 Park Lane’, a modern American steak restaurant featuring innovative cuisine in a contemporary and dynamic environment. From prime dry and wet aged beef to succulent pan-roasted lobster and sautéed and roasted whole fresh fish, the menu will provide wide appeal. A carefully crafted wine list will complement the menu with distinct international selections.
California born David McIntyre has been part of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group for more than 13 years and was closely involved with the creation and development of three of Puck’s most high-profile restaurant concepts; Spago, CUT and WP24. McIntyre joins directly from WP24 by Wolfgang Puck in Los Angeles where he was Executive Chef and oversaw the opening of the fine dining restaurant located in The Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles from January 2010.
French born Loyd Loudy joins from SupperClub restaurant limited in Notting Hill, where he was responsible for establishing the popular Dutch concept in London. Loudy’s previous restaurant successes include the launch of China Tang at The Dorchester, the OXO Tower Restaurant, Shoreditch House, Soho House’s reopening and other previous roles saw him heading up the team at D&D Sartoria and Hakkasan.
Commenting on the appointments, Hotel Manager of 45 Park Lane, Marie-Laure Akdag, said; “We are delighted to welcome on board two incredibly talented players within the restaurant industry. David is one of America’s most respected up and coming chefs, and Loyd has a proven track record with popular restaurant launches on the London scene. With 11 previous restaurant openings between them, both have extensive experience in making new concepts a success and I have no doubt they will attract an exceptional food and beverage team for the launch of CUT at 45 Park Lane”.
Wolfgang Puck commented, “CUT at 45 Park Lane will be somewhere Londoners head for a great night out. Getting the right people is crucial. David and Loyd are the perfect team to bring the restaurant a fun, relaxed atmosphere with incredible food and great service in a beautiful environment. It’ is a true pleasure to work with two people who are so admired in their field.”
45 Park Lane will be Dorchester Collection’s ninth opening following the September 2010 launch of Coworth Park country house hotel and spa in Ascot, Berkshire. By the second half of 2011, Dorchester Collection will own and manage three luxury hotels in the United Kingdom; The Dorchester, Coworth Park and 45 Park Lane.
45 Park Lane
Dorchester Collection’s ninth hotel 45 Park Lane opened on 1st September 2011 with Wolfgang Puck’s first venture in Europe, CUT at 45 Park Lane. Throughout the intimate-sized hotel, luxurious and contemporary interiors by New York based designer, Thierry Despont, provide a club-like feel offering international guests a smart, central environment from which to enjoy London. Each of the spacious 45 rooms and suites offer views of Hyde Park, as will a spectacular Penthouse Suite with wrap around terrace offering panoramic views across London. A striking central staircase leads to a mezzanine featuring Bar 45, a library and a private Media Room.
Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group
The Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group specialises in operating high-end, innovative restaurant concepts known for its proven formula of exceptional and consistent cuisine, service, management and design. The award-winning restaurants of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group include Spago (Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Maui and Beaver Creek); the critically acclaimed CUT (Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Singapore and now London); Chinois (Santa Monica); Postrio Bar & Grill (Las Vegas); Trattoria del Lupo (Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill (Las Vegas and Los Angeles); Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina (Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck American Grille (Atlantic City); Wolfgang Puck Grille (Detroit); The Source by Wolfgang Puck (Washington, DC); Five Sixty (Dallas, TX) and WP24 by Wolfgang Puck (Los Angeles). Wolfgang Puck will continue his ties with Dorchester collection with the new restaurant, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, when the iconic property opens its doors after a two-year refurbishment in October 2011. Wolfgang and the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group will oversee all of the property’s food and beverage operations, and the culinary concept will focus on modern California cuisine with European and Mediterranean influences. www.wolfgangpuck.com
Dorchester Collection is a portfolio of the world’s foremost luxury hotels in Europe and the USA, each of which reflects the distinctive culture of its destination. By applying its unrivalled experience and capability in owning and operating some of the greatest individual hotels, the company’s mission is to develop an impeccable group of the finest landmark hotels through acquisition as well as management of wholly-owned and part-owned hotels, and to enter into management agreements.
The current portfolio includes the following hotels (in order of them joining the group):
The Dorchester, London
The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills
Le Meurice, Paris
Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris
Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan
Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles (re-opening in October 2011)
Coworth Park, Ascot, UK
45 Park Lane, London (opening in September 2011)
Le Richemond, Geneva
The Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group specialises in operating high-end, innovative restaurant concepts known for its proven formula of exceptional and consistent cuisine, service, management and design. The award-winning restaurants of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group include Spago (Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Maui and Beaver Creek); the critically acclaimed CUT (Beverly Hills, Las Vegas and Singapore); Chinois (Santa Monica); Postrio Bar & Grill (Las Vegas); Trattoria del Lupo (Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill (Las Vegas and Los Angeles); Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina (Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck American Grille (Atlantic City); Wolfgang Puck Grille (Detroit); The Source by Wolfgang Puck (Washington, DC); Five Sixty (Dallas, TX) and WP24 by Wolfgang Puck (Los Angeles).
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