Virgin Appoints Leslie As VP, Food & Beverage
Tuesday April 30th, 2013 - 10:14AM YK
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NEW YORK—Virgin Hotels has appointed Marlene Leslie as VP, food & beverage.
Prior to Virgin Hotels, Leslie held an executive position at Hotels AB and ran the food & beverage program at The Standard High Line in New York City, where she drove the creative, financial, strategic and operational direction of its food & beverage outlets.
"Virgin Hotels has an incredible opportunity to thrill guests, and Marlene's passion for culinary excellence and commitment to excellence will help us do that in our many dining, drinking and lounging outlets," said Virgin Hotels CEO Raul Leal in a statement.
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