Olympia Hotel Management Appoints Karl McElligott as Director of Food & Beverage

Karl McElligott Olympia Hotel Management

April 26, 2023. Portland, ME. Olympia Hotel Management has named Karl
McElligott the Director of Food & Beverage.

 McElligott was previously the Director of Food & Beverage at Fathom
Companies in Portland, overseeing all F&B operations at The Press Hotel
and Canopy Portland Waterfront. Before that, he was the Director of Food
& Beverage at Stowe Mountain Lodge and the Director of Restaurants at JW
Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.

“We are pleased to welcome Karl to Olympia’s executive team,” said
Sara Masterson, President of Olympia Hotel Management. “His
extraordinary talent, creativity, and passion for the F&B side of the
industry will be a tremendous asset to all of the hotels in our growing
portfolio.”

An Irish-born American national, McElligott’s education includes
degrees in Hotel Management and Business Studies from the Dublin
Institute of Technology and the Dublin College of Catering,
respectively. He is a certified member of the Court of Master
Sommeliers.

“Each property has its unique attributes, and we tailor our approach
specifically for each one,” said McElligott. “There is no
cookie-cutter approach. At each hotel, we do a lot of listening to what
the owners and the community want. Then we’re challenging each team to
get outside of their comfort zones. We’ve entered a new way of dining
and are back to the world of sharing and socializing.”

The restaurants McElligott oversees cover a wide range of dining styles,
from fine to casual, many with a strong regional focus.

“We pay attention to current trends, from the need for creative vegan
and vegetarian menus to the move towards non-alcoholic beverages,”
said McElligott. “The days of having one of two mocktails on a list
are gone. Guests want many more choices and want to drink flavorful,
delicious, vibrant cocktails without the buzz of alcohol. We’re very
sensitive to dietary trends and want to be cognizant of everyone’s
dining and drinking habits.”

Olympia Hotel Management has over 30 hotels and restaurants under
management, including award-winning properties like Inn by the Sea, The
Alfond Inn at Rollins, SOPHY Hyde Park, and The Glen House. The company
manages city hotels like The Revolution Hotel in Boston and the new
Benson Hotel & Faculty Club in Aurora, Colorado.

Olympia has a well-known reputation for managing town and gown dynamics
at campus hotels like The Inn at Swarthmore, Inn on Boltwood at Amherst
College, and the Historic Boone Tavern Restaurant, owned by Berea
College. They also operate a variety of select-service brands, including
properties by Wyndham, Hyatt, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hampton Inn.

 Olympia Hotel Management [2] [2]is celebrating over 50 years of
hospitality management in the U.S. For more information, visit
https://theolympiacompanies.com/services/hotel-management/ [2].

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