DALLAS—Remington Hotels announced today the appointment of Don Falgoust as Vice President of Food & Beverage Strategy Execution, who will lead all F&B initiatives for Remington Hotels’ 87 properties.
Bringing close to 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry to the role, Falgoust will be responsible for providing strategic leadership, guidance and direction for all new and existing concepts and initiatives, collaborating with the Remington Hotels development team and hotel owners on F&B ideation and operations for new build and conversion hotels and working alongside operations and sales leaders to ensure the highest standards and efficiency for all F&B outlets, catering and banquets.
“We are thrilled to have Don join Remington Hotels as Vice President of Food and Beverage Strategy Execution. Don brings extensive experience assisting owners and developers in the creation of unique F&B concepts to Remington, while also providing a balance between creating an optimal guest experience and ensuring maximum revenue and profit,” said Stan Kennedy, COO of Remington Hotels. “We look forward to Don being a strong team player and assisting in the growth and success for both Remington Hotels and our owners.”
For the last 12 years Falgoust served first as Vice President of Food & Beverage at FelCor and then at RLJ Lodging Trust after the company acquired FelCor two years ago. RLJ is a publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on owning premium-branded, focused-service and compact full-service hotels. In his role, he oversaw all aspects of food and beverage operations for up to 158 hotels, focusing on revenue generation, profitability, training and service delivery. During his tenure he also developed over 15 unique restaurant and bar concepts, including Oak Long Bar & Kitchen at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston and St. Cloud Rooftop bar at The Knickerbocker Hotel in New York City.
Falgoust began his hospitality career serving in a variety of roles, including Corporate Director of Food & Beverage and Area Director of Food & Beverage for companies including Hyatt Hotels, Wyndham Hotels and Westin Hotels, as well as a number of leading independent restaurants.