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Corporate Director Food & Drink Innovation Group, PM Hotel Group
Katherine Kies is the Corporate Directorof PM Hotel Group's Food + Drink Innovation Group, In this role, Ms. Kies overseesthe strategy, ideation and execution of all food and drink performance for thegrowing portfolio. A true foodie who lives to explore the world via its variedcultures and cuisines, Ms. Kies has led the group since its inception in 2017.Her responsibilities range from design and development consultation to marketresearch, menu concepting and ultimately to managing key performance areas forour existing properties, all while inspiring a passion for innovation andcreativity across the group.
A graduate of Cornell University'sSchool of Hotel administration with a concentration in hospitality design, Ms.Kies began her career as a pastry chef at a Relais & Chateau in Nantucket,MA. She went on to join Avero, a restaurant analytics and consulting company.There, she partnered with global hospitality teams on optimizing their F&Bperformance. Her client roster included Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts,Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the Daniel Boulud Group and Think Food Group.While at Avero her special projects included developing and launching boththeir e-learning platform and their customer onboarding experience.
Today PM Hotel Group's growing portfolio and robust pipeline include luxury, lifestyle, full and select service hotelsacross 15 states. The Food + Drink team are challenged to re-think and re-imaginehow we deliver all of our food programming-- restaurant, catering and banquetprograms. Focused on disrupting the traditional hotel experience whiledelivering strong financial performance, the team is an integral part of themanagement company and its commitment to innovation.
Ms. Kies is currently pursuing an MBAfrom Columbia University. She serves on the Marriott Food & BeverageAdvisory Board, the Hotel F&B Advisory Board, the Junior Council ofChildren's National Medical Center and the Alumni Council for the MadeiraSchool.
Please visit http://www.pmhotelgroup.com for more information.
Ms. Kies can be contacted at 202-787-3335 or firstname.lastname@example.org