Eduardo Frausto Appointed Exec Chef at the Westin Resort & Spa in Los Cabos

. August 17, 2011

Los Cabos, Mexico - August 16, 2011 - The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos is pleased to welcome Eduardo Frausto as its executive chef. Frausto will direct the resort's AAA Four Diamond fine dining restaurant, Arrecifes, as well as event dining and room service. He will also manage all food and beverage operations, including food production, menu planning, new recipe development and overseeing a staff of 70 professionals.

“Chef Eduardo has shown culinary vision with his ability to reinvent classic dishes and his history of opening successful resort restaurants across the globe,” said Pablo Flores, general manager of the Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos. “We can't wait to see what he will create for diners at our resort.”

During his 14-year career, Frausto has brought his talents to top restaurants and hotels around the world, but returns to his homeland with this position at The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos. He most recently served as the executive chef of the 544-room Renaissance Yangtze Shanghai Hotel in China, where he oversaw food and pastry production, set the standard for kitchen operation, revamped the menus for all nine hotel restaurants and managed the opening of a new restaurant, BLD. Frausto has also worked as the executive sous chef for the Doha Marriott Hotel in Qatar, sous chef in charge of Mexican cuisine for the Intercontinental Jordan in Amman, Jordan, and chef at the Michelin-rated Restaurant Gilles Eteocle at the Hostellerie La Poulard in Montrond-Les-Baines, France.

Frausto holds a master's degree in food and beverage management and a bachelor's degree in culinary arts from the Instituto Culinario de Mexico in Puebla.

About Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos
In a magical setting overlooking the Sea of Cortez, The Westin Resort and Spa Los Cabos is an empowering escape from the ordinary. Its iconic architecture and inspiring ambiance beckons guests into an oasis that nourishes the soul and expands the mind. Seemingly intuitive service indulges the senses, while an abundance of amenities and activities energize and refresh. The resort empowers its guests to immerse themselves in endless possibilities with 243 well-appointed guest rooms offering a distinct alternative to Mexican luxury and style, three unique restaurants and several diverse bars and lounges, as well as seven inviting swimming pools. In addition to being a member of the prestigious Starwood Spa Collection, The Spa offers guests extraordinary treatments that renew both the mind and body. The WestinWORKOUT gym, tennis courts, a nine-hole seaside putting green challenge and the renowned Westin Kids Club provides guests of all ages an extensive variety of fun and invigorating activities. Nearly 11,000 square feet of indoor function halls and a seemingly endless array of outdoor event space make this resort ideal for meetings and special events of all styles and sizes. For more information or to make reservations, call The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos at 011-52-624-142-9000 or go to www.westinloscabos.com for the best rate guarantee, pictures and virtual tours.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 940 properties in approximately 97 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Meridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

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