May 15

Broughton Hotels appoints key executives for Park James hotel and Oak+Violet restaurant

(Anaheim, CA, May, 15, 2018) Broughton Hotels, a leading Anaheim, California based hospitality management company, announced ParkJames_Logotoday the appointment of new members of the executive team for the Park James, a luxury boutique hotel, and Oak+Violet, a California craft kitchen, opening this summer in Menlo Park, California. Weston Spiegl has been appointed the hotel’s General Manager, Steven Maybeno as Executive Chef, and Daniel Romero the Assistant General Manager.

Weston SpieglWeston Spiegl, the General Manager, will oversee the operation of both Park James and Oak+Violet, a California craft kitchen. He has previously held executive positions for Levy Restaurants at the STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater, Saddle Ranch Chop House, Walt Disney Company, and St. Regis Resort and Spa in Dana Point, CA. Weston led the Walt Disney Company to win multiple Cheers Beverage Excellence Awards and is a certified Sommelier.

Weston Spiegl said “I am excited to be a part of bringing a new luxury hotel and restaurant to Menlo Park. We want to be the gathering place for locals and travelers looking for personalized service and an exceptional food and beverage experience.”

Steven Maybeno, the Executive Chef for Oak+Violet, is responsible for building the concept of Oak+Violet and O+V Bar while directing theSteven Maybeno food and beverage operation throughout the hotel. Chef Steven was a part of the Los Angeles food scene for a number of years after relocating from the Caribbean.  He worked with some of L.A.s most recognizable chefs and restaurateurs such as Susan Fenigar and Mary Sue Milliken of Border Grill, Tin Vuong of Little Sister, and Bruce Kahlman at Union in Pasadena. Chef Steven most recently worked with Roy Choi at LocoL, the Los Angeles Times’ 2017 restaurant of the year. Steven honed his culinary skills while attending culinary school in San Francisco.

Steven Maybeno said, “I’m looking forward to returning to the Northern California food scene, which I consider one of the best in the country. Oak + Violet will be Menlo Park’s kitchen, producing seasonal food, all from local sources.”

daniel romero_4Daniel Romero, the hotel’s Assistant General Manager, will oversee daily operations of the hotel delivering personalized service and anticipating guest needs. Prior to joining Park James, he was the Director of Experience at the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz, Director of Front Office at The Camby, an Autograph Collection Hotel, and held a variety of positions at the Radisson Suites in Tucson.

Larry Broughton, CEO of Broughton Hotels says: “Adding these three rockstars to our leadership team in Menlo Park is very exciting. Their exceptional talents are coming together to create something remarkably special for Menlo Park.”

Broughton Hotels portfolio currently includes sixteen hotels in California and Illinois.

BHG LOGO 2012About broughtonHOTELS 

An innovative and privately held hospitality company, broughtonHOTELS delivers highly specialized services in hotel management, investment, and development. Founded in 2001 by industry leader and entrepreneur, Larry Broughton, the company is well established as an operator of independent, boutique hotels. broughtonHOTELS upholds a strict ethos that emphasizes honesty, integrity and ethics in all business engagements. The company is anchored by a corporate culture of giving back within the communities they serve. Based in Anaheim, CA Broughton Hotels continues to invest in top-flight hospitality talent to support its growing portfolio of 16 managed hotel properties in highly sought-after destinations from California to Illinois.

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