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Fairmont Mayakoba

June 21, 2011 12:00 ET

Fairmont Mayakoba Welcomes New Executive Chef to Culinary Team

Riviera Maya Restaurant to Offer Special Menu for Those With Specific Dietary Requests

RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - The Fairmont Mayakoba, a AAA Five DiamondRiviera Maya resort boasting four exceptional restaurants, welcomes Chef Richard Silvester to its outstanding culinary team. With 21 years of professional culinary experience in the kitchens of prestigious hotels around the world, Chef Silvester is injecting his own delicious style into the hotel's distinctly local food & beverage program, including their new Lifestyle Cuisine Plus, featuring options for travelers with dietary restrictions.

"It's no secret that eating is one of the most powerful, essential experiences and that the outcome of good honest food plays with our senses and overall well being," said Chef Silvester. "This amazing destination has sparked a certain appreciation with its deep traditions. With this flavor in mind, I look forward to enhancing guests' dining experience at Fairmont Mayakoba."

In late January, this Riviera Maya luxury hotel began offering Lifestyle Cuisine Plus, a new menu available upon request catering to guests with specific diet-dependent conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and gluten free needs, as well as unique dietary preferences including, macrobiotic, raw and vegan diets. Chef Silvester underwent extensive training to prepare a vast array of special dietary and allergy-specific meals and is now equipped with Nutritionist Pro™ by Axxya Systems (www.axxya.com), cutting-edge recipe analysis software to help customize entrees and menus to fit with guests' requests. Utilizing nutrient-rich ingredients, clean cooking methods and local food products, diners at Fairmont's Riviera Maya restaurants can be sure their dishes are wholesome, balanced and full of taste.

Chef Silvester's appreciation for the rich environment surrounding Fairmont Mayakoba will be augmented by the use of local, organic and sustainable items wherever possible. Sustainable seafood choices abound on each menu, often purchased from the nearby Sian Ka'an community when in season. Organic local herbs and other vegetables grown in the Chef's Garden on the property pack powerful flavor into each dish, such as Silvester's Mayakoba-style Crab Tostadas.

For additional information or to book a reservation, please visit this Riviera Maya hotel, online or call 1-800-441-1414.

ABOUT MAYAKOBA
Mayakoba is situated just south of Cancún on México's prized Caribbean coast - the Riviera Maya. A mere 40-minute drive from the towering hotels of Cancún visitors will discover a completely different experience. Here, nestled in a lush natural paradise, lies Mayakoba, a truly unique resort destination. Mayakoba is comprised of three luxury resorts, each featuring a range of culinary and spa experiences. An 18 hole Greg Norman championship golf course, El Camaleón, managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, offers players an ever-changing terrain that moves gracefully from mangroves to the sea. Created to harmonize with the unspoiled tropical forest, Mayakoba is connected with a series of lagoons enabling guests to wander effortlessly from place to place through the resort using the "lanchas" (covered boats) as well as a network of trails. www.fairmont.com/mayakoba

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
Located in world-class destinations around the globe, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. With more than 60 hotels, Fairmont is known as much for its warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences, as its classic hotels that imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication and social importance and are often considered destinations in their own right. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.

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