Loews Coral Gables Hotel, opening November 3, 2022, is pleased to announce Ricardo Jarquin as Executive Chef. In this role, Chef Jarquin will spearhead all culinary aspects of the new 242-room hotel, located in the heart of The Plaza Coral Gables. This includes the development and implementation of menus and culinary points of view for all dining outlets, banquet functions, and curated hotel culinary programming.
With 17 years of experience working for premier hotel brands across the country, Chef Jarquin brings his elevated culinary perspective, creativity, and inspired flavors to Loews Coral Gables. Chef joins Loews from the St. Regis Bal Harbour, where he served as Executive Chef for two years. Before that, he held the same role at W Miami and Silverado Resort in Napa, CA. Throughout his career, Jarquin has held Executive Chef and leadership roles at notable brands, including Four Seasons (Miami, New York, Hawaii), The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Hilton (San Diego), Langham Chicago, and Conrad (New York).Read More
The chef will helm a lineup of food & beverage concepts that celebrate the distinct flavors of Miami, the City of Coral Gables itself, and Loews Hotels’ South Florida history. Four restaurants and lounges, 24-hour in-room dining, and a picturesque rooftop terrace with sweeping views will set the scene for one-of-a-kind culinary experiences. The new outlets include:
Americana Kitchen – An ode to the Americana Hotel built by the Tisch Family – owners of Loews Hotels & Co – in 1956 in what is now Bal Harbour, FL. Deformalized fine dining offering American classics, including breakfast favorites and locally-infused, regional lunch and dinner cuisine.
The Americana Hotel was the last central hotel built in the area until Loews Miami Beach Hotel opened in 1998. On the day it opened, the CEO of Loews Hotels was Jonathan Tisch, son of Robert Tisch, who opened the Americana 32 years earlier.
Americana Bar – Bustling lobby bar shaking up classic cocktails handcrafted in the tradition of old-school American glamour, complimented by an expansive wine collection.
Phineas – Poolside 9th floor oasis, celebrating the Latin flavors of South Florida via small plates and specialty cocktails, with sky-high views of Coral Gables.
Notable Fact: Named after Phineas Paist, the Supervisor of Color and Supervising Architect for Coral Gables’ founder George Merrick’s corporation. Paist played an integral role in realizing Merrick’s dream of bringing Coral Gables to life.
Miami Joe Coffee Co. – Locally-inspired grab-and-go market featuring locally roasted coffee, homemade pastries, fresh salads, sandwiches, snacks, and gelato.
Loews Coral Gables Hotel will offer a new level of hospitality just four blocks from the Gables’ iconic Miracle Mile. The hotel boasts 242 guestrooms, including 21 stylish suites featuring a sophisticated, modern design, luxe amenities, spa, fitness center, pool, and four restaurants and lounges. Additionally, 30,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space includes a 9,000 square foot ballroom – the largest in the city – and a 9th-floor event deck with spectacular views of downtown Coral Gables, appropriately known as The City Beautiful.
Loews Coral Gables Hotel is the second Loews Hotel in South Florida, joining the iconic Loews Miami Beach Hotel in South Beach. For additional information about Loews Coral Gables or to make a reservation, visit www.loewshotels.com.