W Miami Opens New Restaurant; More in F&B…

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—W Miami opens a new restaurant with skyline views, Holiday Inn Express adds to its breakfast experience, plus a boutique New Jersey inn revamps its F&B staff.

W Miami Opens New Restaurant with Local Fare

W Miami in downtown Brickell has a new restaurant, ADDiKT. Reimagined from the 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar, ADDiKT has views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline.

ADDiKT will be led by award-winning Executive Chef Christian Quiñones, a Puerto Rico native who brings more than15 years of experience to W Miami. The menu is inspired by the farthest points of Asia, South America and Europe all the while uncovering the lesser-known culinary delights of Miami and South Florida. The restaurant offers breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

Cinnabon Comes to Holiday Inn Express

Cinnabon is now part of the new, hot and fresh Holiday Inn Express Express Start Breakfast bar, available exclusively at Holiday Inn Express hotels across the country.

Jennifer Gribble, VP global of Holiday Inn Express mainstream growth said, “We are constantly innovating the Holiday Inn Express experience for our guests, and last year announced the revamped Express Start Breakfast bar offerings to include fresh egg and meat products, egg white omelets and a new pancake recipe for our one touch pancake machine. A Holiday Inn Express breakfast staple is the classic cinnamon roll and our partnership with Cinnabon brings a new recipe our guests will love.”

Cinnabon Sweet Rolls are currently served in more than 650 Holiday Inn Express locations nationwide as part of the complimentary Express Start Breakfast bar, and will be rolling into 1,600 hotels by the end of this year.

Historic New Jersey Hotel Welcomes New Sommelier

The Peacock Inn in Princeton, NJ, introduces George Parkinson as sommelier of The Peacock Inn Restaurant & Bar. The only boutique hotel in downtown Princeton is having a renaissance under new ownership by the Genesis Hospitality Group, which began with its upscale fine dining restaurant and continues with the evolution of their wine program.

George has more than 35 years of experience and is a certified sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. A wine writer and educator, George is known for his long-running wine column in the Bucks County Women’s Journal.