Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Executive Chef, Sous Chef Join Culinary Team at Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort

Four-Diamond Western Maryland Resort Also Appoints Controller

(CUMBERLAND, Md.) – Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort – home to the state’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course – today announces Chef Alfonso Obregon has been appointed Executive Chef. Obregon brings more than 20 years of professional cooking and kitchen management experience to the AAA Four-Diamond resort.

“Chef Al brings a wealth of experience and culinary creativity to our team at Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort,” says General Manager Tim Grambley. “Our guests have long been treated to the area’s finest dining and are going to be thrilled with Chef Al’s creations.”

A culinary artist, Obregon will oversee the offerings in the resort’s luxurious Lakeside Restaurant, where panoramic views of Lake Habeeb and Evitts Mountain greet diners. Rocky Gap also features Signatures Bar & Grill for more casual fare.

A native of the Southwest, Obregon joins the resort from Stillwater (Okla.) Country Club where he also held the position of Executive Chef. While he’ll continue to offer Mid-Atlantic staples, guests can expect to experience many dishes with Obregon’s southwestern flare, such as chili rellano, chile verde and seafood enchiladas.

Sous Chef Tyler Dinteman also joins the culinary team at Rocky Gap. A graduate of the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, Dinteman is very familiar with the resort as he served as the kitchen supervisor for four years prior to taking a position at Grand Concourse – an upscale restaurant located in the historic Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Station.

Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort also announces the hiring of Shirley Upole as Controller. With more than 30 years of experience in the hotel and resort industry, Upole is proficient in many areas of management, from accounting and human resources to reservations and guest services.

Rocky Gap’s award-winning golf course – given 4 Stars by Golf Digest – is a design masterpiece that features two unique playing experiences. The par-72 track features a front nine that weaves its way along the mountainside and boasts dramatic elevation changes, while the back nine features expansive, gently rolling fairways and scenic vistas with breathtaking views of the wooded splendor.

Through November, guests can play the award-winning resort course for only $25 per round with the purchase of a $119 double occupancy room. In addition to championship golf, Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort also offers value-laden packages ranging from treatments at the Garden Spa to holidays, romance and family. For more information on those packages and the resort, visit or call 800-724-0828.

Conveniently located within two hours of Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Washington D.C., the all-inclusive resort sits at the gateway to Rocky Gap State Park and is nestled at the base of Evitts Mountain, on the pristine shores of Lake Habeeb.

About Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort

Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort is a 215-room resort located on 243-acre Lake Habeeb in the lush forested mountains of Western Maryland. Amenities include the Rocky Gap Garden Spa which features the renowned line of Eminence spa products, miles of marked hiking trails highlighting Mother Nature's glory, a 7,000-yard Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course with five sets of tee boxes to match the skill level of any golfer, and an on-property adventure outfitter for horseback riding, hiking and biking, whitewater rafting and corporate team building.

About Crestline Hotels & Resorts

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is one of the nation's largest independent hospitality management companies. Founded in 2000, the Company presently manages 70 hotels, resorts and conference and convention centers with nearly 14,900 rooms in 14 states and the District of Columbia. Crestline Hotels & Resorts manages properties independently and under such well regarded brands as Marriott, Hilton, Westin, Renaissance, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza and Wyndham. Additional information about the hotel management company is available at the company's web site:

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