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DoubleTree Appoints Aaron Boyd as Executive Chef at 9600 Kitchen

DoubleTree By Hilton at Breckenridge Appoints Aaron Boyd as

Executive Chef at 9600 Kitchen

Refreshed menu gives guests what they crave – fresh, flavorful food


Breckenridge, Colo. (Oct. 29, 2015) – The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at Breckenridge is pleased to announce the appointment of Aaron Boyd to the position of Executive Chef at 9600 Kitchen. Bringing more than 18 years of extensive knowledge and experience with restaurant and hotel management, as well as developing creative and fresh menus, Chef Boyd will oversee the launch of 9600 Kitchen’s refreshed menus and dining experience, debuting this winter just in time for ski season.

“It’s no secret, great tasting food starts with great ingredients,” said Chef Boyd. “When responsibly selecting local suppliers for some meats, cheeses and produce it allows for our guest to embrace Breckenridge completely and walk away talking about the incredible dining experience they just had… and what better place than at 9,600 feet in 9600 Kitchen.”

Chef Boyd’s first mission in his new role is to revamp the menu at 9600 Kitchen, staying with the pasture-to-plate concept, and focusing on hearty comfort food with an outdoorsy mountain twist. Examples of new menu items include bison meatloaf, pheasant pot pie, and primal cuts of steak. Using locally-sourced food is an important focus for the new menu, from responsibly-sourced beef from Colorado such as Frontiere Natural Meats Longmont, to local cheese from Broken Shovels Farm. That’s in addition to the year-round herb garden on property, providing mint, rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, Kale, tomatoes, squash, and more. In addition to food menu updates, the specialty cocktail menu is being refreshed to include a list of well thought out wines, local craft beers and signature cocktails, all at an affordable price.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chef Boyd on board at 9600 Kitchen. His expertise, leadership and creativity in the culinary field is already making a huge impact by refreshing the food and drink menu at 9600 Kitchen,” said General Manager Chris Torsleff. “There are delicious updates in the works that will provide the hearty, fresh meal guests crave after an exciting day on the slopes of Breckenridge.”

Most recently, Chef Boyd served as principal of the Boyd Company, a consulting firm that specializes in restaurants, hotels, and resorts. Chef Boyd earned a Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality from San Diego State University and has since held a variety of positions within the restaurant and hotel sectors. He was kitchen manager at Jake’s On The Lake in Tahoe City, Calif.; general manager, partner and executive sous chef at dual Restaurant in Gilbert, Ariz.; food and beverage director and executive chef at Crowne Plaza and general manager at Radisson Hotel, both in Phoenix, AZ.

About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Breckenridge

Located in the authentic mountain town of Breckenridge, Colorado, the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge offers contemporary style in a gorgeous mountain setting.  The full service hotel invites guests to enjoy a bevy of unique offerings such as ski valet, pre-ski yoga classes, afternoon s’mores and of course a warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie upon arrival.  The hotel is just a short walk across the street to the Quicksilver chairlift and within walking distance of Main Street and offers easy access to everything Breckenridge has to offer.

DoubleTree by Hilton Breck
DoubleTree by Hilton Breck

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and two urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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