It’s no secret that the Caribbean and Latin America are culinary hot spots and home to some of the most talented chefs in the world. To showcase and honor the culture and gastronomy of the region, Marriott International in the Caribbean and Latin America is bringing some spice into your life with their latest SaborES Marriott Bonvoy® campaign, just in time for the International Hot and Spicy Food Day on January 16th. The campaign is a celebration of the region´s culinary culture, spice and big flavors, where a variety of Marriott properties across the region have come together to showcase their specific flavor.
“Marriott International is privileged to have many talented chefs on our teams and we are excited to share their flavors with the world. These chefs inspired us to create the SaborES Marriott Bonvoy campaign and we hope to get everyone interested in trying new, delectable dishes.” – Diana Plazas-Trowbridge, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.
Marriott International encompasses a portfolio of roughly 7,900 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 138 countries and territories. In the Caribbean and Latin America, just last year, Marriott International reached a milestone with the opening of its 300th property in the region.
Participating Hotels & Chefs
Check out the participating properties below and click on each chef´s unique recipe landing page to cook wherever you are.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas features an alluring blend of sea-inspired luxury and resort amenities. Embark on an idyllic retreat at this jewel among hotels in the US Virgin Islands, where you will discover endless views over Great Bay, locally sourced cuisine and well-appointed accommodations.
Chef Gerald Cárdenas
Gerald Cárdenas is the Banquet Chef at The Ritz–Carlton, St. Thomas. He is originally from a beautiful town in the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. Since 2008 he started his journey with Marriott International, back in Costa Rica. Gerald has had the opportunity to work in different countries like Panama, Cayman Islands, Aruba, Curacao and now in the warm and sunny Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Caribbean lifestyle is dear to his heart, the multi-cultural diversity, the warmth of the people, the stunning scenery and most importantly sourcing the finest ingredients reflect the essence of his cuisine – he love’s fresh food.
Indulge in fine dining with an Italian twist. The fragrance of freshly baked bread. The aroma of Italian herbs. The soft glow of moonlight cascading over the Great Bay. This is Alloro, where fine dining transports you to Sicily by way of St. Thomas. Enjoy locally sourced seafood, imported prosciutto and a superb wine selection at this elevated Italian restaurant.
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Discover a captivating tropical paradise at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. Overlooking the Caribbean sands of Palm Beach, this beautifully-styled hotel boasts spacious accommodations on the sunny beaches of Aruba with exceptional resort amenities.
Chef Ever de Peña
Ever started his culinary career in 2005 as a student apprentice and later promoted to Demi Chef and Junior Sous Chef at the Renaissance Hotel in Aruba. He continued with his career at exclusive hotels working under influential culinary professionals who helped him shape his style and depth of knowledge before joining the Aruba Marriott team in 2016 as Complex Executive Sous Chef. Chef Ever is responsible for supervising the kitchen areas and culinary staff at the resort, including seven restaurants and cafes. In addition to cooking, Chef Ever’s passion is to develop and guide his culinary team while striving to deliver the highest quality gastronomic experiences to guests.
Atardi means ‘late afternoon’ in the native language of Papiamento. Discover a refined yet relaxed fine dining experience at Atardi. Our pop-up restaurant is set up on Palm Beach in the late afternoon. Enjoy an intimate setting for romantic dinners or special occasions enhanced by dazzling sunsets over the ocean here in Aruba. With a special focus on fresh seafood expertly prepared, our menu also includes delicious meat entrees, from Filet Mignon to Short Ribs and flavorful sides.
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Sheraton Mexico City Maria Isabel
Located at the heart of Mexico City, over renowned Paseo de la Reforma, in front of the “Angel de la Independencia” monument and just minutes away from the Historic Center. Sheraton Mexico City Maria Isabel is the perfect point of departure to live and walk this breathtaking city, where visitors find countless places, flavors, neighborhoods, museums, and memorable experiences.
Chef Julio Gómez
Julio is the Chef Executive at the Maria Isabel Sheraton in Mexico City. He is in charge of managing all kitchens including for Amici and Manhattan Deli Restaurants. He also leads and banquets or menus for the Convention Center. He is always at the forefront of the latest banquet and buffet style dinner trends. Also, he has a vast experience in organizing gastronomy festivals. In 2016 he participated in the F&B University in Lima which focused on the latest industry trends.
Experience the inspired fusion of traditional Italian and Mexican cuisines at Amici. Led by Chef Julio Gomez, our signature dining venue offers an all-day menu in a refined, yet casual environment.
Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center
Business and leisure travelers will enjoy a comfortable and convenient stay at Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center in Peru. Located near the Historic District, less than 7 miles from Jorge Chavez International Airport, this pet-friendly hotel is convenient to Lima’s top attractions.
Chef Heivel Bedoya
Heivel Bedoya began his culinary career in 2010 at the JW Marriott Lima as a commis chef, and continuing his culinary journey at various prestigious hotels including the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco and JW Marriott Lima. Since April 2018, he has been a part of the Sheraton Hotel & Convention Center as Executive Chef. Chef Bedoya wishes to continue to share his knowledge and experience about Peruvian food on an international level as he strives to become a benchmark of his cuisine wherever he goes with a “practical gourmet” style.
In Chef Heivel Bedoya’s kitchen, Mariva seeks to honor the culinary roots and the culture of our country, through a variety of signature dishes from the Peruvian cuisine, whose protagonist is the Mariva potato.