Austin Hotel Raises The Bar For Arboretum Restaurants With New Chef

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The Renaissance Austin Hotel is pleased to announce Michael Lottermoser as their new Director of Food & Beverage Operations, bringing an exciting upgrade to area cuisine.

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Chef Michael brings not only his talent in the kitchen but also his passion for creating and performing live music; an extraordinary twist for your everyday culinarian.

A sensational new culinary era has begun at a well-known Austin, Texas hotel.

The Renaissance Austin Hotel announced today that Michael Lottermoser has been selected as their next Director of Food & Beverage Operations. A graduate of the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park, New York and the Culinary Institute of Napa, California, Chef Lottermoser brings an experienced, East-and-West coast vision to the restaurants at the Renaissance.

Chef Michael brings not only his talent in the kitchen but also his passion for creating and performing live music; an extraordinary twist for your everyday culinarian. This unique combination makes him the perfect addition to the soon to be fully renovated Renaissance Austin Hotel. The hotel regularly offers its guests and local patrons an opportunity to discover new and emerging musical artists through the industry leading RLife LIVE program, a platform dedicated to providing an up close and personal look into culinary arts, design, entertainment and more. The Renaissance Hotels brand is recognized around the world for encouraging guests to discover the hidden gems of their hotels and destinations.

Featuring three dining options, the Renaissance Austin Hotel has been recognized for its attention to bold flavors and Southern style. Banderas Restaurant has been a long-time popular Austin Arboretum restaurant, and Lottermoser will bring his expertise to its diverse, Texas-inspired menu, drawing on influences from Spanish, Mexican, French, and American cuisine. The hotel also features SteeRnorth, a trendy bar with contemporary atmosphere and an excellent happy-hour reputation. Another hot-spot is the hotel’s @ustinbytes, an open, casual gathering place perfect for socializing over coffee, cocktails, wireless Internet, and a menu of made-to-order pizzas, sandwiches, and gourmet desserts.

Before his arrival at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, Chef Lottermoser was Executive Chef of the historic Marriott Doral Golf Resort & Spa, the Executive Chef at the Miami Biscayne Bay Marriott Hotel, and the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel. Prior to his tenure at these high-profile resorts, he served as Executive Sous Chef at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel, and the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach.

Chef Lottermoser brings his wife and two sons with him on his new adventure in Austin.

Renaissance is known for its outstanding on-site food and beverage establishments, and with its exceptional location this Austin Arboretum hotel expects to elevate its culinary standards even further with the addition of Chef Lottermoser, providing hotel guests and local visitors alike with a fantastic dining experience.

For more information about the Renaissance Austin Hotel and its on-site restaurants, visit

About the Renaissance Austin Hotel

Experience an authentic luxury hotel in Austin featuring the distinct style and diverse personality of the Lone Star State at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. Nestled in the picturesque hills of Texas Hill Country, this Austin Arboretum Hotel provides a tranquil environment surrounded by nature trails, sophisticated boutiques, and a variety of restaurants. From the dramatic nine-story atrium to the stylish, oversized rooms, this newly renovated Austin, Texas hotel features luxurious accommodations and an abundance of upscale amenities. The 65,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space combines modern technology with personalized service in a unique environment. Among the scenic 95 acres, discover the beautiful outdoor reception facility, perfect for intimate weddings and social gatherings. Enjoy close proximity to Downtown, University of Texas, Sixth Street, as well as Austin Bergstrom International Airport. This uniquely Renaissance, distinctly Austin, TX hotel offers a luxurious, eclectic experience.

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