Hotel Phillips Announces Frank Lalumia As New Executive Chef

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Hotel Phillips Continues Its Tradition Of Delicious Cuisine at Restaurant, 12 Baltimore

Frank Lalumia is the new Executive Chef at Hotel Phillips

I hope to inspire and excite guests with my culinary vision.

Hotel Phillips, a historic and prestigious boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, announced today that Frank Lalumia is the hotel’s new Executive Chef.

Most recently, Lalumia worked at Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa as Chef and Restaurant Manager, where he was responsible for four unique restaurants and well as the training of more than 65 employees. During his seven year tenure at Argosy, Lalumia showcased his acumen for preparing luxury dishes and menus, as well as mentoring his team.

“We are thrilled to welcome Frank Lalumia to Hotel Phillips as the new Executive Chef for our hotel and our restaurant, 12 Baltimore,” said Gerald Rappaport, the General Manager at Hotel Phillips. “He is a tremendous addition to our team, and we cannot wait for our guests to taste and experience his decadent creations!”

Native to Kansas City, Lalumia attended the Art Institute in Houston, Texas, where he earned his impressive culinary credentials. While working as the Executive Chef at the Riverside Country Club in Lake Jackson, Tex., he successfully executed many events and exceeded his goals in revenue and food costs.

“The greatest accomplishment of any chef is when the guests are more excited about the food on the menu than the chef,” said Lalumia. “I hope to inspire and excite the guests of Hotel Phillips with my culinary vision for many years to come.”

One of Lalumia’s first orders of business was to create an innovative menu for Kansas City’s upcoming Restaurant Week. From Friday, January 16 to Sunday, January 25, guests will enjoy a special fixed-price menu including a starter, entrée and dessert for a total of $33 per person. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to five local charities. See below for more details.

To make your reservation today, please visit the website at

Hotel Phillips is owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management company based in Milwaukee, Wis. For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit:



  • House Salad (Spring Mix, Red Onion, Goat Cheese, Candied Pistachios, Red Wine Vinaigrette)
  • Soup of the day


  • Braised Beef Short Ribs with Potato Butter, Foie Gras & Blueberry Relish, Roasted Cashews, Sauce Forestiere
  • Seared Scallops with Parsnip Puree, Sautéed Spinach, Basil and Truffle Oil
  • Chicken Schnitzel with Fingerling Potatoes, Broccolini, Lemon Caper Butter Sauce


  • Rum Cake with Cinnamon Gelato
  • Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake with Raspberry Coulis


About Hotel Phillips:
Hotel Phillips is Kansas City’s most historic and prestigious boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown. Hotel Phillips opened its doors in 1931 and today, remains committed to unparalleled guest services and amenities to complement the hotel’s distinctive Great Gatsby art deco style. Featuring a beautiful and elegant lobby, spacious guest rooms and an award-winning restaurant, Hotel Phillips is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized in Southern Living, USA Today, Food & Wine and The Wall Street Journal. Make your reservations today by calling 816-221-7000 or visit For more information, follow the Hotel Phillips on Facebook and Twitter (@HotelPhillips).

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in 10 states. A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historic renovations. The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels. For more information on the latest news and updates, please visit: and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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