Daxton Hotel Appoints New Director of Beverage and Service
Award-winning sommelier Liz Martinez brings decades of experience to hotel, setting a new standard for hospitality
BIRMINGHAM, Mich.(July 21, 2021)- Daxton Hotelannounces today the appointment of Certified Sommelier Liz Martinez as Director of Beverage and Service. Martinez will bring new foodandbeverage programming to the striking new build on the city's iconic Old Woodward Ave, and will also elevate the hotels dining experience with a brand-new wine list for its flagship restaurant, Madam.
"Liz's extensive experience and highly awarded career within the restaurant industry and as a somm has brought excitement to the Madam team,"said Madam Executive Chef Garrison Price."We're looking forward to collaborating with her on drink pairing menus and elevating our overall dining experience bringing forth new beverage programming."
With over two decades of experience designing award-winning wine lists, training staff, and managing service for some of America's best restaurants, Martinez has received accolades for wine and service from every major national wine magazine and several other notable publications, including Food Wine's Sommelier of the Year in 2019. Martinez has consistently elevated service and wine standards in a wide range of restaurants throughout the country, including Detroits luxury steakhouse Prime+Proper and Chicago's bustling Purple Pig.
In her new role, Martinez will be responsible for creating a unique wine experience that will invite guests and visitors to discover new flavors and will serve to elevate the hotels food and beverage programming. Working closely with Chef Price, Martinez will also be curating a new wine list and pairing menus that will complement the California-American inspired cuisine of Madam. She will be working with local vintners to develop a menu that draws inspiration from local culture and character which will be complemented by an assortment of international vintages that will invite guests and visitors to delight in new flavors.
About Daxton Hotel
Daxton Hotelis the first hotel by local entrepreneur Mark Mitchell in partnership withAparium Hotel Group, the newest property in its award-winning portfolio. The 151-room Daxton Hotel brings a modern vision of Birmingham luxury incorporating some of the finest art, wellness, dining and retail that hospitality can offer. A striking new build on the citys iconic Old Woodward Ave, Daxton Hotel features a minimalist-luxe design with over 400 original pieces of cutting-edge art curated from around the world by renownedSaatchi Art. The incredible collection of mixed media brings whimsical and energetic flair throughout. Vibrant colors flood spaces throughout the hotel, featuring a chartreuse lobby, deep-burgundy guest rooms, and lavender parlors. Daxton Hotels flagship restaurant, Madam, features an enlightened New American menu in a lively, airy space serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch in its dining room and adjacent bar and lounge.
Daxton is located at 298 S Old Woodward Ave and bookings are livehere.For more information, visitwww.daxtonhotel.comor call 248-283-4200. Keep up to date on Daxton Hotel by following@daxtonmion Instagram and@daxtonhotelon Facebook.
About Aparium Hotel Group:
Established in 2012 and led by founder Mario Tricoci,Aparium Hotel Groupis a pioneer in the lifestyle hotel industry with individually unique, awe-inspiring, award-winning independent hotels in distinct yet underserved markets across the U.S. Inspired by the concept of trans-local hospitality and a desire to provide an important catalyst in the resurgence of many great American cities,Aparium Hotel Groupcreates memorable stays and cultural connectivity with top-of-market, design forward, locally relevant and dynamically programmed hotels and restaurants that are a destination for discerning travelers and locals alike. The hotels feature elevated services and amenities, with locally curated food and beverage programming, celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of each community and ultimately ingraining each hotel into the fabric of the cities they inhabit.
Aparium Hotel Group is a vertically integrated owner and operator of ten hotel properties across the U.S. includingThe Pontchartrain Hotel(New Orleans, LA),Surety Hotel(Des Moines, IA),Hotel Haya, (Tampa, FL),Crossroads Hotel(Kansas City, MO),Detroit Foundation Hotel(Detroit, MI),The MC Hotel(Montclair, NJ),Hewing Hotel(Minneapolis, MN),Hu. Hotel(Memphis, TN),Daxton Hotel(Birmingham, MI),Clayton Members Club Hotel(Denver, CO) and several projects in various stages of development. For more information about Aparium Hotel Group, please visitaparium.com.