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34181 03 Oct 2023

Two new Chef de Cuisines to help oversee the culinary program under the leadership of Chef Dahms

The Davenport Hotel Collection Appoints Two Chef de Cuisines

The Davenport Hotel Collection in Spokane, Washington, has appointed two new Chef de Cuisines to help oversee the culinary program under the leadership of Chef Dahms, Area Culinary Director and Executive Chef. Since joining The Davenport Hotel Collection in May 2023, Chef Dahms’ support and mentorship has been a guiding force influencing the culinary talent on his team.  


  • Chef Rory Allen Appointed Chef de Cuisine for the Davenport Grand Hotel Restaurants 

o   Chef Allen joined The Davenport Hotel Collection as a Sous Chef in September 2022 working under Chef Eric Nelson. He has over 15-years of Executive Chef experience with some of Washington’s and Spokane’s top kitchens including The Wandering Table, Durkin’s and Remedy and Scratch. Chef Allen is also famous locally for his Duck Duck food truck and pop-up restaurant.  


  • Chef Eric Nelson Appointed Chef de Cuisine for the Davenport Historic Hotel Restaurants  

o   Chef Nelson joined The Davenport Hotel Collection as a Sous Chef in May 2017 before being promoted to Executive Chef a year later. Prior to joining the team, Chef Nelson spent several years as the executive chef at the Italian Kitchen in Spokane.


For more information about dining at The Davenport Hotel Collection, please visit davenporthotelcollection.com/dining/.  


About The Davenport Hotel Collection 

Set in Downtown Spokane, Washington, The Davenport Hotel Collection includes five hotels renowned for their world-class service and luxury guest experience. Originally opened in 1914 by Louis Davenport and designed in the mold of Europe’s grand hotels, The Historic Davenport Hotel quickly became a favored Inland Northwest luxury destination. The Davenport Hotel Collection has since grown to include four additional hotels: The Davenport Tower, The Davenport Lusso, The Davenport Grand and The Centennial Hotel – all of which are operated by Davidson Hospitality Group, an award-winning, full-service hospitality management company. Across the portfolio, theproperties offer 1,786 guest rooms, nine restaurants with al fresco dining options, exquisite ballrooms and meeting space, and luxury amenities including a Forbes Four-Star Spa & Salon, fitness facilities, pools and a home store. For more information, visit davenporthotelcollection.com. Follow us on Instagram: @staydavenport. Like us on Facebook: @staydavenport


About Davidson Hospitality Group  

Davidson Hospitality Group is an award-winning, full-service hospitality management company comprised of 80 existing hotels and resorts; more than 195 restaurants, bars and lounges; and more than 1.5 million square feet of meeting space across the United States. A trusted partner and preferred operator for Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Kimpton, and Margaritaville, Davidson offers a unique entrepreneurial management style and owners’ mentality that provides the individualized personal service of a small company, enhanced by the breadth and depth of skill and experience of a larger company. In keeping with the company’s heritage of delivering value, Davidson Hospitality Group is comprised of four highly specialized operating verticals: Davidson Hotels, Pivot, Davidson Resorts and Davidson Restaurant Group. In 2022, Davidson Hospitality Group was ranked #1 in Guest Satisfaction among Third-Party Hotel Management Companies by J.D. Power. For more information, visit www.davidsonhospitality.com. Follow us on Instagram: @davidsonhospitality and Twitter: @DavidsonHospGrp. Like us on Facebook: @DavidsonHospitalityGroup. Connect with us on LinkedIn: @DavidsonHospitalityGroup. #DavidsonHospitality