Soon-to-open Marriott Dallas Uptown appoints general manager and executive chef

The soon-to-open Marriott Dallas Downtown has named Robbie Tawil as general manager. Tawil has more than 35 year of leadership experience with Marriott.
The soon-to-open Marriott Dallas Downtown has named Robbie Tawil as general manager. Tawil has more than 35 year of leadership experience with Marriott.

DALLAS, Tex. – The Marriott Dallas Uptown team has appointed Robbie Tawil as general manager of the hotel property.

Tawil has more than 35 years of experience with Marriott and the hospitality industry, including previous leadership roles in management and operations.

During his tenure with Marriott, Tawil has served as general manager of the Marriott Conference Center in Norman, Okla., and the Worthington Renaissance, director of operations at the Dallas Renaissance, director of food and beverage at the Worthington in Fort Worth, and director of operations at Dallas Marriott Downtown, among others.

“Dallas has always been my home, and I am elated to be opening a hotel in my own backyard,” said Tawil. “Marriott Dallas Uptown has so much to offer the burgeoning Uptown district. We are looking forward to meeting and serving our neighbors in the surrounding communities and welcoming travelers visiting Dallas from outside our city.”

Also joining the Marriott Dallas Uptown team is Juan Pablo Silva, the incoming executive chef of Good Graces, the hotel’s restaurant.

Silva’s passion for food was born while cooking with his grandmother as a child in his hometown of Lima, Peru. He furthered his knowledge at Le Cordon Bleu Peru, where he graduated with a culinary arts and hotel management degree.

Silva has helped manage the culinary program for the largest Ritz-Carlton in the world, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal. After three years in Abu Dhabi, Silva became the executive sous chef of the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas and then executive chef. He said he is honored and excited to take on the challenge of opening Good Graces, a modern American Brasserie.

“The menu I’ve created for Good Graces will truly highlight each place I’ve cooked and learned from,” Silva said. “From home-cooking in my grandmother’s kitchen in Peru to fine dining at the Ritz, this menu will be the perfect balance of each.”

The 14-story, 255-guest room Marriott Dallas Uptown hotel and Good Graces are set to open this month.

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