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Amol Agarwal Named Executive Chef at New JW Marriot, Anaheim Resort

Posted on January 29, 2020

Anaheim, Calif.—Orange County's highly-anticipated luxury travel destination, the JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort, announces the appointment of Amol Agarwal as Executive Chef. Chef Amol oversees the hotel's culinary programming, including its new restaurant and bar experiences, Market Café, lobby bar, and room service.

The hotel, scheduled to open in April 2020, introduces several new dining concepts to Orange County and Anaheim theme park areas. Among the outlets, is JW's Signature Restaurant, an elevated Italian chophouse featuring hand-cut steaks, fresh hand-rolled pasta, and a bounty of local seafood. Another exciting addition to the hotel is the rooftop bar and lounge. Set to be an elevated rooftop concept in Orange County, the soon-to-be nighttime hotspot boasts fire pits, interactive yakitori style dining, creative cocktails, DJ, and spectacular views of the nightly firework show.

Chef Amol joins JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort, with nearly 23 years of global culinary experience, including positions in India, Maldives, Jamaica, China, and the United States. During his Marriott career, Chef Amol opened The Ritz Carlton, Beijing during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and served as Executive Chef at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. Most recently, he served as Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at Hotel Nia, Autograph Collection in Menlo Park, California. 

Hotel General Manager Nusrat Mirza notes that Chef Amol's international experience brings forth innovative dining trends to the area. "The JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort is presenting bucket list worthy dining experiences," said Mirza. "Not only elevating area offerings, but also presenting fresh, trend-forward settings to create memories, enjoy remarkable cuisine, and experience one of the world's most sought after travel destinations in an entirely new and exciting way."

The JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort, owned by a joint venture between Prospera Hotels, Inc. and O'Connell Hotel Group, is located at the Anaheim GardenWalk, just steps from the Disneyland Resort®, Anaheim Convention Center and all the other attractions of Anaheim including Angels Stadium, home of the Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Honda Center, home of National Hockey League's Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

The JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort debuts in April 2020 and is taking reservations for May 2020 and beyond at

About JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort

Experience travel with greater meaning at JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort opening in early 2020. The new luxury hotel in Orange County, CA and owned by a joint venture between Prospera Hotels, Inc. and O’Connell Hotel Group, uplifts the soul, enriches the body, spirit and mind, and places travelers in an ideal location just steps from Disneyland® Resort, the Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim attractions. Thoughtfully designed to bring people together, the hotel will offer multiple social spaces and amenities, including a JW Garden, yoga and Zen room, expansive fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, signature restaurant, and rooftop bar and lounge with stunning views of the nightly fireworks show. Plus, 43,000 square feet of inspiring indoor and outdoor function spaces will leave meeting and event attendees feeling richer than when they arrived. From locally inspired dishes to a holistic approach to wellbeing, JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort provides expertly choreographed service and experiences designed to deepen a traveler’s journey at the hotel and beyond. To learn more, visit 

About JW Marriott

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio of brands and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. The impressive array of award-winning hotels cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand's philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. These experiences help guests to be fully present, foster connections and feed the soul. Inspired by the principles of mindfulness, JW Marriott is a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole – present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit – through programs and offerings that encourage them to come together, act with intention and experience every moment to the fullest. Today there are over 80 JW Marriott hotels in more than 25 countries and territories. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy™, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit

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