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Trump National Doral Miami Welcomes Executive Chef Didier Lailheugue

For Immediate Release


DORAL, FL. (January 17, 2017) – Trump National Doral® is pleased to announce the appointment of Didier Lailheugue as Executive Chef. Regarded as a culinary expert, Lailheugue offers more than 23 years of experience in kitchen management, development of recipes and menus, and has garnered high recognition from culinary experts.

“Lailheugue is an internationally acclaimed chef, and we’re excited for our guests to experience his worldly cuisine throughout the resort’s signature restaurants and banquet events,” said David Feder, Vice President and Managing Director of Trump National Doral®. “We look forward to expanding our cuisine menu and enhancing our guest’s palates.”

Prior to joining the fine dining Miami team at Trump National Doral®, Lailheugue served as Executive Chef with the reputable InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) for 10 years. During his tenure as Executive Chef, Lailheugue supervised all cuisine operations, menu creation, budgeting, food safety procedures, staff training, and forecasting. In addition to his position with IHG, Lailheugue held a significant role as the seasonal Executive Chef at the well-known Relais & Chateaux Group for six years.

Lailheugue's creative expertise and culinary intellect is reflected in his early experience, having graduated from LEP Louis Darmante, in Capbreton, France. As a young chef, he trained under renowned chefs including Alain Ducasse, Patrick Henriroux and five rated Michelin Stars Restaurants in France. He has been a recipient of multiple awards including Best One Time Catering Event Award by Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association, Executive Chef of the Year Award for the InterContinental Hotel Group, Award of Excellence by French & American Chamber of Commerce, and various others. Lailheugue is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.


About Trump National Doral® Miami

In June 2012, Trump Hotels™ acquired Miami’s iconic Doral Golf Resort & Spa with the goal of creating the greatest golf resort in the United States. Today, the 800-acre Trump National Doral® Miami showcases the Trump family’s commitment to this $250 million transformation ushering in a new era of sprawling luxury with a triumphant return to grandeur.  The resort boasts 643 all-new deluxe guestrooms and suites located across eight villas; a completely redesigned clubhouse; eclectic cuisine and fine handcrafted cocktails throughout four food and beverage outlets including the award winning BLT Prime; a re-imagined spa treatment menu within The Trump Spa’s redesigned 48,000 sq. ft. tranquil oasis ; all-new Trump Spa Suites; all-new re-imagined recreational amenities; complete transformations by world-renowned golf architect Gil Hanse, to 72 holes of championship golf across four golf courses, including the legendary Blue Monster; a new True Spec Golf Club Fitting Lab; an expansion of the highly regarded McLean Golf School; a private members’ clubhouse, and more than 7,000 sq. ft. of the most coveted, latest, and many times exclusive golf and fashion apparel. The resort's award-winning Blue Monster has been host to the PGA TOUR for 55 consecutive years.  Additionally, the resort boasts more than 100,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, one-of-a-kind outdoor venues and elegantly designed ballrooms. For reservations, call toll-free (800) 71-DORAL (36725) or visit


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