Portland’s Hotel Fifty Names Kairos Cuilann des Rosiers Director of Wine and Spirits

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Hotel Fifty, a distinctive boutique hotel located in Portland where downtown meets the river, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kairos Cuilann des Rosiers as director of wine and spirits.

“Kairos’ diverse background and extensive wine knowledge will increase the level of service we can provide our guests,” said Nick Yanes, executive chef of Hotel Fifty. “His skills and experience make him an asset to Hotel Fifty and H5O bistro and bar.”

Prior to joining Hotel Fifty, des Rosiers was hired by Chef Terrance Brennan of New York’s Artisanal and Picholine as the wine director for his two Seattle-area outposts in 2009, and was previously the wine director of Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago. Previously, des Rosiers was hired by French Master Chef Jean Joho to replace Master Sommelier Alpana Singh at his flagship restaurant Everest in Chicago.

Des Rosiers has received several “Best of Excellence” awards from Wine Spectator for his work, and his wine commentaries have been featured in the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, among others.

For more information about Hotel Fifty, visit http://www.HotelFifty.com.

Posted 8/23/10.